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Raising Steam

Raising Steam

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Jamie
HPB Staff

Raising Steam

by Pratchett, Terry
Raising Heck over Raising Steam

Well folks, Mr. Pratchett has done it again! With his 40th and final Discworld Novel before his death this year, Terry Pratchett exceeded himself with this superb installment into the series that has made him a fan favourite. We look in on the citizens of Ankh-Morpork and find what modern treasures have filtered through the many planes between our world and their's. This time locomotives have powered their way into the city, guaranteed to make everyone's life easier and better...what's a few building sabotages, dwarfish terrorism, coups-d'Etats and kidnappings of pregnant Dwarf Kings between friends? (It's impossible to tell the gender differences in Dwarves. Maybe the kidnapping would have gone differently if the King's gender was known?) I know that's not enough action for the average Discworld fan but worry not. Your favourite characters like Moist von Lipwig, Adora Belle Dearheart, Lord Vetinari and Sgt. Fred Colon lend their hands in the building/destruction of The Discworld's first railroad with plenty of dizzying highs, terrifying lows and full steam ahead. If you are a fan of hysterical humour/fantasy this is a great book for you.

 
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Traces the remarkable changes occurring in Ankh-Morpork with the arrival of the first steam engine, which culminates in a new and challenging job for Moist von Lipwig.



  • Condition: Used - Good
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Sold by: HPB Watauga
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • ISBN-13: 9780804169202
  • ISBN: 0804169209
  • Publication Year: 2014
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
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