The Last Continent A Novel of Discworld (Paperback)
|Author: Terry Pratchett|
|When a professor at Unseen University disappears and the schools librarian turns into an ape, a search party travels to the far reaches of Discworld to uncover the mystery and to find Ricewind, who is currently stranded on the unfinished down-under continent of Fourecks. Reissue. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Series Title: Discworld *Subtitle: A Novel of Discworld *Publication Date: 2000/02/01 *Number of Pages: 390 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75|
From the Publisher:
Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. A professor is missing—but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads—even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater.
Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It'll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).
The wizard Rincewind does Australia (or a fantastical approximation thereof) in this entry in the long-running Discworld series. After the events of INTERESTING TIMES, the cowardly and untalented wizard Rincewind has become marooned on the continent of EcksEcksEcksEcks, a strangely dry land populated by kangaroos, sheep, lots of beer in cans, and natives who speak in a bizarre, nearly incomprehensible slang. But despite these unfamiliar circumstances, Rincewind is still doing what he does best--being blamed for things he hasn't done, being attacked by strange creatures, and running away very, very fast.