This thread is for discussing The Last Hero
in some depth. If you haven’t read the book then read on at your own risk – or, better still, go and read the book and join in the fun.
For those of us that are going to join in the discussion, here are a few guidelines:
Please feel free to make comparisons to other Discworld books, making sure you identify the book and the passage you are referring to. Others may not be as familiar with the book you are referencing, so think before you post.
Sometimes we’ll need to agree to disagree – only Terry knows for sure what he was thinking when he wrote the books and individuals members may have widely different interpretations – so try to keep the discussion friendly.
We may be discussing a book that you don’t much care for – don’t be put off joining in the discussion. If you didn’t care for the book, then that in itself is a good topic for discussion.
Please note: there is no time limit to this discussion. Please feel free to add to it at any time - especially if you've just read the book.
Please endeavour to keep the discussion on topic. If necessary I will step in and steer it back to the original topic – so no digressions please!
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett with Paul Kidby
Originally published 2001
When Cohen the Barbarian and The Silver Hoarde decide to return fire to the gods, a desperate plan is launched to stop them. For without the gods and the magic generated by Cori Celesti the Disc will be destroyed.
Enter the rag-tag team of heroes that include a policeman, a cowardly wizard, an ape librarian and the Disc’s greatest inventor. Can they stop the Last Hero?
This book is somewhat different to the others we have discussed. For a start it’s a good deal shorter and there are a whole lot of Paul Kidby’s wonderful illustrations. But there isn’t the obvious depth of some of the recent books.
I think that in some ways this book is saying goodbye to a lot of the old Disc we’ve seen in earlier books and making way the rest of the series. So it’s interesting from that point alone.
But what did you think? And which are your favourite pictures
Want to write the introduction for the next discussion (Mort)? PM me and let me know if you’d like to – first come first served.
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal