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The Monks of History live in a Tibetan sort of area known as "enlightenment country." Their job: "to see that tomorrow happens at all." A mysterious Lady wants time-obsessed Jeremy Clockson to build a totally accurate glass clock. It will trap time and stop it, eliminating humanity's irritating unpredictability. This would make the Auditors, who observe the universe and enforce the rules governing it, very happy. It would also put Death out of a job, which the Grim Reaper isn't happy about. Fortunately, the History Monks have encountered this situation before; in fact, Lu Tze, the Sweeper, has personally dealt with it before. Even better, he has a new, gifted apprentice, Lobsang Ludd, the "thief of time." This time, they'll stop trouble before it can start! To add chaos to the mix, there's the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse--the one who quit before they became famous.
Although there are 25 other Discworld novels and many of the characters appeared first in previous books, you don't need to have read even one to enjoy The Thief of Time. (If you're the sort of reader who hates to miss any references, you might want to track down a copy of The Discworld Companion.) As a bonus, this book is a painless introduction to what quantum physics says about the nature of time. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A classic Discworld story. Recommend reading in order suggested on Terry Pratchett website.Published 15 days ago by SatCommGuy
This has to be one of my favourite Discworld novels. It has Susan. It has chocolates. It has a LOT of laughs. It even has some of Nanny Ogg gods bless her. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Moggy
Terry Pratchett.... Diving into your Fantastic and slightly bunkers discworld is a pleasure, each and Evert Time. You make me smile...Published 1 month ago by Yoda
If you enjoyed Mort, you will enjoy The Thief of Time. Not sure which I liked more, I love them both. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tobymugg
An enchantingly funny love story. Terry Pratchett at his best.
His insights into the human condition are brilliant and his skill with the English language is delightful.
This has been one of my favorites so far. Pure fantasy and makes sense at the same time. Terry Pratchett's world is a wonderful diversion from my own.Published 3 months ago by Sparky Reed
great book, I love the characters Death and Susan and Lu-tze, Ive never been much of a reader but I am really starting to enjoy Terry Pratchett.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Having read through all forty Discworlds, I've undertaken the rereading and I'm at that point of realizing that these will soon be used up as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randle Brashear
This is one of Pratchett's standalone books; meaning if it catches your fancy it is a good entrance to the Discworld. Read morePublished 3 months ago by the24frans