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  • Published: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552167642
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Thief Of Time

(Discworld Novel 26)




The twenty-sixth Discworld novel.

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph
The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop.

The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

Because a truly accurate clock will stop time.

And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

  • Pub date: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552167642
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

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