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Pyramids - Terry Pratchett
Pyramids
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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... show more
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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061020650 (0061020656)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#7)
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
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
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it
3.5
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...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.0 Review: Pyramids (Discworld Book 7 of 53ish)
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...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 And the gods go crazy
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...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it
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.....
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