His life was spent spinning yarns as fantastical as they were funny. Discworld reading order a guide to the different story arcs. The discworld is a series of 40 different novels published from 1983 up to 20. Night watch is a fantasy novel by british writer terry pratchett, the 29th book in his discworld series, published in 2002. Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the english author terry pratchett, set on the discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants. This series is a parody of the fantasy cliches and stereotypes, full of realworld analogies and references.
Terry pratchett lived in england with his family, and spent too much time at his word processor. Generally speaking, witches are women and wizards are men. However the books are entirely suitable no sex and very little violence but best left until the child is a bit older. Despite his deserved scepticism, several of pratchett s books have been adapted as television series or specials, and movies are being planned. Discworld companion books discworld maps the science of discworld subseries. See the complete discworld series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The definitive listing of terry pratchett s discworld novels. Complete list of terry pratchetts discworld novels. The discworld series consists of several sub series. See the complete discworld ankhmorpork city watch series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Discworld reading order guides a suggested reading order for the discworld books of terry pratchett. The colour of magic paperback book cover by terry pratchett. If youre not sure where to start, try our book generator and find the perfect terry pratchett book for you. The discworld series is a ribtickling fantasy book series authored by the critically acclaimed writer, terry pratchett.
If youre a newcomer to the wondrous writings of terry pratchett and his discworld novels, heres a reading order guide for every book in the series. This book series is set in the fictional world of discworld, a flat disc that balances on the backs of four elephants. The series is set in a fictional world known as discworld. Terry pratchett was born on april 28, 1948 in beaconsfield, buckinghamshire, england as terence david john pratchett. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading terry pratchett. The complete series list for discworld terry pratchett. Discworld ankhmorpork city watch series by terry pratchett. Complete list of terry pratchetts discworld novels hanging. Discworld novel 4 discworld novels paperback sourcery. Since that time, there have been over 40 books in the discworld series, including companion books, map books, quiz books, diaries and science books. If youre new to the series our handy book generator will help you to decide which one to read first. However, the first discworld novel the colour of magic was divided into books, as is pyramids. Terry pratchett s hilarious take on the faust legend stars many of the discworld s most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave eric wishing once more this time, quite fervently, that hed never been born. Terry pratchett 1948 2015 one day ill be dead and then youll all be sorry.
The colour of magic the light fantastic equal rites mort sourcery wyrd sisters pyramids guards. The news of terry pratchett s passing may be the first sad thing associated with his name. The carnegie medal, locus awards, the mythopoetic award, ala notable books for children, ala best books for young adults, book sense 76 pick, prometheus award and the british fantasy award. Im sorry to say that terry pratchett died in march 2015. The books arent labeled according to the series they belong to, and the books can be read and enjoyed without reading them in order. Discworld death series discworld ankhmorpork city watch series discworld witches series discworld rincewind series discworld tiffany aching.
Terry pratchett was a true genius, and his books manage to be incredibly unique while at the same time using and parodying some of the most classic, most popular tropes of fiction. He was born terrence david john pratchett in 28th of april 1948 in beaconsfield buckinghamshire, england. About sir terry all books discworld reading order for younger readers exploring discworld the long earth. The discworld companion gives this description of the character. Terry pratchett is an internationally acclaimed author who specializes in fantasy books. Spoilers for shepherds crown must be put in spoiler tags. From 1983 to 2015, the discworld was the main satiricalparody fantasy series written by english author terry pratchett rip.
Carrot ironfoundersson is captain of the ankhmorpork. What order should i be reading the discworld books in. Terry pratchett will remain an enduring, endearing presence in comic literature guardian the. This is how to tackle pratchett s series priya sridhar sep 11, 2018 discworld is one of the most remarkable fantasy series ever created, but since its so big many often look for a better discworld reading order. The novels of this series are based on the comic fantasy genre and are written by english novelist terry pratchett. The definitive listing of terry pratchetts discworld novels.
Traditional or a curated list, heres our recommendation for a discworld reading order based on terry pratchetts huuuuuge series. In honor of terry pratchett, i want to share with everyone, one of my favorite places in all the worlds terry pratchett s discworld. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and his discworld books have become truly iconic. The discworld ankhmorpork city watch book series by terry pratchett includes books guards. I know, ive been binge reading pratchett since the 1990s. Most of the time, they work hard, use common sense and their brand of psychology called headology. Within these pages you will meet all your favourite characters from witches, wizards, watchmen and dragons, to trolls, the nac mac feegles and of course, death. Terry pratchett discworld is plit into several miniseries based on the main characters. The discworld itself grew to become one of the most richly detailed and inventive fantasy worlds in the history of the written word. Discworld monthly monthly email newsletter website about terry pratchett and discworld.
