Die Scheibenwelt ist in höchster Gefahr, denn Cohen der Barbar zürnt den Göttern. Und als einer der letzten, alten - ja man könnte sagen - wahren Helden ist er mit seinen Kollegen von der Grauen Horde aufgebrochen, um den Göttern ihr Feuer zurückzubringen - und zwar in einem kleinen Fass, das eine höchst explosive Substanz enthält. Sollte diese Bombe hochgehen, so wäre dies das Ende. Für alle. Für immer. Um das zu verhindern, stellt Lord Vetinari aus bewährten Kräften ein Team zur Rettung der Scheibenwelt zusammen.
Das alles gibt es auch auf den meisterhaften, bis in alle witzigen Details liebevoll gezeichneten Bildern des Illustrators Paul Kidby zu sehen. Endlich erkennen wir, wie es auf der Scheibenwelt wirklich aussieht.
A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection.
It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth...
So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends - and they're very old friends - Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance.
That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of over three dozen novels, is one of the worlds best-selling novelists writing in the English language. His books have sold more than 65 milllion copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenaland hugely popularDiscworld series for adults, Terry is the beloved author several childrens books. He was awarded Britains highest honor for a childrens novel, the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. Terry lives in England, where he writes all the time. The characters and setting of THE TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES are dear to the authors heart, reflecting (obliquely) much of his own childhood in Englands Chalk countrythe part of the country where he still lives today. Mr. Pratchett and his wife, Lyn, have one grown daughter and many cats. Anyone can find out more about Terry at Harpers own website: terrypratchettbooks.com. In 2008, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.