Feet of Clay: A Novel of Discworld

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HarperPrism, 1996 - Fiction - 249 pages
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A murderer is stalking Discworld. A prowling perp who jauntily leaves behind corpses and strange-smelling tracks of curious white clay. A grim reaper who belongs to neither the Assassins' Guild not the Thieves' Guild. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard is determined to stop this unauthorized assassin - and to prove it, he has hired a Dwarf to help him. With the assistance of Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, Vimes and his men (and trolls, and such) can get to the, well, bottom of anything. But when Vimes unravels a living (and, in fact, complaining) Coat-of-Arms and finds an unexpected royal clue, he is faced with a new dilemma. Fighting crime is one thing. But what if winning means inflicting a new King on a city that does very well, thank you, with no King at all?

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Review: Feet of Clay (Discworld #19)

User Review  - Evgeni Kirilov - Goodreads

Unsurprisingly, a great book. The City Watch subseries tends to be more thematic, I think, than the others I've read so far (Men at Arms, for example, tends to run racial diversity and/or trolls vs ... Read full review

Review: Feet of Clay (Discworld #19)

User Review  - Aildiin - Goodreads

Another Discworld re-read that gets 5 stars again and stands the test of time. The night-watch books are definitely my favorites and over time I have come to realize that Commander Sam Vimes might the ... Read full review


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Terry Pratchett was on born April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, United Kingdom. He left school at the age of 17 to work on his local paper, the Bucks Free Press. While with the Press, he took the National Council for the Training of Journalists proficiency class. He also worked for the Western Daily Press and the Bath Chronicle. He produced a series of cartoons for the monthly journal, Psychic Researcher, describing the goings-on at the government's fictional paranormal research establishment, Warlock Hall. In 1980, he was appointed publicity officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board with responsibility for three nuclear power stations. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. He became a full-time author in 1987. He wrote more than 70 books during his lifetime including The Dark Side of the Sun, Strata, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort, Sourcery, Truckers, Diggers, Wings, Dodger, Raising Steam, and Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales. He was diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2007. He was knighted for services to literature in 2009 and received the World Fantasy award for life achievement in 2010. His title The Shephard's Crown made the New Zealand Best Seller List. He died on March 12, 2015 at the age of 66. The University of South Australia has announced in 2015 the formation of the biennial $100,000 Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship, funded by a $1m endowment to the university made by the UK author. The scholarship will be awarded to a student to undertake a two-year Masters by research at the University of South Australia, including a fully funded exchange to Trinity College Dublin for up to a year.

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