Maskerade

Maskerade
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN: 1407034995
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maskerade Book Excerpt:

'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness . . .' The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show. Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter. And the show MUST go on . . . 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Maskerade

Maskerade
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061809292
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maskerade Book Excerpt:

The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts theAnkh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita's expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. But at least it's an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. Once Granny sets her mind on something, however, it's difficult -- and often hazardous -- to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they've seen Ankh-Morpork.

Maskerade

Maskerade
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-05-09
ISBN: 9781435274655
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maskerade Book Excerpt:

Details the events of a crazy night at the opera house in Ankh-Morpork

Maskerade

Maskerade
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comic fantasy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maskerade Book Excerpt:

Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld's greatest witches, are going out for an innocent night at the opera. So there's going to be trouble and a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum to.

Terry Pratchet s Maskerade

Terry Pratchet s Maskerade
Author: Stephen Briggs
Publsiher: Samuel French
Total Pages: 99
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780573018299
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchet s Maskerade Book Excerpt:

All is not well in Ankh-Morpork Opera House. A ghost stalks the corridors, leaving strange letters for the management and killing people. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, two Lancre witches, investigate. This is an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel, Maskerade.

Maskerade T Shirt

Maskerade T Shirt
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995-11-01
ISBN: 9780575062641
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maskerade T Shirt Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
Author: Craig Cabell
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 1843588641
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchett Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

BioShock

BioShock
Author: Robert Jackson
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 1782793461
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BioShock Book Excerpt:

A historical, critical look at the famous videogame franchise BioShock, understanding it through philosophical, ideological and computational interpretations of systems, decisions and 'propaganda'.

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN: 1407034626
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wyrd Sisters Book Excerpt:

'Destiny is important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around.' Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the royal crown, both missing. Witches don't have these kinds of leadership problems themselves - in fact, they don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax is the most highly regarded of the leaders they don't have. But even she finds that meddling in royal politics is a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe. Particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off . . . 'Pratchett's Discworld books have made millions of people happy' Guardian 'I love Terry Pratchett' Caitlin Moran Wyrd Sisters is the second book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld
Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-11-06
ISBN: 1407035509
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld Book Excerpt:

'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.' From, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT 'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.' From, MOVING PICTURES The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a collection of the wittiest, pithiest and wisest quotations from this extraordinary universe, dealing one-by-one with each book in the canon. Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.

Cassette Books

Cassette Books
Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cassette Books Book Excerpt:

Science of Discworld III Darwin s Watch

Science of Discworld III  Darwin s Watch
Author: Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1407022695
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science of Discworld III Darwin s Watch Book Excerpt:

Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen Univeristy feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling Theology of Species made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place?

Novels by Terry Pratchett

Novels by Terry Pratchett
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230579634
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novels by Terry Pratchett Book Excerpt:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: Good Omens, Mort, Small Gods, Jingo, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Nation, The Bromeliad, Strata, Sourcery, The Last Continent, Monstrous Regiment, Guards! Guards!, Eric, Thief of Time, Lords and Ladies, The Dark Side of the Sun, Thud!, The Truth, Interesting Times, The Light Fantastic, The Colour of Magic, Going Postal, The Fifth Elephant, Wyrd Sisters, Night Watch, Soul Music, Carpe Jugulum, Men at Arms, Hogfather, Only You Can Save Mankind, Reaper Man, Witches Abroad, Johnny and the Bomb, Pyramids, The Carpet People, Equal Rites, Johnny and the Dead, Maskerade, Moving Pictures, Snuff. Excerpt: Nation is a Terry Pratchett novel, published in the UK on September 11, 2008. It is the first non-Discworld Pratchett novel since Johnny and the Bomb (1996). Nation is in an alternate history of our world in the 1860s. The book received recognition as a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for 2009. Pratchett took his editors by surprise by writing it before the previously scheduled Tiffany Aching conclusion. He has said "I want to write this one so much I can taste it," and that he's been ready to do it for four years. Pratchett said in February 2007, "At the moment I'm just writing. If it needs to be Discworld it will be Discworld. It could be set in this world 150 years ago while still more or less being a fantasy. The codename for it is Nation." The time is 1860 (the book refers to Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species having just come out). The place is a world, strangely like ours, but different in many subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways. Scattered across the Great Southern Pelagic Ocean are chains of tiny islands. On one island, a boy named Mau has almost completed his ritual ordeal to become a man. Now he must launch the canoe he has built into the ocean and sail back to...

Discworld Novels

Discworld   Novels
Author: Source Wikia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230855288
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discworld Novels Book Excerpt:

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 66. Chapters: City Watch series, Death series, Individuals books, Moist von Lipwig series, Rincewind series, Tiffany Aching series, Witches series, Feet of Clay, Guards! Guards!, Jingo, Men at Arms, Night Watch, The Fifth Elephant, Thud!, Hogfather, Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Thief of Time, Carpe Jugulum, Monstrous Regiment, Moving Pictures, Pyramids, Small Gods, Going Postal, Making Money, A Hat Full of Sky, Carpe Jugulum, Equal Rites, Eric, Feet of Clay, Going Postal, Good Omens, Guards! Guards!, Hogfather, Interesting Times, I Shall Wear Midnight, Jingo, Lords and Ladies, Making Money, Maskerade, Men at Arms, Monstrous Regiment, Mort, Moving Pictures, Nation, Night Watch, Pyramids, Pyramids, Reaper Man, Small Gods, Soul Music, Sourcery, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The Carpet People, The Colour of Magic, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, The Truth, The Wee Free Men, Thief of Time, Thud!, Wintersmith, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters, Interesting Times, Sourcery, The Colour of Magic, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, A Hat Full of Sky, I Shall Wear Midnight, The Wee Free Men, Wintersmith, Equal Rites, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters. Excerpt: The City Watch series is one of the trilogies that make up the Discworld books. Feet of Clay is the nineteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and a parody of detective novels. It was published in 1996. The story follows the members of The Watch, as they attempt to solve murders apparently committed by a golem, as well as the unusual poisoning of the Patrician. The title is a figure of speech from the Bible (Daniel 2:33-45) used to indicate a weakness or a hidden flaw in the character of a greatly admired or respected person: Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image ... his feet part of iron...

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Book Publishing Record Book Excerpt:

Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines
Author: Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1476616019
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discworld and the Disciplines Book Excerpt:

This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Book Topics Book Excerpt:

Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

Equal Rites

Equal Rites
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 1407034472
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equal Rites Book Excerpt:

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.' Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her. Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon. But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Science Of Discworld

The Science Of Discworld
Author: Terry Pratchett,Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1446459748
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science Of Discworld Book Excerpt:

In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not. The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world. When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. Roundworld is, of course, our own universe. With us inside it (eventually). Guided (if that's the word) by the wizards, we follow its story from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. We discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip on what was going on. . .

The Wyrdest Link

The Wyrdest Link
Author: David Langford
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN: 1473208351
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wyrdest Link Book Excerpt:

A follow-up to the highly successful Discworld Unseen University Quizbook, The Wyrdest Link will present itself as qualifying tests for various levels of mastery in Ankh-Morpork City's Guilds and other organisations - from the dignified Thieves' Guild to illicit outfits like the feared Breccia (the trolls' Mafia) or the wholly reprehensive Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night (see Guards! Guards!). As before, the straight Discworld general knowledge inquisition - presented with offbeat twists and linking themes - will be varied with trick questions, outrageous bogglers, and the occasional near-impossible poser to suit all levels of Discworld fans.