Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2016, Just because Death is Death, it doesn't mean he doesn't have feelings, well, actually it does but it doesn't mean he can't have a day off, especially now that his new apprentice has arrived, but in typical Discworld books, not everything goes exactly to plan. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. According to many, this is the book where the author really got into his stride with his Discworld novels, and that the first three were appetisers. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Nothing that the late great Terry Pratchett did was poor. This edition completes my whole set in hardcover. There he learned about the fabrics of time and space, the thin line between life and death, and how to clean out Binky's stable. Discover Mort as a play. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal... Would you recommend this product to a friend? The main characters in this episode are Death - who we have met in previous stories - and Mort, to whom Death offers an apprenticeship. The character of Death is captivating. A fun read! Registered office: 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA UK. alive. . Terry's books are a treasure, you NEVER find them at book sales as everyone hangs onto theirs! The Colour of Magic: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection, • The first seven Discworld titles are being reissued with stunning new covers, publication coincides with 21 years of Discworld anniversary and the hardback publication of. 55 likes. The following ISBNs are associated with this title: Sign up to get exclusive offers, the best in books & more.Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50.†. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. . Like “Mort was already aware that love made you feel hot and cold and cruel and weak, but he hadn't realized that it could make you stupid.” ― Terry Pratchett, Mort. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. © 2008-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates, Mort: (Discworld Novel 4) (Discworld series). Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Death comes to us all. All images on this page are copyright Penguin Random House except the following images: Penguin Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Cookie Policy. This is a good book to start reading the Discworld series with. ‘No-one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of modern endeavour.’. Death comes to us all. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. Unable to add item to Wish List. The book, although smaller than the usual, has superior binding and even comes with an attached ribbon bookmark. Offer valid for new subscribers only. Between wizards, Death, an apprentice and cabbages, the Discworld is yet again in a place of utter madness and only the combined efforts of even madder people/things can set things right, if only a sacrificial elephant was available. I am reading these books as swift as Binky delivers his master to his destination and they are even better this time round. Like “Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals.” ― Terry Pratchett, Mort. Timeless magic by a dearly departed genius, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2016. The book is the fourth in the series and was first published in the UK by Victor Gollanz Ltd in association with Colin Smythe Ltd in 1987. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. Great starting point in the Discworld series. If you've never read a Discworld novel - you should start! Mort is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett.Published in 1987, it is the fourth Discworld novel and the first to focus on the character Death, who only appeared as a side character in the previous novels.The title is the name of its main character, and is also a play on words: in French, mort means "death". Great starting point in the Discworld series. Ships from and sold by Book Depository CA. It certainly runs on well from the earlier books, and as usual, you can easily read it as a standalone, although having read the previous volumes, you have a bit of a headstart concerning Discworld, and some of its places and inhabitants. The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Mort is the first book in the Death series. Please see your welcome email for exclusions and details. The online home for books written by Sir Terry Pratchett, including reading order lists, forums, plus all manner of things Discworld. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around the skies on a magnificent white horse called Binky. Mort is a young lad who gets a job as an apprentice for Death on Discworld. These books are beyond funny and so clever it will entertain the hell out of you just read them...All of them...there's a lot so you should hurry up and get started. The French language edition is titled Mortimer. Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death’s adopted daughter, Ysabell – who has been 16 for 35 years – and his mysterious manservant Albert – whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces – but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. . Any Pratchett book is worth reading. Mort (short for Mortimer) is a young boy from the Ramtops, son of Lezek.He was very thin during his childhood, and he lived at his father's farm until he was old enough to go to apprenticeship, becoming Death's apprentice at the stroke of midnight. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. I won't go into the story, as it would spoil it for you, but it is well written, well paced, and had - for me - a few geniune 'laugh out loud' moments. It's a dream job - until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life . Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The character of Death is captivating. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer . . He never let's us down. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. He also, of course, meets Death. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. has superior binding and even comes with an attached ribbon bookmark. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. 64 likes. Meeting DEATH would be, at the very least, a bewildering prospect to most people, but in the story of Mort, we find he's a very likable character. These cookies do not store any personal information. Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton carrying a scythe who must collect a minimum number of souls in order to keep the momentum of dying, well . Good fun; well paced, interesting characters, and some genuine laughs, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2015. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around the skies on a magnificent white horse called Binky. . Registered number: 861590 England. Mort belongs in the comic fantasy sub-genre of fantasy. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. It's an offer Mort can't refuse. I'm not sure about that. Save an extra 10% on almost everything & enjoy free shipping every day. Shop online, free pickup in store in as little as 3 hours. Please try again. Thank you. But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk.