Raising Steam (v40 Discworld)

Pratchett, Terry


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The 40th Discworld novel and 3rd in the Moist von Lipwig series – revamped with a fresh bold look targeting a new generation of fantasy fans.

‘The world lives between those who say it cannot be done and those who say that it can . . . it’s just a matter of thinking creatively.’

Moist von Lipwig is a con man turned civil servant. As head of the Royal Bank and Post Office of Ankh-Morpork, he doesn’t really want or need another job. But when the Patrician Lord Vetinari gives you a task, you do it or suffer the consequences. In Moist’s case, death.

A brand-new invention has come to the city- a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise. With the railway’s introduction and rapid expansion, Vetinari enlists Moist to represent the government and keep things on track.

But as with all new technology, some people have objections, and Moist will have to use every trick in his arsenal to keep the trains running . . .

‘The most serious of comedies, the most relevant and real of fantasies’ Independent

Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series, but the Discworld novels can be read in any order.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Imprint: Penguin (Transworld)
Publication date: 23/02/2023
Series: Discworld Novels

ISBN: 9781804990483 Category: