Interesting Times (Discworld)

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Accompanied by Cohen the Barbarian, Hex the computer, a weather-making butterfly, and the silver Horde, Rincewind journeys to the Empire of Hong, Sung, Fang, Tang, and McSweeney, where a new Emperor is to be crowned and they are not sure whether they are to destroy the Forbidden City of Hunghung or to save it. Reissue.

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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 Selby

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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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