Pyramids: (Discworld Novel 7)
'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.' Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Teppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and your treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building... show more
'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.' Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Teppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and your treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. He'd had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not stretch to running a kingdom and basic financial acumen...
Publish date: October 11th 2012
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Discworld (#7)
Pratchett vs. Egypt? Guess who wins?What happens when an assassin inherits a kingdom that is stuck in the past? Read this to find out.In fact, I think Pratchett might have been on to something
I'll never look at camels the same way again. The trouble I guess with this is...well, we have this hero, who becomes the king. He's trained with the Assassins' Guild and...other than a few displays of his sneaking skills, we don't really see it. The chief priest pretty much runs the kingdom, as h...
This book is a more-or-less standalone novel in the Discworld universe. The chart shows it as the start of the Ancient Civilizations subseries, but it only has a dotted line (minor connection) to other books. I enjoyed this, but not as much as some of the previous Discworld books. The protagonis...
I am really glad that I decided to reread a the Discworld novels to give them a better commentary as I have found that I have been quite enjoying them, and in many ways they have been getting better and better. However, this is the second to last one that I read (and it seems that I may have origina...
Enjoyed this much more than the last one in the Discworld series. Pratchett's ability to take a complete disaster and make it funny is pure genius to me. I thought Teppic was better off as an assassin than a king anyway.....