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Men at Arms

by Terry Pratchett

A Young Dwarf's Dream Corporal Carrot has been promoted! He's now in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld's greatest city, from Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and such. It's a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf. But an even bigger job awaits. An ancient document has just revealed that Ankh-Morpork, ruled for decades by Disorganized crime, has a secret sovereign! And his name is Carrott... And so begins the most awesome epic encounter of all time, or at least all afternoon, in which the fate of a city--indeed of the universe itself!--depends on a young man's courage, an ancient sword's magic, and a three-legged poodle's bladder.

Monstrous Regiment

by Terry Pratchett

War has come to Discworld ... again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, arrogantly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its unrelenting aggressiveness. A year ago, Polly Perks's brother marched off to battle, and Polly's willing to resort to drastic measures to find him. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and -- aided by a well-placed pair of socks -- sets out to join this man's army. Since a nation in such dire need of cannon fodder can't afford to be too picky, Polly is eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold-along with a vampire, a troll, an Igor, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends." It would appear that Polly "Ozzer" Perks isn't the only grunt with a secret. But duty calls, the battlefield beckons. And now is the time for all good ... er ... "men" to come to the aid of their country.

Mort

by Terry Pratchett Victor Gollancz

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.

Mort (Mundodisco 4)

by Terry Pratchett

En el Londres victoriano, aquel rutilante mundo de elegancia para unos pocos, hipocresía de esos mismos pocos y formal cortesía hasta para ir al retrete, se cometían crimenes como en cualquier otra gran ciudad.Clemency Shaw, la esposa de un prominete doctor, ha muerto en un incendio. Pero el inspector Pitt tiene dudas sobre el origen del mismo, y, junto a su astuta esposa Charlotte, deberá recorrer una intrincada y siniestra red de pistas y personajes que van desde los más bajos fondos de la sociedad victoriana hasta los más selectos centros de poder...

Moving Pictures

by Terry Pratchett

Discworld's pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they've discovered how to get gold from silver -- the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can't sing, he can't dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town (where else?) you've probably never heard of. But the click click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. Holy Wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It's up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog (a star if ever one was born!) to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up!

Nation

by Terry Pratchett

When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne--a traveler from the other side of the globe--is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

Night Watch

by Terry Pratchett

One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he's lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won't leave well enough alone. This Discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and impending first child. Worse still, the murderer he's pursuing has been transported back also. Worst of all, it's the eve of a fabled street rebellion that needlessly destroyed more than a few good (and not so good) men. Sam Vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks--though it could cost him his own personal future. Plus there's a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing, an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes.

Only You Can Save Mankind

by Terry Pratchett

The alien spaceship is in his sights. His finger is on the Fire button. Johnny Maxwell is about to set the new high score on the computer game Only You Can Save Mankind. Suddenly: We wish to talk. Huh? We surrender. The aliens aren't supposed to surrender -- they're supposed to die! Now what is Johnny going to do with a fleet of alien prisoners who know their rights under the international rules of war and are demanding safe-conduct? It's hard enough trying to save Mankind from the Galactic Hordes. It's even harder trying to save the Galactic Hordes from Mankind. But it's just a game, isn't it? Isn't it? Master storyteller Terry Pratchett leaves readers breathless -- with laughter, and with suspense -- in a reality-bending tale of virtual heroism.

El pais del fin del mundo (Mundodisco 22)

by Terry Pratchett

Mundodisco es un mundo y también un espejo de mundos. Éste no es un libro sobre Australia, sino sobre un país totalmente distinto que, sin embargo, y por pura casualidad, en ciertos aspectos resulta un poco... australiano. Se trata de un territorio seco y caluroso en el que todo lo que no es ponzoñoso es venenoso. Pero aun así, es un bonito lugar, y está amenazado de muerte. El inepto mago Rincewind quizá consiga salvarlo, pero nunca se sabe. No obstante, que nadie se ponga nervioso. Calma y tranquilidad.

