Small Gods

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!'

Synopsis

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

On the Discworld, religion is a controversial business.

Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one’s presence felt.

So it’s certainly not helpful for the Great God Om to find himself in the body of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Brutha, the novice, is the Chosen One – or at least the only one available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone novel.

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

On the Discworld, religion is a controversial business.

Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one’s presence felt.

So it’s certainly not helpful for the Great God Om to find himself in the body of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Brutha, the novice, is the Chosen One – or at least the only one available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone novel.

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

On the Discworld, religion is a controversial business.

Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one’s presence felt.

So it’s certainly not helpful for the Great God Om to find himself in the body of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Brutha, the novice, is the Chosen One – or at least the only one available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone novel.

‘The gods are pompous, the worshippers cowed, and the priests violently closed-minded. Yet the tale is never heavy-handed.’


Jack Heath

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