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The Illustrated Good Omens

Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby, Neil Gaiman

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Fantasy

The hilarious end-of-the-world novel from two of the giants of fantasy fiction, now a major TV series, illustrated - for the first time ever - by Paul Kidby! With a corrected text, twelve full colour illustrations and further pencil drawings. This is the definitive edition of this much loved book.

There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the Armies of Good and Evil are massing, the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. They've lived amongst Humanity for millennia, and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. So if Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the AntiChrist (which is a shame, really, as he's a nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him.

This edition features a new revised text, approved by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate, which clears up many typos and errors from previous editions. It also features twelve full colour illustrations from Paul Kidby - Terry Pratchett's artist of choice - and further pencil drawings.

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Praise for The Illustrated Good Omens

  • The Apocalypse has never been funnier - Clive Barker

  • Wickedly funny - TIME OUT

  • A superbly funny book. Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde. If this is Armageddon, count me in - James Herbert

  • Hilarious Pratchett magic tempered by Neil Gaiman's dark steely style; who could ask for a better combination? - FEAR

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire. He won the Carnegie Award for the Discworld novel Maurice and His Amazing Educated Rodents. He was made an OBE in 1998.

Paul Kidby is Pratchett's Discworld artist of choice. He has provided the jacket illustrations for many Discworld projects and has contributed to a number of Calendars. As well as THE LAST HERO, he has illustrated all the Diaries, The Pratchett Portfolio and The Art of Discworld. He lives in Hampshire.

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