The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Discworld, #27)
Cohen the Barbarian.He's been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...So now, with his... show more
Cohen the Barbarian.He's been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old -- very old -- friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Publish date: October 16th 2001
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: Discworld #27 The prose felt a lot rougher than is usual for a Discworld book, and although I found it interesting, I wasn't sure how I'd rate it. It just felt so superficial. The way everything was wrapped up in the end was cute, though, so I'm giving it three stars.
The Last Hero is the seventh book in the Rincewind subseries. It’s actually an illustrated novel, the first one I’ve read. It was only available as an illustrated version (unlike Eric which I read in a non-illustrated format), and I do think some of the illustrations were important to the story. ...
The Gods are on notice as the greatest heroes of the Disc are headed for their heavenly abode on a quest to return the fire stolen by the first hero, except there’s a catch. The illustrated Discworld novella The Last Hero is the twenty-seventh in the humorous fantasy series written by Terry Pratche...
The illustrations are so wonderful. The story is going along just fine. The heroes are now old, and instead of going the old people way of dying of old age and being bored before that happen finally, the old heroes are going for a last adventures and hopefully will end their lives in a glorious b...
I love this book, it's definitely one of my favourite Discworld stories. It's a short Discworld "fable" - a sort of fairytale (with a Pratchett twist, of course) with some beautiful illustrations by Paul Kidby that complement and even help tell the story.The Last Hero follows the irrepressible hero ...