The Ultimate Discworld Companion (Hardcover)
The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby.
The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the back of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space.
It is also the global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). There's an awful lot of Discworld to keep track of. But fear not! Help is at hand. For the very first time, everything (and we mean everything) you could possibly want to know has been crammed into one place.
If you need a handy guide to locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . .
If you can't tell your Achmed the Mads from your Jack Zweiblumens . . .
If your life depends on distinguishing between the Agatean Empire and the Zoons . . .
Look no further. Updated and perfected by Stephen Briggs, the man behind The Ultimate Discworld Companion's predecessor Turtle Recall, this is your ultimate guide to Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved fantasy world.
Terry Pratchett (Author)
Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die'. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who's counting?), and been translated into forty languages.
In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2015.
Stephen Briggs (Author)
Stephen Briggs lives in Oxfordshire and has been involved for many years in the sinister world of amateur dramatics, which is how he came to discover the Discworld. Having read one book, he was hooked and read the entire canon over the next three weeks. As well as compiling THE DISCWORLD COMPANION, THE NEW DISCWORLD COMPANION and TURTLE RECALL: THE DISCWORLD COMPANION ... SO FAR, he has also co-authored the Discworld Diaries, the Mapps and has dramatised most of the Discworld novels.
Paul Kidby (Illustrator)
Paul Kidby is Terry Pratchett's 'artist of choice' for Discworld and has been illustrating the series for over twenty years. He is the illustrator of THE DISCWORLD IMAGINARIUM, the bestsellers THE LAST HERO and THE ART OF DISCWORLD, as well as THE ILLUSTRATED GUARDS GUARDS and THE ILLUSTRATED GOOD OMENS.