The Shepherd's Crown
A collection of all-new adventures that reveal the exploits of the Doctor's arch-nemesis, the Master in all his/her incarnations, including the latest version, played by Sacha Dhawan.
Everything you think you know...is a lie.
The Doctor and the Master; their conflict of light and dark has spanned many times and faces across the universe. This collection - of five short stories and a novella - explores the depths of darkness in the Master's hearts; the arch-schemer's secrets and sinister ambitions revealed through brand new adventures and encounters.
Join six incarnations of evil for undreamed of adventures: a quest to free alien warlords... a dangerous mission to save a vital ally... a meeting with Bram Stoker... a shattering of lives on a distant world... a trial of wits to gain untold power... and drop in on the Master's latest incarnation during his 77 years of imprisonment on Earth.
Praise for The Shepherd's Crown
This isn't just a great Discworld book, it's extraordinary . . . A magnificent sign-offKat Brown, Daily Telegraph
From the shadow of dementia, a brilliant novel shines: Terry Pratchett's last book is a funny, fearless farewell . . . This is a book worth reading twice in quick successionChristopher Stevens, Daily Mail
A joyful sign-off from a master of fantasy fiction . . . High-octane literary enjoymentNicholas Tucker, Independent
Terry Pratchett was never so witty, direct and generous as in this, his final Discworld novelAmanda Craig, Guardian
The Shepherd's Crown is a sometimes sad, often funny and eminently suitable testament to the life and career of Terry PratchettDavid Barnett, Independent
This final book stands among the very best of [Pratchett's] work . . . An exceptionally crafted finale from one of the greatsSchool Library Journal (starred review)
Pratchett's final work is a tour de force of compassion, great wit, and gleeful storytellingPublishers Weekly (starred review)
A worthy crown to Terry Pratchett's phenomenal artistic achievementMichael Dirda, Washington Post
The last Discworld offering is a poignant farewell, both to Pratchett's readership and to his extraordinary worldImogen Russell Williams, Metro