"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
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Marvelous Discworld, which revolves on the backs of four great elephants and a big turtle, spins into Interesting Times, the 17th outing in Terry Pratchett's rollicking fantasy series. The gods are playing games again, and this time the mysterious Lady opposes Fate in a match of "Destinies of Nations Hanging by a Thread." --Blaise SelbyFrom the Inside Flap:
MIGHTY BATTLES! REVOLUTION! DEATH! WAR! (AND HIS SONS TERROR AND PANIC, AND DAUGHTER CLANCY)
The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water bufffaloes. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancienct cities.
And all that stands in the way of terrible doom for everyone is:
Rincewind the Wizard, who can't even spell the word 'wizard'...
Cohen the barbarian hero, five foot tall in his surgical sandals, who has had a lifetime's experience of not dying...
...and a very SPECIAL butterfly.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: On Discworld, a bizarre planet carried through space on the backs of four elephants perched on a gigantic turtle, retirement is looking good to Wizard Rincewind. But when a nearly illegible and equally incomprehensible message from a lost (until now) continent arrives, his glorious leaders pack him off on an ill-considered diplomatic mission. Just what he is supposed to accomplish, no one can say. As the mystery grows ever more unfathomable, Rincewind is faced with yet another pressing question: What is that magical butterfly doing here, anyway?. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061056901
Book Description HarperPrism, New York, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Harper Prism - New York , First Harper Printing 1998, full number line. Mass market paper back. A Discworld novel. BRAND NEW BOOK and as Terry Pratchett says'" Not tested on animals, you'll be the first." Cohen the Barbarian is introduced. 12mo. 368pp Papillon Books We ship to please so you can read. Bookseller Inventory # PB-824
Book Description HarperTorch, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061056901
Book Description HarperTorch, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061056901
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