A fivepart radio adaptation of the novel was broadcast on bbc radio 4. To celebrate his life and works, weve given over the 2017 discworld diary which will be a perennial diary to remembrances and tributes from some of those who knew and loved him and his extraordinary body of work. Terry pratchett s discworld series comprises of a staggering 41 novels, 32 years in the making. The colour of magic discworld novels paperback the light fantastic discworld novels paperback equal rites discworld novels paperback mort. The colour of magic, 1983, hardcover paperback kindle. You have 2 choice when deciding on a reading order for discworld novels. A teaser for a cosgrove hall channel 4 animated series that unfortunately never came to be. Sir terry pratchett was the author of over fifty bestselling books. Terry pratchett sadly passed away on march 12th, 2015.
Discworld is a series of fantasy books written by sir terry pratchett. Discworld series, the science of discworld series, terry pratchett s other books based on discworld kindle edition by my reading checklist. The discworld is the fictional setting of terry pratchett s most iconic series. Terry pratchett was an english author who is best known for his discworld comic fantasy series.
Equal rites wyrd sisters witches abroad lords and ladies maskerade carpe jugulum. These centre around certain groups of characters, for example, the watch series centres around the ankhmorpork police force. Mort one of terrys early books featuring his characteristic wit, lateral. This set of books are about the ankhmorpork city watch. We have been supplying official, licenced discworld merchandise featuring the artwork of paul kidby for over twenty years.
Complete list of terry pratchett s discworld novels march, 2015 march, 2015 by jd shipengrover comments. Carrot ironfoundersson is a fictional character in terry pratchett s discworld novels. All the discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Terry pratchett will remain an enduring, endearing presence in comic literature guardian the discworld is very much like our own if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is. At aged twelve a reader would miss out on most, if not all, of the quotes, misquotes and downright takeoffs of various cultures which make the discworld series such a joy to read. Discworld voodoo is considered to be an aspect of witch magic, combined with a sort of doityourself religion, relying heavily on the power of belief. Age appropriateness of discworld question all things. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the english author terry pratchett, set on. This story arc is arguably one of the most popular, largely due. He died after a chest infection, as well as complications from the alzheimers. This is a complete printable listing of all terry pratchett books and lists the newest terry pratchett book.
Discworld death series discworld ankhmorpork city watch series discworld witches series discworld rincewind series discworld tiffany aching series discworld industrial revolution series the sea and the little fishes is a discworld novella more. Discworld series in order terry pratchett fictiondb. He is a lance constable in, and later becomes captain of, the ankhmorpork city watch. Sir terry pratchett left us, far too early, in march 2015. The discworld book series by multiple authors includes books the colour of magic, the light fantastic, equal rites, and several more. He spent his early life in bridgewater, somerset where he sat for his eleven plus exam and passed. Additionally, the discworld books is a lovely collection for readers of any age bracket.
The good news is, his discworld stories are amazing and you can enjoy them any time. Ive read some of the discworld books, and they were referencing each other in an order different than what ive been reading. Great whodunitconspiracy stories that feature the ankhmorpork city watch, the citys police force, lord vetinari, the cities patrician, and a variety of cameos from the other arcs. This series is a parody of the fantasy cliches and. The protagonist of the novel is sir samuel vimes, commander of the ankhmorpork city watch. Bbc radio 4 terry pratchett, wyrd sisters, episode 1. Spoilers for any other book are allowed in comments, tagged or not. The discworld series began in 1983 with the colour of magic. The books arent labeled according to the series they belong to, and the books can be read and enjoyed without reading them in order phew. Discworld is a book series that was written by terry and it was a comic set on the fiction disc world which was a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which stood on the backs.
Night watch placed second in the annual locus poll for best fantasy novel. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues. However, the novels can generally be grouped into several character arcs, from death, a. Below is the order of when terry pratchett s discworld novels were originally released. Terry pratchetts discworld series comprises of a staggering 41 novels, 32 years in the making. All the latest news and discussions about terry pratchett s books, discworld, events and more register here for the official terry pratchett forums. He was the only child of david and eileen pratchett.
If i wanted to maintain chronology, and get all of the back references, which order should i be reading the books in. Terry pratchett s discworld series of novel can be intimidating to jump into it spans over 40 books. Terry pratchetts discworld series comprises of a staggering 41 novels, 32 years in the. Pratchett battled alzheimers disease for years after announcing it online in 2007. The most powerful discworld voodoowomen can deliberately create moderately powerful gods for a specific purpose. The discworld itself grew to become one of the most richly. He died on march 12, 2015 in broadchalke, salisbury, wiltshire, england.943 1198 805 1428 772 379 400 926 219 1054 1250 316 725 1208 725 651 1211 430 1083 642 338 1359 100 682 436 263 1132 446 916 1353 427 771 1343 1113 650