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Cohen the Barbarian.
He's been a legend in his own lifetime.
He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.
But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...
So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old -- very old -- friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.
It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Review: A new Discworld story is always an event. Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero is unusually short, a 40,000-word "Discworld Fable" rather than a full novel, but is illustrated throughout in sumptuous color by Paul Kidby.
The 160 pages cover the series' longest and most awesome (but still comic) journey yet, a mission to save all Discworld from a new threat. An old threat, actually. Aged warrior Cohen the Barbarian has decided to go out with a bang and take the gods with him. So, with the remnants of his geriatric Silver Horde, he's climbing to the divine retirement home Dunmanifestin with the Discworld equivalent of a nuke--a fifty-pound keg of Agatean Thunder Clay.
This will, for excellent magical reasons, destroy the world.
It's up to Leonard of Quirm, Discworld's da Vinci, to invent the technology that might just beat Cohen to his goal. His unlikely vessel is powered by dragons, crewed by himself and two popular regular characters, and secretly harbors a stowaway. Before long we hear the Discworld version of "Houston, we have a problem...."
Kidby rises splendidly to the challenge of painting both funny faces and cosmic vistas. As Pratchett puts it, The Last Hero "has an extra dimension: some parts of it are written in paint!" New characters include Evil Dark Lord Harry Dread, who started out with "just two lads and his Shed of Doom," and a god so tiresome that his worshippers are forbidden chocolate, ginger, mushrooms and garlic.
Pratchett's story alone is strong and effective, with several hair-raising frissons contrasting with high comedy; Kidby's paintings make it something very special. Not to be missed. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk
Title: The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Discworld ...
Publisher: Harper & Bros
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2857513664
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback book with dust jacket titled THE LAST HERO:A Discworld Fable by Terry Pratchett with illustrations by Paul Kidby. Published in 2001 by Harper Collins. Dust jacket shows light rubbing/scuffing. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-15A-bottom) rareviewbooks. Seller Inventory # RVB01271704
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The first printing of the first US edition. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound, bright and handsome copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 53074gl