Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett’s 26th Discworld novel.
This is, sadly, the last novel with a cover by Josh Kirby because he passed way in 2001.
My copy has 430 pages.
“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).”
There's a whole cast of amazing, quicky characters, a very original, philosophical story, Pratchett's typical humour, wonderful writing, and amazing dialogue.
Though it's not as great or special as other Discworld novels, it certainly is a very enjoyable book.
Tea and TP after my first day at work!