Papá puerco (Mundodisco 20)

by Terry Pratchett

Es la Vigilia de los Puercos, la fiesta invernal que marca el año nuevo en el Mundodisco. Los niños duermen y esperan que Papá Puerco baje por la chimenea y les deje sus regalos. Sin embargo, algo extraño está ocurriendo. El visitante no es un anciano tripudo de barba blanca. Recuerda más bien a un esqueleto. No se aclara mucho con el almohadón que lleva atado a la cintura debajo del traje rojo. Exclama «¡Jo, jo, jo jo!» en tono fúnebre y parece más acostumbrado a usar la guadaña que a repartir caramelos dentro de los calcetines. Pero alguien tiene que hacer el trabajo, porque Papá Puerco está... bueno, a falta de palabra mejor, muerto. Y si para mañana por la mañana no creen en él las suficientes personas, el sol no asomará por el borde del mundo. En esta nueva novela (que debería llevar un aviso en portada por su tremenda adictividad) el destino del Mundodisco queda en manos del auténtico sentido de la fiesta más entrañable del calendario, que es poner regalos bajo el árbol y comer hasta reventar. ¿O era la paz y la buena voluntad? Quizá su sentido último sea otro, olvidado hace tiempo. «Tras veinte libros en la serie del Mundodisco, Pratchett debe ser el aspirante más creíble al trono que dejó vacante hace tanto tiempo P. G. Wodehouse.» The Times

Pies de barro (Mundodisco 19)

by Terry Pratchett

Alguien está asesinando a ancianitos inofensivos en Ankh-Morpork y la Guardia de la Ciudad quiere saber quién es. También quiere saber otras muchas cosas, como quién está envenenando lentamente al patricio y dejando la ciudad sin gobierno. Y cómo lo hace. Y por qué los gólems se comportan de forma tan extraña últimammente. Y por qué todas las malditas pistas apuntan en la dirección equivocada. Y lo más inquietante de todo: cómo es posible que Nobby Nobbs (que necesita papeles firmados para demostrar que es un ser humano) esté recibiendo invitaciones para las fiestas más selectas d de la ciudad. Todo un reto para el comandante Sam Vimes y su tropa multiétnica de la Guardia de Ankh-Morpork, en una historia de intriga con la que Pratchett demuestra una vez más que las investigaciones policiales en el Mundo disco siempre deparan más de una sorpresa.

Pirómides (Mundodisco 7)

by Terry Pratchett

Un nuevo miembro de la hermandad de asesinos hereda el reino de Djelibeyi, conocido por sus monumentales pirámides y el glorioso hecho de que dentro de sus fronteras nada ha cambiado en 1.500 años. Sin embargo, el nuevo monarca no está dispuesto a que las cosas sigan igual...Una nueva entrega de la saga del Mundodisco, la serie de ciencia ficción más hilarante de todos los tiempos."Terry Pratchett es uno de los mejores y más divertidos escritores ingleses vivos..."The Independent

Pyramids

by Terry Pratchett

It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention aheadstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm.

El quinto elefante (Mundodisco 24)

by Terry Pratchett

Está resultando ser uno de esos días... uno de esos que le tocan a uno cada día.Sam Vimes es un hombre perseguido.Ayer era duque, policía y el embajador más inconcebible de la historia de Ankh-Morpork enviado en misión diplomática a Uberwald, un país misterioso donde las minorías son mayoría y abundan las materias primas con cierto sabor rancio.Hoy únicamente cuenta con su astucia innata y unos pantalones prestados, sobre los que es mejor no preguntar. Hace frío. Nieva. Y si no logra cruzar el bosque a tiempo se desatará una guerra abominable.Pero unos monstruos le siguen la pista. Son listos. Son rápidos. Son hombres lobo y están a punto de alcanzarlo. A Sam Vimes apenas le quedan tiempo, ni suerte ni resuello.La ecléctica tropa de la Guardia de la Ciudad, licántropos con ansias de poder pero temerosos de la palabra «baño», vampiros con síndrome de abstinencia, enanos en vías de modernización, las complejidades de la diplomacia internacional y el fantasma de un motín y de una guerra hacen de El Quinto Elefante, la novela número 24 del Mundodisco, uno de los libros más divertidos y esperados de la serie. Y no deja de ser cierto porque lo hayamos dicho veintitrés veces antes.«Un narrador brillante con un sentido del humor contagioso que te atrapa.»Mail on Sunday

Raising Steam (Discworld #40)

by Terry Pratchett

The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

Reaper Man

by Terry Pratchett

They say there are only two things you can count on ...But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of Unseen University -- home of magic, wizardry, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. To get the fresh start he deserves, Windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living (and everybody else, of course).

