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Publisher Description

It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. In the case of England's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue.

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. Consistent number-one bestsellers in England, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Jonathan Swift.

Even so distinguished an author as A. S. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz."

His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever.

Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight.

Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...Carpe Jugulum

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 13
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

ErinG. ,

Pratchett is genius; Harper Collins should be punished

Just because you KNOW people are going to buy Pratchett's works does not mean you should skip on the ePublishing details. Harper Collins did just that. Pratchett's work is a pure delight, and HP managed to annoy me repeatedly. Death's voice is sometimes not in Small Caps, which is unforgivable. The footnotes have been turned into cumbersome endnotes. There are strange scene divisions and random page breaks. It's a sloppy ePub and I'm saddened to see Pratchett's humor reduced to sloppiness. Shame on you Harper Collins.

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