The Colour Of Magic

(Discworld Novel 1)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034375

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6727

In the beginning there was...a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules. But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard...

The Discworld Graphic Novels

The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061685968

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 9981

In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly . . . Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own—but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly—portentously—its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard. Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

Gevatter Tod

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972217

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5661

Bevor der Tod in seinen wohlverdienten Urlaub aufbricht, stellt er den jungen Lehrling Mort als Vertreter ein. Mort hat alle Hände voll zu tun: Überall auf der Scheibenwelt ist seine Sense gefragt, und es gehört zum guten Ton, dass Könige, Zauberer und andere wichtige Persönlichkeiten vor deren Ableben persönlich besucht werden. Doch dann trifft Mort auf eine junge Prinzessin, die Opfer eines Attentats werden soll. Mort rettet sie und bringt damit nicht nur Tods Plan, sondern das gesamte Gefüge der Scheibenwelt durcheinander...

Das Erbe des Zauberers

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972292

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 568

Als der Magier Drum Billet seinen Zauberstab gemäß guter Sitte an den achten Sohn eines achten Sohnes übergeben will, macht er einen folgenschweren Fehler: Denn das Neugeborene ist ein Mädchen, und diesen ist der Zutritt zur Unsichtbaren Universität verwehrt. Nun kann nur noch Oma Wetterwachs den Zauberern in Sachen Gleichberechtigung auf die Sprünge helfen...

Der Zauberhut

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972233

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9074

Die Scheibenwelt gerät in größte Gefahr, als der junge Münze, achter Sohn eines Magiers, den Vorsitz an der Unsichtbaren Universität an sich reißt. Der Zauberhut, magisches Relikt und Zierde des Erzkanzlers, muss vor dem neuen Herrscher in Sicherheit gebracht werden. Doch ausgerechnet der tolpatschige Rincewind wird für dieses Vorhaben auserwählt. Und gemeinsam mit der schönen Barbarenfriseuse Conina schlittert er in ein haarsträubendes Abenteuer...

Die Farben der Magie

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972225

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5250

Seit mehr als dreißig Jahren begeistern Terry Pratchetts Romane von der bizarren Scheibenwelt Millionen Leser weltweit. Die neun ersten Scheibenweltbände zählen unbestritten zu den besten. Sie liegen nun vollständig neu bearbeitet und aktualisiert vom Originalübersetzer Andreas Brandhorst vor - mit Sammelcover und in einzigartiger Ausstattung, die das Regal jedes Fans zum Pratchett-Schrein werden lässt.

Wachen! Wachen!

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972276

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5502

Eine geheime Bruderschaft ruft mittels eines gestohlenen magischen Buches einen Drachen herbei. Das Fabelwesen soll helfen, einen neuen König einzusetzen, der den Verschwörern gefügig ist. Doch der Drache setzt sich selbst als Herrscher ein– schläft er doch so gern auf den gemütlichen Goldreserven der Stadt. Nur eine Handvoll Wachen begehrt gegen den geschuppten König auf: Hauptmann Mumm, der beinahe zwei Meter große Zwerg Karotte und eine adlige Sumpfdrachenzüchterin machen sich auf, den Tyrannen zu vertreiben.

The Light Fantastic

(Discworld Novel 2)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034391

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8904

'What shall we do?' said Twoflower. 'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero. What it doesn’t need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is...

Maskerade

(Discworld Novel 18)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034995

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8280

'I thought: opera, how hard can it be? Songs. Pretty girls dancing. Nice scenery. Lots of people handing over cash. Got to be better than the cut-throat world of yoghurt, I thought. Now everwhere I go there's...' Death, to be precise. And plenty of it. In unpleasant variations. This isn't real life – it’s worse. This is the Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar evil mastermind in a mask and evening dress, with a penchant for lurking in shadows, occasional murder, and sending little notes full of maniacal laughter and exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing. So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evenin's entertainment with murders you can really hum...). And the show MUST go on.

Moving Pictures

(Discworld Novel 10)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034731

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3117

'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.' Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...

