Cohen the Barbarian and his silver horde are out to teach the Gods a lesson. They feel hard done-by and having conquered everything, they have nothing to lose. This time the Gods are going to get a visit with a vengeance. If they succeed, the Discworld will no longer exist. Aware of the situation, Lord Vetinari sets up a strange mix of well-known characters to save the day. Will they make it in time?
The 27th Discworld book includes the first Discworld expedition into space. Helped by burping dragons, it has some classic Apollo 13 references. Pratchett's amusing style of rewording space travel into the Discworld science will make the reader snigger most of the way through.
The story is short but the artwork by Paul Kidby more than makes up for this with some stunning scenes. A lot of the diagrams are Leonard de Quirm’s sketches of his own inventions with his explanatory notes. A lot of readers will probably skip these and just go through the story. Our advice - don't. There are some real gems in these jottings that will make you laugh out loud. Watch out for 'Testing the Handiwork of the Gods' with Rincewind in the swirling wings.
A short but thoroughly entertaining Discworld outing and a must for any Discworld fan..