The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Paperback)

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This is book number 27 in the Discworld series.


The ultimate gift for the legions of Sir Terry Pratchett fans—a gorgeous full-color illustrated Discworld fable.

"Lavishly illustrate by Discworld regular Kidby, Pratchett's latest brings together some of the series' most beloved and unforgettable characters in a tribute to one of comic fantasy's most celebrated worlds." —Library Journal

Cohen the Barbarian. He’s been a legend in his own lifetime. He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn’t have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization. But these days, he can’t always remember just where he put his teeth . . .

So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old — very old — friends to embark on one final quest. He’s going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) is the acclaimed creator of the globally revered Discworld series. In all, he authored more than fifty bestselling books, which have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.

Paul Kidby is best known for being the "artist of choice" for Sir Terry Pratchett. Paul started working with Terry in 1993 and has designed the Discworld book jackets since 2002. He has illustrated many Discworld publications, including The Art of Discworld, the bestselling The Last Hero, and Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium, The Ultimate Discworld Companion, and Good Omens, written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In 2023 he illustrated Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being a Witch.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060507770
ISBN-10: 0060507772
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 20th, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Discworld