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5.0 out of 5 stars
A MUST for any fan of fantasy or comedy., 10 Sep 2002
When I first set eyes upon this book I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. It looked like an excuse to sell half the story for twice the price!
Let me tell you, I was very very very surprised.
I am a long standing fan of Pratchett and I can honestly say that this is one of his greatest.
It helps to combine characters from various storylines, into one conglomeration of hilarious adventures and mishaps. Cohen the Barbarian leads the cast with his fellow decrepid hero's but also Rincewind is back to run away once more, Leonard of Quirm is finally set loose and of course the pleasant Captain Carrot is there to help them out and to uphold the law.
Pratchett manages to take a story from mythology, (the hero stealing fire from the gods) and manages to turn it into one mighty rompus across, above and below the disk.
Along with the fabulous artwork that graces the pages, which manages to fit your minds eye view of the characters perfectly, this book manages to be an eye and imagination teaser from start to finish.
I would most heartilly recommend this book to anyone and especially those few people out there who have not had the pleasure of reading any of Terry Pratchetts fabulous work.