Terry Pratchett is in fine fantasy fettle in this, the Second Book of the Nomes, as he takes us on another tour of the world according to the nomes who were rescued from death and destruction on the back of a lorry in Truckers
, but now have to begin the real battle for survival Outside. As Winter rages in the quarry where the nomes have made their new home, the tribes start to bicker amongst themselves. But the everyday squabbling of the nomes is nothing compared to the Great Battle they will have to fight to save the quarry, and it is the intrepid Masklin who once again steps in to save the nomes from destruction by Humans.
An absolute treat, Diggers is as fiery and fantastical as Truckers yet moves on apace as the absurd and the ridiculous join forces to present a totally hilarious and quite wonderful adventure story.--Susan Harrison
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"Terry Pratchett, while retaining the humour, delight and matchless logic of all his books, has actually deepened the story of the Nomes, given them not just charm, but independence, obstinacy, spirit; in sharp, swift changes of mood, he questions democracy, punishment, nostalgia, self-delusion, the denial of love ... Any child will be delighted by this book; any youth would learn from it; any adult would do both" (The British Fantasy Society Reviewer
"Slapstick romp laced with some sharp, satirical barbs" (Publishers Weekly
"A well-written, comic fantasy that lends an off-beat but believable plot with strong but quirky characters, lots of entertaining adventures and a liberal dose of humour . . . Highly recommended" (The School Librarian
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