Rechicero (Mundodisco 5)

by Terry Pratchett

Atado a un asiento de avión en un vuelo más allá del infierno. Atrapado en las profundidades de la peor pesadilla de un escritor. Simplemente, estás en manos de Stephen King: te dejará tieso con un extraordinario doblete de novelas, que garantizan el paro cardíaco a... las dos después de medianoche.

Regimiento monstruoso (Mundodisco 31)

by Terry Pratchett

«La próxima vez que un gobierno llame a sus hijos (e hijas) a luchar en una guerra por la gloria de su país, es muy posible que recordar este curioso e incisivo libro salve algunas vidas.» Daily Express

Ritos iguales (Mundodisco 3)

by Terry Pratchett

Un mago moribundo cede su bastón -y por tanto su poder- a Eskarina, un recién nacido que, según los rituales admitidos, no puede ser mago sino bruja. Con el tiempo, el rito de iniciación se completa con un aprendizaje más formal en la Universidad Invisible, inefable centro de estudios esotéricos, donde el mago Simón hace gala de sus increíbles poderes. Juntos, Eskarina y Simón tendrán que hacer frente a una invasión de extrañas criaturas que amenazan con destruir Mundo Disco... En esta nueva novela de la serie, las aventuras y peripecias de los personajes se multiplican a la par que las carcajadas del lector.

Ronda de noche (Mundodisco 29)

by Terry Pratchett

«Ronda de noche trasciende el género de la literatura fantástica gracias a su ironía y unos personajes que rehúyen cualquier estereotipo.»The New York Times

El segador (Pirómides 11)

by Terry Pratchett

Lo que lleva al tipo de caos que siempre se produce cuando un servicio público es retirado. Mientras tanto, en una pequeña granja lejos, muy lejos, un oscuro y alto extranjero está demostrando ser realmente habilidoso manejando la hoz. Hay una cosecha que recoger...

Small Gods

by Terry Pratchett

Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle-- Discworld --a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.

Snuff

by Terry Pratchett

For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way. At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck-not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong-are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it's not long before a body is discovered, and Sam-out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)-must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold. Hailed as the "purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse" (Washington Post Book World), with a "satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail" (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

Un sombrero de cielo (Mundodisco 32)

by Terry Pratchett

Una bruja de verdad no saldría tranquilamente de su cuerpo en cualquier momento, dejándolo vacío. Pero Tiffany, que a sus once años está a punto de convertirse en aprendiza de bruja, no se lo piensa dos veces. Sin embargo, hay un espíritu antiguo, diabólico e indestructible vagando por allí, a la espera de un cuerpo libre para invadir...Un sombrero de cielo es el encantador nuevo libro de Terry Pratchett protagonizado por Tiffany Dolorido y los pequeños hombres libres, una banda de hombrecillos azulados, pendencieros y borrachines que no escatiman esfuerzos para defender a la joven bruja. Pero esta vez ni ellos ni la Yaya Ceravieja, la bruja más poderosa del mundo, serán capaces de protegerla. Cuando llegue el momento de la verdad, Tiffany tendrá que recurrir a toda su fuerza interior para intentar salvarse a sí misma.

Soul Music

by Terry Pratchett

When her dear old Granddad -- the Grim Reaper himself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business. The progeny of Death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. That is until a little string in her heart goes "twang." With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost. In this finger-snapping, toe-tapping tale of youth, Death, and rocks that roll, Terry Pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

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