Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.
"For this outrageously cheeky tale, Pratchett pairs a dynamite plot with memorable characters."--Publishers Weekly "Clearly destined for great things...deeply pleasurable and a wonderful and entertaining read."--The Bookseller (Great Britain) "Manages to be hilarious, moving, scary, impishly vulgar and wickedly wise, sometimes all at once."--Locus Magazine "Pratchett's absorbing, suspenseful adventure is deepened by a willingness to tackle the questions of existence."--Horn Book Magazine "Pratchett leaves none of his wit behind in this exploration of Discworld for younger readers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (recommended) "Pratchett rethinks a classic story and comes up with a winner. A not-to-be-missed delight."--School Library Journal (starred review) "This is his first Discworld novel aimed specifically at YA readers, and it should win him new fans."--KLIATT "Pure, unadulterated fun. The action is fast paced, the dialogue witty, unforgettable."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Delves into weighty issues but keeps its sense of dark humor."--USA Today "Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent."--Kirkus Reviews (starred Review)