Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld (Mass Market)

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Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld (Mass Market)

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This is book number 26 in the Discworld series.

"Philosophical humor of the highest order." — Kirkus Reviews

Time itself is threatened — and it's up to the History Monks to save it in Sir Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld series.

Everybody wants more time. Which is why, on Discworld, only the experts can manage it—the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish really need?) to places like cities, where busy denizens lament never having enough of it.

While everyone talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He's going to stop. Well, stop time, that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, time—as we know it—will end. And then the trouble will really begin . . .

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780062307392
ISBN-10: 0062307398
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Discworld