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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

by Terry Pratchett

One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town.They'd have been really amazed if they'd ever found out that the rats and the piper met up with a cat somewhere outside of town and solemnly counted out the money.The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets....Set in Terry Pratchett's widely popular Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world's most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper -- or rats -- the same way again!

El asombroso Mauricio y sus roedores (Mundodisco 28)

by Terry Pratchett

Pratchett da un nuevo giro al cuento de El flautista de Hamelín, consiguiendo divertir a los más jóvenes y conquistar con su inteligencia e irreverencia a los adultos. Un gato parlanchín y sin demasiados escrúpulos «engatusará» a un ingenuo flautista con la intención de forrarse. Entretanto, un grupo de ratas, después de devorar viejos libros de hechizos y restos de pociones mágicas, han empezado a hablar y, lo que aún es peor, ¡a pensar! Esta peculiar asociación entre un felino aprovechado, un músico lelo y una banda de roedores con dilemas éticos, desencadenará un sinfín de situaciones alocadas e hilarantes, genuinamente «pratchettianas».

El Atlético invisible

by Terry Pratchett

Ante el espectro de drásticos recortes que amenazan con perjudicar a su sosegado y agradable modo de vida, los magos de la Universidad Invisible de Ankh-Morpork se ven obligados a ceder a la voluntad de Vetinari, el tirano benévolo de la ciudad, y reanudar con la tradición futbolera de su venerable institución. Pero cuidado... No solo tendrán que aprender a dominar las impenetrables técnicas del balompié, formar un equipo en condiciones e incluso ganar un partido, sino que también tendrán que hacer todo eso sin recurrir a la magia.Afortunadamente, cuentan con la ayuda de cuatro trabajadores de la Universidad: Trev, un simpático gamberro que lleva el fútbol en la sangre; Juliet, una hermosísima chica algo pánfila, pero de buen corazón, cuyo debut como modelo revolucionará el mundo de la moda; Glenda, la imprescindible cocinera de noche; y el hacendoso señor Nutt, cuyos orígenes son un misterio para todos, incluso para él mismo. Al acercarse el día del gran partido estas cuatro vidas se verán enredadas y cambiadas para siempre, mientras que el juego que tanto fervor despierta entre sus conciudadanos quedará sutil pero inconfundiblemente transformado.Otra encantadora novela en clave de humor ambientada en el universo fantástico del Mundodisco. Terry Pratchett vuelve su mirada inconfundiblemente aguda hacia la universal afición por el fútbol y las rivalidades entre individuos de bandos opuestos u orígenes dispares.«Lo que pasa con el fútbol, lo verdaderamente importante del fútbol, es que no se trata simplemente de fútbol.»Terry Pratchett«El tema es el fútbol, con un toque de Romeo y Julieta...exactamente lo que se necesita para levantar el ánimo...»Daily Express«Más allá de su universo fantástico Terry Pratchett plantea temas actuales muy reales y marca muchos goles.»The Times

The Bromeliad Trilogy: Diggers

by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's lovable nomes return in "Diggers," the second book of the Bromeliad trilogy. It's an improvement on the first book "Truckers," with a steadier pace and a new twist on this tiny-aliens-among-us plotline. It gets a bit silly at times, but doesn't wear out its welcome. When last seen, the peculiar, lovable nomes had managed to drive a truck away from the Arnold Bros. store, and had set up a new home in an abandoned quarry. Masklin and his little band are doing fine, although many of the more pampered nomes are having to get used to the idea of farming and living in a place with no heating and too much open space. Then everything changes. A human brings a paper to the quarry, and the nomes learn that the quarry is going to be reopened -- and the nomes risk discovery unless they can find a new place to live. When Masklin ventures off to the mysterious Florida, to find the descendent of Arnold Bros., a fanatic called Nisodemus takes the opportunity to rally the nomes in rebellion. Just then, Dorcas (a sort of nome technogeek) reveals the Cat (a bulldozer), which might help them against the humans. Terry Pratchett seems to have found more solid footing in "Diggers." The book feels a lot steadier and surer, now that he's established the groundwork. He weaves in a little subtle social commentary (particularly on religious fanatics); it's not as subtle as it could be, but it isn't too annoying. "Diggers" is also faster-moving than "Truckers." His sense of quirky humor (like the idea of Florida being made of orange juice) is present constantly, but he doesn't do it in a mean-spirited way. You laugh with the innocent nomes, not at them. Probably the biggest problem is that "Diggers" ends on a cliffhanger of sorts, with the line "I'd very much like to know what Masklin has been doing these past few weeks." Masklin and the Thing aren't present for most of the story; they show up again in the third book, "Wings." So most of the focus is on Grimma, the girl Masklin wants to marry, and Dorcas the nome technogeek. Their characters are well-drawn, and their struggles to deal with the fanatical nome is tense and well-plotted. While it's not his best work, Terry Pratchett is in good form in the second book of the Bromeliad trilogy. "Diggers" is a good return for the nomes, and a fun fantasy read.

