Pyramids

The syllabus at the Assassins’ Guild did not cover running a kingdom...

Synopsis

‘Look after the dead’, said the priests, ‘and the dead will look after you.’

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Pteppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected. It’s hard to fulfil your obligations to the ancestors with a depleted treasury that is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father.

He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassins’ Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Pyramids is a standalone novel. Winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award when the book was first published in 1989.

‘Look after the dead’, said the priests, ‘and the dead will look after you.’

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Pteppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected. It’s hard to fulfil your obligations to the ancestors with a depleted treasury that is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father.

He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassins’ Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Pyramids is a standalone novel. Winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award when the book was first published in 1989.

‘Look after the dead’, said the priests, ‘and the dead will look after you.’

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Pteppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected. It’s hard to fulfil your obligations to the ancestors with a depleted treasury that is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father.

He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassins’ Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Pyramids is a standalone novel. Winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award when the book was first published in 1989.

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