Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems. Thief of Time comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous).
This is the 26th Discworld novel, but Pratchett's legendary inventiveness is still strongly in evidence, and he manages to pull a whole slew of new ideas out of the hat. It is the job of the Monks of History on Discworld to manage the resource that is time. Time is stored and pumped from places where it's wasted to places like cities, where there's never enough of it. But when the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock begins, problems for the denizens of Discworld include nothing less than the end of time. Familiar characters include Death's charismatic granddaughter Susan, and we're introduced to obsessed clockmaker Lu-Tze and simple-minded apprentice Lobsang - not to mention Ronnie, the fifth horseman of the Apocalpyse (he left before they got famous). As ever, there are gags, puns and digressions enough to satisfy the most hardened Pratchett fans, and the cleverness of the storyline gives the lie to those who claim the master of comic fantasy is running out of steam. (Kirkus UK)
Series: Discworld Novels
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: May 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.24