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Hardcover (Large type edition) 2014-12-01 408
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Paperback 2014-10-09
Mass Market Paperback (0) 2014-10-09 512
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Audio CD 2014-04-02
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Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40)

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Published by Corgi on 2014-10-09
Paperback
FICTION / Fantasy, HUMOR


The new Discworld novel from Britain's number one bestselling writer sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.
     To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork -- a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.
     Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work -- as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital... but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
     Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails.
(Paperback, 2014-10-09)


ASIN: 0552170461
ISBN: 9780552170468
EAN: 9780552170468

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This ended up being probably my second least favorite Discworld book, right above Jingo. Which isn’t to denigrate the quality and power of the Discworld books in general. With forty Discworld books published in twenty-one years, it’s impressive that ...

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The advent of the steam train keeps Discworld nicely on track

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