Friday, January 2, 2009

Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

Pyramids (Discworld, #7) Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pyramids is one of those Discworld novels that doesn't involve the wizards, the witches of Lancre, or even Death (besides his invariable cameo appearances). This novel follows, Pteppic, the trained assassin and heir to the thrown of the Discworld's version of ancient egypt, Djelibeybi (Pronounced: Jelly-Baby). There's lots of time twisting and fun with what makes one a king. Also there is plenty ruminating on belief and the gods in the Discworld universe.

I actually liked this one quite a bit. Sometimes the none main story line novels don't hold the same fascination for me, but this one does. Besides you find out that camels are the most intelligent creatures on the Disc, principally because they're smart enough to not let humans in on the secret.

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