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eBook Pyramids: A Discworld Novel ePub
Author: Terry Pratchett
Language: English
ISBN: 1435274725
ISBN13: 978-1435274723
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-09 (May 9, 2008)
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Pyramids is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, published in 1989, the seventh book in his Discworld series. It won the BSFA Awards in 1989.

Pyramids is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, published in 1989, the seventh book in his Discworld series. The main character of Pyramids is Pteppic, the crown prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi, the Discworld counterpart to Ancient Egypt. Young Pteppic has been in training at the Assassins Guild in Ankh-Morpork for several years. The day after passing his final exam he mystically senses that his father has died and that he must return home.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Pyramids is the seventh book in the award-winning comic fantasy Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the Discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues.

Thief of Time is the Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett, a 2002 Locus Award It was the last Discworld novel with a cover by Josh Kirby

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Terry Pratchett’s seventh Discworld adventure is set in an exotic kingdom, where gods and pyramids play havoc with a new ruler! More details.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

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The news of Terry Pratchett’s passing may be the first sad thing associated with his name. Plus, you get a novel centered around Death, the only character in every Discworld book. His life was spent spinning yarns as fantastical as they were funny. The Discworld books manage to satirize nearly every topic under the sun while also presenting a fully formed and innovative fantasy world a la Middle Earth or Westeros. There were always jokes, but Pratchett was an even better storyteller than he was a satirist. He’s the reaper, certainly, but grimness isn’t really his bag. He may be the most reliable character for laughs in the entire canon, so don’t fear the reaper.

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.

Terry Pratchett is the master of a fantasy sub-genre that probably belongs to him alone. Most of them are clever, witty, and rapid-fire novels. Almost all of the Discworld novels fall into different categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and the guards, and Death. Each book in a group focuses on one of them, although they cross over and pop up in each others' books all the time. This book is unusual in that it stands alone. Pyramids begins in Ankh- Morpork which is a familiar setting in Disc World. It is colorful and smelly. Teppic, our hero, is training to be a member of the Assassins Guild. The final exam is very entertaining. Teppic is heir to the Pharaoh of a desert river kingdom filled with pyramids. Most of the story takes place after his father’s death when Teppic returns to the kingdom and things come unglued. You can trust Terry Pratchett to not be too linear and to not be very predictable. Terry Pratchett does a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of his absurd world and his characters while keeping everything fresh and creative. The humor is wrapped around serious themes. The characters have fantasy aspects, but they illustrate many universal truths of human nature. In this book you had to love the camel named You Bastard and Endos the Listener. Actually, there is a cast of thousands in this book with Gods, Philosophers, embalmers, priests, pyramid builders, dead people, soldiers, servants, foreign armies, assassins and so on. I cannot read too many of them in a row, but when I need something different, a Discworld novel is the perfect metaphorical palate refresher. Like all the Discworld books, the tone is satirical and clever. This book was not my favorite of the Discworld novels and it did not make me laugh aloud as frequently as Wee Free Men. These books do not contain any scenes, language, or images that would rate even a PG-13 rating at the movies. If a reader does not have sufficient maturity, much of the book will be wasted, because you won’t get the jokes or understand the satire. It should be impossible to write such pure nonsense that ends up making great sense.
I wish I knew about Terry Pratchett before studying the history of Egypt. I mean, I wish Pyramids was translated into Russian (yes, I'm from Russia), and I would've read it, because I would've fallen in love with all things pyramids and mummies and history and camels and stuff, that I would've studied it that much harder, all the while imagining them to flare up, and explode, and suck in time, and make people flat, and copy people in time, like, a person twenty minute ago and a person twenty minutes ahead of time. Heck, that would've maybe inspired me to study physics harder. I always hated it, thought the teacher was nice. Anyway. Pretend you know nothing about pyramids and read this book. Well, actually, this book is not about Egyptian pyramids, it's about Discworld pyramids, but nonetheless. The parallel is clear. You will laugh to tears. Actually, have a pack of tissues next to you as you will be wiping your eyes on every page. And if you won't, then maybe you're reading it upside down. Check and see, are you?

Now, what is this book about? Discworld, of course, only this time we follow Teppic, the lovely fellow who is supposed to be a pharaoh one day (he's just a prince now), but really despises the job and goes off to study how to be an assassin. Why? Oh, I won't spoil this for you. The reason will make you pee your pants, in a good way. Laughter, remember? So, he senses that something dreadful has happened to his father and comes back to his Kingdom, which is, incidentally, this long narrow sliver of land stuffed with pyramids, and, well, he's the most unlikely pharaoh you will ever read about. There are priests, of the most hysterical kind. There are mummies, too. Polite ones. And sphinxes, the ones that are easy to fool. And maidens, and pyramid architects, and embalmers, and a whole slew of characters that will keep you turning the pages, and will keep you wiping your eyes. I think by the end of this book your stomach muscles will strengthen considerably. In fact, this book will make your midriff ready for summer and beaches and bath suits. I mean, swim suits. Whatever. READ IT.
The Discworld spins on, and this time we get a dose of this excellent world's versions of Egypt, Greece, and Troy. An apprentice assassin from the Ankh Morpork Assassin's Guild fulfills his destiny of being a good Pharaoh of the once glorious kingdom of "Djelibeybi". Much poignant hilarity ensues.

This book and its biting satire kept me laughing and sane through a nightmarish train journey. Mr Pratchett really goes to town in this book on religion, ritual, tradition, and something called "quantum". He manages to point out how patently ridiculous some traditions can be, has a lot of fun at the expense of some ridiculous legends (the Trojan horse), critiques sophistry as a waste of time, and generally lives up to his reputation for finding a funny vein in the most 'serious' subjects.

The plot is pretty twisted as well. It has minimal links to the other Discworld stories I've read thus far (reading in publication order), and I suppose could be read standalone so long as you know ALL CAPS MEANS DEATH IS TALKING.

I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a laugh, although it is by no means light reading. It will in hindsight make you think and question things quite a bit!
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