|Prisoner-turned-postal worker Moist von Lipwig tackles a new assignment in a different branch of the government through which he is directed to oversee the printing of Ankh-Morporks first paper currency, a job with unexpected challenges. By the author of Going Postal. Reprint. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Publication Date: 2008/10/01 *Number of Pages: 419 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75|
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Prisoner-turned-postal worker Moist von Lipwig tackles a new assignment in a different branch of the government through which he is directed to oversee the printing of Ankh-Morpork's first paper currency, a job with unexpected challenges. By the author of
Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny.
Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.
This lighthearted addition to Terry Pratchett's sprawling Discworld series stars Moist von Lipwig, former con-man and present Postmaster General of Ankh-Morpork, in the sequel to GOING POSTAL. Since Moist started running it, the post office has been running exceedingly smoothly -- so smoothly, in fact, that it's kind of boring. So when Lord Vetinari asks Moist if he'd like to make some real money -- at the Royal Mint, that is -- the offer is pretty tempting. Of course, as usual, Moist doesn't really end up having a choice, and it's not long before he finds himself embroiled in some, er, interesting situations. The banking life is certainly exciting, that's for sure, but with new enemies cropping up every minute and a whole lot of gold gone missing, Moist's troubles are just beginning. Snappy plotting, cameo appearances by other Discworld denizens, and the always-amusing physics and philosophies of Terry Pratchett's universe (where else can an "analogy machine" scientifically prove that one never quite has enough money at the end of the week?) make sure that this will be a fun ride for new fans and series veterans alike.