Thief of Time

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop.

Synopsis

The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like the underwater – how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there’s never enough time.

But with the construction of the world’s first truly accurate clock, a race against, well, time, begins for History monk Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

Because a truly accurate clock will stop time.

And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future.

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like the underwater – how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there’s never enough time.

But with the construction of the world’s first truly accurate clock, a race against, well, time, begins for History monk Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

Because a truly accurate clock will stop time.

And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future.

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like the underwater – how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there’s never enough time.

But with the construction of the world’s first truly accurate clock, a race against, well, time, begins for History monk Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

Because a truly accurate clock will stop time.

And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future.

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

‘Imaginative, witty and consistent.’


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