There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times.
‘May you live in interesting times’ is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld, especially on the distinctly unmagical Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life and can’t even spell wizard.
As the 28th April was Terry Pratchett’s birthday, we want to reclaim the day for him and we hope you’ll join us! We’d like to make Terry Pratchett Day a time to remember and celebrate the author who ignited our imaginations and made us all laugh so much…
“I am never not reading a Terry Pratchett book. I’ve developed the habit of finishing one and then reading the first few pages of the next one. That way, I always know whatever happens in life, I have a Terry Pratchett book on the go and ergo, nothing can be too bad.”
In total, there are 41 Discworld novels published over 32 years. The books can be read in any order but for ease we have created two downloadable lists for you that will help you to fully explore the stories and characters of Discworld.
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
Find out more about Sir Terry Pratchett’s books, plus all manner of things Discworld.
Discover key characters in the Discworld series and which books they feature in.