Terry Pratchett's hilarious fourth Discworld novel established once and for all that Death reallyis a laughing matter. . .
It is known as the Discworld. It is a flat planet, supported on the backs of four elephants, who in turn stand on the back of the great turtle A'Tuin as it swims majestically through space. And it is quite possibly the funniest place in all of creation. . .
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice.
A sequence of unalloyed delight. - Guardian
He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style. - Daily Telegraph
His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction. - Mail on Sunday
Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own. - Sunday Times
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.
The Discworld oeuvre.