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Terry Pratchett

Book Reviews

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Making Money
5 star rating
Moist von Lipwig takes on the Royal Mint in this Discworld novel.
Released in 2007.

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5 star rating
Tiffany Aching put a foot wrong, and now the winter is in love with her in this Discworld novel.
Released in 2006.

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5 star rating
In this Discworld novel the Watch have to contend with species divisions in the city as well as within their ranks.
Released in 2005.

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Going Postal
5 star rating
Moist von Lipwig delivers the Discworld post.
Released in 2004.

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A Hat Full of Sky
4 star rating
Tiffany Aching returns to earn her place amongst the witches.
Released in 2004.

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Monstrous Regiment
4 star rating
Terry Pratchett goes all military in this satire on women in the army.
Released in 2003.

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The Wee Free Men
3 star rating
Rowdy pictsies and young Tiffany Aching confront the Queen of the Fairies.
Released in 2003.

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The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
5 star rating
Terry Pratchett puts a very different spin on the Pied Piper tale in this Discworld novel.
Released in 2001.

Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) had his first book, The Carpet People, published when he was 17. His Discworld novels have been bestsellers, and several have been made into films. He described his work as "the antidote to fantasy". They offer a comical take on both the conventions of the fantasy genre, and on our own world.

Terry Pratchett's major characters


He carries a scythe, rides a white horse called Binky, and talks in ALL CAPITALS. Death is one of Pratchett's most amusing characters, not least because of his attitude to his job.

Granny Weatherwax

There are a lot of witches in the Discworld novels, but Granny Weatherwax is the witch. Older, wiser and more formidable than all the others, she doesn't hold with too much showiness.


Rincewind is a cowardly and inept wizard who always seems to be running from trouble. He's often found with The Luggage, a sort of sentient traveller's case which has adopted him.


Not a person, but the city of Ankh-Morpork is a character in it's own right. It's dangerous and crowded, filled with people of all races who are often to be found fighting each other. Oozing through it is the river Ankh, as thick as treacle but almost certainly fatal to drink.

Similar Works

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The Beguilers by Kate Thompson
They snare unwary travellers and lead them off cliffs. Hunting down a beguiler is thought to be insane, so why does Rilka want to do it?

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The Colour of Magic by Vadim Jean
Rincewind finds himself acting as a guide for a naive tourist in this parody of high fantasy. This movie adapts the first two Discworld novels for the screen.

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Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves
In a world of demonic hedgehogs and cannibalistic giants, Jonathan Quintain is a young man who can forget about a quiet life.

Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
Fritti Tailchaser is a cat with a quest.