La Huiti me Couleur
Dans une dimension lointaine et passablement farfelue, un monde se balade à dos de quatre éléphants, eux-mêmes juchés sur la carapace de la Grande Tortue... Oui, c’est le Disque-monde... Les habitants de la cité d’Ankh-Morpork croyaient avoir tout vu. Et Deuxfleurs avait l’air tellement inoffensif, bonhomme chétif, fidèlement escorté par un Bagage de bois magique déambulant sur une myriade de petites jambes. Tellement inoffensif que le Patricien avait chargé le calamiteux sorcier Rincevent de sa sécurité dans la cité quadrillée par la Guilde des Voleurs et celle des Assassins ; mission périlleuse et qui devait les conduire loin : dans une caverne de dragons ; peut-être jusqu’au rebord du Disque. Car Deuxfleurs était d’une espèce plus redoutable qu’on ne l’imaginait : c’était un touriste... À la lumière de l’octarine, la huitième couleur, celle de la magie, découvrez l’univers fantastique et cocasse de Terry Pratchett.
Les Annales du Disque monde La huiti me couleur
Dans une dimension lointaine et passablement farfelue, un monde se balade à dos de quatre éléphants, eux-mêmes juchés sur la carapace de la Grande Tortue... Oui, c'est le Disque-monde... Les habitants de la cité d'Ankh-Morpork croyaient avoir tout vu. Et Deuxfleurs avait l'air tellement inoffensif, bonhomme chétif, fidèlement escorté par un Bagage de bois magique déambulant sur une myriade de petites jambes. Tellement inoffensif que le Patricien avait chargé le calamiteux sorcier Rincevent de sa sécurité dans la cité quadrillée par la Guilde des Voleurs et celle des Assassins : mission périlleuse et qui devait les conduire loin : dans une caverne de dragons : peut-être jusqu'au Rebord du Disque. Car Deuxfleurs était d'une espèce plus redoutable qu'on ne l'imaginait : C'était un touriste... A la lumière de l'octarine, la huitième couleur, celle de la magie, découvrez l'univers fantastique et cocasse de Terry Pratchett.
Father Christmas s Fake Beard
Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.
'Trousers. That's the secret...Put on trousers and the world changes. We walk different. We act different. I see these girls and I think: idiots! Get yourself some trousers!' Women belong in the kitchen - everyone knows that. Not in jobs, pubs or indeed trousers, and certainly not on the front line. Polly Perks has to become a boy in a hurry if she wants to find her brother in the army. Cutting off her hair and wearing the trousers is easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape takes more time. And there’s a war on. There's always a war on. Polly and her fellow raw recruits are suddenly in the thick of it. All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well . . . they have the Secret. And it’s time to make a stand.
Magic Kingdom For Sale Sold
Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it for a million dollars, Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention... Such as the fact that the kingdom is falling into ruin. The barons refuse to recognize a king and taxes haven't been collected for years. The dragon, Strabo, is laying waste to the countryside, while the evil witch, Nightshade, is plotting to destroy no less than everything. And if that weren't enough for a prospective king to deal with, Ben soon learns that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, has challenged all pretenders to the throne of Landover to a duel to the death - a duel no mere mortal can hope to win. But Ben Holiday has one human trait that even magic can't overcome. Ben Holiday is stubborn.
Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm - for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline. But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he realises he can do something about his wife - and as each day passes, his fantasies grow more murderous and more real.
The Dark Side Of The Sun
DOM SALABOS HAD A LOT OF ADVANTAGES As heir to a huge fortune, he had an excellent robot servant (with Man-Friday subcircuitry), a planet (the First Syrian Bank) as godfather, a security chief who even ran checks on himself, and on Dom's home world even death was not always fatal. Why, then, in an age when prediction was a science, was his future in doubt?
THE COMPANY BUILDS PLANETS. Kin Arad is a high-ranking official of the Company. After twenty-one decades of living, and with the help of memory surgery, she is at the top of her profession. Discovering two of her employees have placed a fossilized plesiosaur in the wrong stratum, not to mention the fact it is holding a placard which reads, 'End Nuclear Testing Now', doesn't dismay the woman who built a mountain range in the shape of her initials during her own high-spirited youth. But then came discovery of something which did intrigue Kin Arad. A flat earth was something new...
The Spook s Curse
The Spook's Curse is the second book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'By now the dark has noticed you and will be trying to hunt you down . . .' It's the job of the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, to protect the County from the dark. But deep in the catacombs beneath Priestown lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat - the Bane. As they prepare to battle it, yet another deadly enemy emerges to threaten Tom and his master. From the series that inspired the forthcoming movie Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.
It’s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t’flat cap and t’sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear – and suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His . . .vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.