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On the Discworlds last continent, its hot. Its dry. . . very dry. There was this thing once called the Wet, which no one now believes in. Practically everything thats not poisonous is venomous. But its the best bloody place in the world, all right? And itll die in a few days, except. . . Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker. A man in a hat, whose Luggage follows him on little legs, Yes . . . all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, the inept wizard. Hes the only hero left. Still . . . no worries, eh?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Discworld's last continent is hot and very dry, and everything is poisonous. All this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is the inept wizard Rincewind, the only hero left. This is the 22nd in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
The twenty-second "Discworld" novel in the phenomenally successful series, exploring a country something like Australia... which may not exist much longer. Needless to say, this will be as big as his previous titles, with the hardback already spending ten weeks as the "Sunday Times" No.1 bestseller.
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back.