The 16'th book in the Discworld
series by Terry Pratchett
, and another in the Death
: Death, (you know, tall guy, kind of bony, thing for old farm equipment), starts to wonder "what's it all about, when you get right down to it?", and wanders off.
Death of Rats
: Rather smaller, rat version of Death, Has to find someone to take death's place while he's gone, as well as trying to get him back.
Susan: The granddaughter
, she is chosen by reality
to take his place while they're looking for him. Unfortunately, she's still a small girl
at boarding school
, and has no idea of her, erm, ancestor's identity.
Imp/Buddy y Celon (Celon meaning "of the holly" in Imp's home country): A young non-druid
from a land full of them, he leaves vowing to become the greatest musician ever. Unfortunately, gods
tend to pick up on that sort of thing, and Imp's life is hijacked
by a rather strange, otherworldly guitar.
Glod Glodsson and Lias/Cliff Bluestone: A dwarf
and a troll
, and along with Imp, they form the Band with Rocks In
. One of the best lines of the book, said by Cliff, "They won't stop us, we're on a mission from Glod".
:Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler, Ankh-Morpork
's worst businessman
and sausage in a bun
salesman, and the self appointed manager
of the Band with Rocks In. A sure sign of disaster
And of course, the usual cast of Ankh-Morpork
types (The Wizards
, The Watch
, etc.) .
Published by HarperTorch
Copyright 1995, Terry and Lyn Pratchett