Thud!

(Discworld Novel 34)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8810

'Some people would be asking: whose side are you on? If you're not for us, you're against us. Huh. If you're not an apple, you're a banana' Koom Valley, the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

Going Postal

(Discworld Novel 33)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035401

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 924

The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. Perhaps there's a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope...

Equal Rites

(Discworld Novel 3)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034472

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9589

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check that the baby in question was a son. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin...

Die Krone des Schäfers

Ein Märchen von der Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641183111

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5808

Noch einmal tut sich Großes auf der Scheibenwelt ... Tiffany Weh, die junge Hexe aus dem Kreideland, musste einige beeindruckende Gegner bezwingen und viele Prüfungen bestehen, bevor die anderen, erwachsenen Hexen der Scheibe sie als eine der Ihren akzeptierten. Nun ist die sie die offizielle Hexe ihrer Heimat, stolz und glücklich – und steht doch vor ihrer bisher größten Herausforderung. Denn tief im Kreideland rührt sich etwas: Ein alter Feind sammelt neue Kraft. Und nicht nur hier, auf der ganzen Scheibenwelt hat eine Zeit der Umbrüche begonnen. Grenzen verschwimmen, Allianzen verschieben sich, neue Mächte entstehen. Tiffany muss wählen zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit, zwischen Gut und Böse. Als sich eine gewaltige Invasion ankündigt, ruft Tiffany die Hexengemeinde auf, ihr beizustehen. Denn der Tag der Abrechnung rückt näher ...

Lords And Ladies

(Discworld Novel 14)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034871

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4240

The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth... It's Midsummer Night - no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place - to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. And even in a world of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and the odd orang-utan, this is going to cause real trouble. With lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

Sourcery

(Discworld Novel 5)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034545

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7860

All this books and stuff, that isn't what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry. There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. Unseen University has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc. Which, unfortunately, could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless of course one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety...

The Last Hero

A Discworld Fable

Author: Terry Pratchett,Paul Kidby

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780575081963

Category: Children's stories

Page: 174

View: 4837

A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth . . . So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends -- and they're very old friends -- Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

Die Lange Erde

Lange Erde 1 - Roman

Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641102286

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1080

Ein Aufbruch zu neuen Welten: Die große neue Serie! Ein kleiner angekokelter Plastikkasten, ein paar angelötete Drähte, ein Schalter, eine Kartoffel ... Als die Polizistin Monica Jansson im Jahr 2015 in den verkohlten Ruinen eines Hauses auf diese eher zweifelhafte Apparatur stößt, ahnt sie nicht, dass der Prototyp einer bahnbrechenden Erfindung vor ihr steht. Einer Erfindung, die die Geschichte der Menschheit für immer verändern wird. Denn der kleine Kasten ist ein Wechsler, mit dem es von nun an jedem möglich sein wird, mit einem kleinen Schritt in die »Lange Erde« hinauszutreten: eine unendliche Abfolge von parallelen Welten, der unseren mehr oder weniger ähnlich und von Menschen unbewohnt. Schon bald setzt auf der alten Erde ein wilder Goldrausch ein. Denn die Lange Erde birgt unendliche Möglichkeiten – und unendliche Gefahren ...

Witches Abroad

(Discworld Novel 12)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034804

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9161

'Things have to come to an end, see. That's how it works when you turn the world into stories. You should never have done that. You shouldn't treat people like they was characters, like they was things. But if you do, then you've got to know where the story ends.' It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? Quite hard, actually, even for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. That's the problem with real life – it tends to get in the way of a good story, and a good story is hard to resist. Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. At least - up until now...

Soul Music

(Discworld Novel 16)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034936

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6020

This is a story about sex and drugs and Music With Rocks In. Well... ...one out of three ain’t bad. Being sixteen is always difficult, even more so when there’s a Death in the family. After all, it's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe. Especially if he decides to take a well-earned moment to uncover the meaning of life and discover himself in the process, so that you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's got a beat and you can dance to it. It's called Music With Rocks In. And it won't fade away.