The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers

by Terry Pratchett

The first title in the hilarious fantasy trilogy about the nomes.

The Bromeliad Trilogy: Wings

by Terry Pratchett

In the final installment in the nome trilogy Masklin must hatch a plan (albeit a ridiculous one) to contact the ship that is waiting to take the nomes back home.

Brujas de viaje (Mundodisco 12)

by Terry Pratchett

Pero para las brujas Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg y Magrat Garlick, en ruta hacia la distante ciudad de Genua, las cosas no son nunca tan simples... Después de todo, solo disponen del vudú de la señora Gogol, un gato tuerto y una varita mágica de segunda mano que solo hace calabazas. Deberán enfrentarse también a la Madrina en persona, quien ha hecho al Destino una oferta que este no puede rechazar. Y, finalmente, está el poder absoluto de la Historia. Las sirvientas deben casarse con los príncipes. De eso se trata. No se puede luchar contra un final feliz. Al menos, hasta ahora...

Brujerías (Mundodisco 6)

by Terry Pratchett

Tres hermanas brujas se oponen radicalmente a los reyes del país de Lancre. Tienen sus motivos para ello, y también un maquiavélico plan para alzarse con la victoria. Naturalmente, los habitantes de Lancre se verán involucrados y todo derivará hacia una convulsión caótica."Muy divertido... invita sutilmente a reflexionar."Chicago Tribune

Carpe Jugulum

by Terry Pratchett

It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. In the case of England's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue. Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. Consistent number-one bestsellers in England, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Jonathan Swift. Even so distinguished an author as A. S. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz." His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever. Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...Carpe Jugulum

Carpe jugulum (Mundodisco 23)

by Terry Pratchett

Un lema perfecto para el escudo de armas de la familia de vampiros que el rey Verence de Lancre ha invitado a la ceremonia de imposición de nombre de su hija recién nacida. Los Urrácula son vampyros modernos que han adaptado la ortografía para estar en consonancia con los nuevos tiempos. Aún mejor: han descubierto el poder del pensamiento positivo para rechazar cualquier intento de ser dominados, sojuzgados y exterminados. Inmunes a los ajos, las estacas y los símbolos religiosos, han salido del ataúd y quieren un bocado del futuro.Y el futuro empieza por Lancre. Pero el pequeño reino montañoso cuenta con buenas defensas: las brujas Yaya Ceravieja, Tata Ogg, Agnes y, aunque tenga que cambiar pañales entre hechizo y poción, la reina Magrat. Eso sin contar el ejército de hombrecillos azules que lleva un tiempo dando vueltas por la región.«Un narrador brillante, con un sentido del humor tan contagioso que te atrapa por completo.»Mail on Sunday

Cartas en el asunto (Mundodisco 33)

by Terry Pratchett

Húmedo von Mustachen, artista de las estafas, los timos y las apuestas fraudulentas, debe elegir entre la muerte y la vida. O lo que es lo mismo, entre pensar unas famosas últimas palabras de camino a la horca, o aceptar la oferta de lord Vetinari de poner en pie y modernizar el moribundo servicio de correos de Ankh-Morpork.Pasar de la honrada delincuencia a trabajar para el gobierno... hum, una decisión difícil. Tendría que reabrir la destartalada Oficina de Correos, en la que se acumulan toneladas de cartas desde hace años. Cartas «muertas», cartas con historias, cartas que están pidiendo ser repartidas. Tendría que desafiar el sol, la lluvia, la nieve, los perros, los trolls con palos, las enormes cosas verdes con dientes y tantos otros obstáculos en la ruta de un cartero. Tendría que enfrentarse a su principal competencia: el equipo directivo de la compañía de torres de señales que ha monopolizado las comunicaciones del Mundodisco.Y tampoco estaría nada mal conseguir una cita con la señorita Buencorazón... Tal vez haga falta un timador nato, con don de gentes y mucho estilo, para triunfar donde otros más escrupulosos han fracasado. Puede que sea el momento de tomar... cartas en el asunto.Con Cartas en el asunto, Terry Pratchett vuelve a superar un listón que él mismo pone cada vez más alto. Divertida e inteligente, esta nueva entrega de la serie del Mundodisco quedó finalista en los prestigiosos premios Nebula y Locus de 2005, y cuando se publicó originalmente fue el libro de tapa dura más vendido aquel año en Gran Bretaña.

