Eric: A Discworld Novel (Mass Market)
“Pratchett’s humor is international, satirical, devious, knowing, irreverent, unsparing, and above all, funny.” —Kirkus Reviews
Determined to create a wish granting demon, an inept young demonologist instead conjures the Discworld’s most incompetent wizard in this devilishly humorous adventure in Sir Terry Pratchett’s internationally bestselling fantasy series.
Discworld’s only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork’s denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad . . . at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes: to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have the woman of his dreams fall for him.
But Eric’s desires are much greater than his talents. Instead of a powerful demon, he summons the infamous Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is rivaled only by Eric’s. As if that wasn’t bad enough, that lovable sharp-toothed travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. With friends like these, there’s only one thing Eric wishes for now—that he'd never been born.
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Eric is the fourth book in Wizards collection (and the ninth Discworld book). The other books in the Wizards collection include:
- The Color of Magic
- The Light Fantastic
- Interesting Times
- The Last Continent
- Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed author of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of more than fifty bestselling books which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for his young adult novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest services to literature was to avoid writing any. He lived in England and died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.