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A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth …
So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends – and they're very old friends – Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Discworld stories mostly stand alone as independent works set in the same fantasy universe. However, a number of the books can be grouped into grand story arcs dealing with a set number of characters and events – This illustrated title is part of the RINCEWIND, CITY WATCH and WIZARDS arcs, and was the 27th Discworld book to be published.
Paul Kidby discovered Terry Pratchett's Discworld in 1993 and since then has devoted his working life to the place. He is the illustrator of THE PRATCHETT PORTFOLIO, the bestsellers THE LAST HERO and THE ART OF DISCWORLD, as well as the Discworld DIARIES, cards, T-shirts, maps, mugs and, of course, the covers. Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular writers. Every Discworld novel since SOURCERY has been a Number One bestseller. He lives in Wiltshire. Paul Kidby is Pratchett's Discworld artist of choice. He has provided the jacket illustrations for many Discworld projects, and has contributed to a number of Calendars. As well as THE LAST HERO, he has illustrated all the Diaries, THE PRATCHETT PORTFOLIO and THE ART OF DISCWORLD. He lives in Hampshire.
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