El color de la magia (Mundodisco1)

by Terry Pratchett

En un mundo plano sostenido por cuatro elefantes impasibles -que se apoyan en la espalda de una tortuga gigante- habitan los estrafalarios personajes de esta novela: un hechicero avaro y torpe, un turista ingenuo cuyo fiero equipaje le sigue a todas partes sostenido por cientos de patitas, dragones que solo existen si se cree en ellos, gremios de ladrones y asesinos, espadas mágicas, la Muerte y, por supuesto, un extenso catálogo de magos y demonios... En esta serie de novelas se dan cita todos los temas y situaciones del género fantástico, visto a través del personalismo y corrosivo sentido de la comicidad del autor inglés Terry Pratchett, que se ha convertido en uno de los escritores de humor de mayor éxito y fama en el mundo.

The Color of Magic

by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. The Color of MagicM is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.

La corona de hielo

by Terry Pratchett

Tiffany Dolorido ya ha cumplido trece años y prosigue su aprendizaje de bruja. Cuando el espíritu del invierno se queda prendado de la joven, le regala rosas de hielo e icebergs, se declara mediante avalanchas, crea copos de nieve en su honor... Y quiere que Tiffany permanezca a su lado en este mundo gélido y escarchado, para siempre.Aunque cuenta con la ayuda de brujas veteranas tan sabias y entrometidas como Yaya Ceravieja y Tata Ogg, por no hablar de esos simpáticos y diminutos borrachines pendencieros, los Pequeños Hombres Libres, será Tiffany quien finalmente tendrá que dar con la solución a sus líos amorosos... o la primavera no volverá jamás.La divertidísima nueva novela de Terry Pratchett para todas las edades.

Diggers (The Bromeliad Trilogy #2)

by Terry Pratchett

A group of small creatures called nomes, whose families have lived for generations hidden in a department store, are forced to flee to a country quarry, where they struggle against harsh weather, destructive humans, and dissension among themselves.

Dinero a mansalva (Mundodisco 36)

by Terry Pratchett

Se acaba de ?liberar? ?ejem? una importantísima vacante como director de la casa de la moneda de Ankh-Morpork y del banco más importante de la ciudad. ¿Y quién mejor para ocuparla que Húmedo von Mustachen, exdelincuente y gran artista de las estafas, de encanto legendario? Es una oferta que no puede rechazarse. Sobre todo cuando la hace el despiadado tirano de la metrópoli, lord Vetinari.Menos mal que Húmedo necesitaba distraerse de su rutina de funcionario. Imposible aburrirse cuando se tiene que hacer cargo de la reforma de unas prácticas bancarias centenarias, por no hablar de los empleados viciados, un cajero jefe posiblemente vampírico y un presidente que hay que pasear cada día.Menos mal que es un superviviente, porque su turbulento pasado está a punto de ser destapado y el Gremio de Asesinos no tardará en dar con él... Ah, y además un mago de trescientos años persigue a su novia.Húmedo está haciendo enemigos por doquier, cuando lo que debería estar haciendo es? ¡dinero a mansalva!?Tan brillante y reluciente como una moneda recién acuñada: ingenioso, ameno y para morirse de la risa.? The Times

Dioses menores (Mundodisco 13)

by Terry Pratchett

Una desternillante sátira sobre religiones y guerras.Brutha es un muchacho sencillo y analfabeto que se enfrenta a terribles problemas. Un dios le ha hablado y se ha convertido en el Elegido. Quiere terminar con una iglesia poderosa y corrupta, quiere evitar una horrible guerra santa, quiere paz y justicia. Pero por encima de todo, lo que realmente quiere ¡es que su dios elija a Otro!«Sin duda alguna, Terry Pratchett es el parodista más humorístico de la actualidad.»The New York Review of Science Fiction

Dodger

by Terry Pratchett

Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

Equal Rites

by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.

Eric

by Terry Pratchett

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 a stylin' hot babe.But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

Eric (Discworld #9)

by Terry Pratchett

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 a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

Feet of Clay

by Terry Pratchett

It's murder in Discworld! -- which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quite troubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems -- the mindless, absurdly industrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy -- which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.

The Fifth Elephant

by Terry Pratchett

Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?...When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes -- bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) -- to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.

The Folklore of Discworld

by Terry Pratchett Jacqueline Simpson

Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth.Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, and fairy tales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got here. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings, which on Earth are creatures of the imagination -- like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods -- are real, alive and, in some cases kicking, on the Disc.In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Going Postal

by Terry Pratchett

Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into ... a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job -- to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.

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