Published by HarperCollins on 2001-07-31
Narrator: NIgel Planner
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, General
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It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention aheadstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm.
Very Pratchett! Although you don’t find a lot of the normal characters that you’ve started getting used to if you’ve been reading these in order. Although Pyramids is partly in Ankh-Morpork you rarely run into anyone that you’ve met from previous books. All of Terry Pratchett’s books can stand alone but this one really does a fine job of it.
The characters in this book, like all of Pratchett’s book, either really get my blood boiling or make me want to stand up and cheer. I’m not a fan of the High Priest Dios and just wish that Teppic would DO something about him, but seeing as Teppic does not want to rule over anyone, he’s put in between a rock and a hard place and decides it would be easier to just leave it all behind him.
This is a book about religion, beliefs and all the misconceptions that can be had in between. Uproariously good time will be had by all while reading!
Since this is a stand alone, it can be picked up in ANY order! Although I enjoyed reading about Ankh-morpork a bit before delving into this one. It is nice knowing about the assassin’s guild, the Patrician, etc… but really that is not needed. Even with being a complete stand alone, I simply loved it! Ending is fantastic!
“The trouble with life was that you didn’t get a chance to practice before doing it for real.” ~Terry Pratchett, Pyramids