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Pyramids

by Terry Pratchett

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Series: Discworld: Gods (1), Discworld (7)

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Unlike most teenaged boys, Teppic isn't chasing girls and working at the mall. Instead he's just inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi-a job that's come a bit earlier than he expected (a turn of fate his recently departed father wasn't too happy about either). It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad-a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal-not to mention a headstrong handmaiden-at the heart of his realm.… (more)
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Simply Pratchett at his best.

A great discworld story, interwoven into Roman, Egyptian and Greek mythology. Funny, witty and a really good read. ( )
  Timwindram | Feb 28, 2021 |
It was OK

Yes this book had funny dialogue, a funny premise and characters that turn the ordinary upsidedown, it was the pace of the plot that I struggled with reading. It didn't move fast enough for me - but then maybe that was down to the pyramids too ;-) ( )
  -Flora- | Nov 8, 2020 |
When Prince Teppic was finishing his test to become an official Assassin of the Assassin's Guild the last thing he expected was automatically giving it up to take up the throne and Godhead of Djelibeybi. Brought into the modern world with his years in Ankh-Morpork he stood the entire ancient society of his homeland on its head when he came home. To think that the newly crowned Pharaoh would care about who served under him and that he would want to do a few things on his own?! ( )
  Ravenwood1984 | Oct 13, 2020 |
Probably my second-favorite Discworld novel (after Men At Arms), it's worth it just for You Bastard, the spitting camel, and the philosophers, Xeno an Ibid (who's an authority on everything). ( )
  johnthelibrarian | Aug 11, 2020 |
Sandy, unchanging
a kingdom without plumbing
some inheritance. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pratchett, Terryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paolini, Pier FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to sweep up the pieces.
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All assassins had a full-length mirror in their rooms, because it would be a terrible insult to anyone to kill them when you were badly dressed.
The ancestors pressed forward, muttering. When you've been dead for hundreds of years, you're not inclined to feel generous to those people who assured you that you were going to have a lovely time.
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ISBN 0552140139 is for an abridged (condensed/shortened) audiobook. Do not combine with the full-length book since they do not have the same content.
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Unlike most teenaged boys, Teppic isn't chasing girls and working at the mall. Instead he's just inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi-a job that's come a bit earlier than he expected (a turn of fate his recently departed father wasn't too happy about either). It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad-a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal-not to mention a headstrong handmaiden-at the heart of his realm.

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Pteppic geht nach Ankh-Morpork um Assassine zu werden. Dann wird er Pharao und baut eine Pyramide. Doch dabei gibt es Ärger und er muss feststellen, dass es sehr schwierig ist eine Pyramide zu töten.
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