Amazon.co.uk Widgets

Thief Of Time

Series Navigation


Discworld series

Previous title 25
The Truth

Next title 27
The Last Hero


Death series

Previous title 04
Hogfather

written by Terry Pratchett

published in 2001

novel no. 26 in the Discworld series

novel no. 5 in the
Death series

Cover Notes

Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld its management is entrusted to the experts: the venerable Monks of History, who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (after all, how much time does a codfish really need?) to places like cities, where harried citizens are forever lamenting, "Oh where does the time go?"

And while everyone always talks about slowing down, one clever soul is about to stop. Stop time, that is. For good. Going against everything known (and the nine tenths of everything that remains unknown), a young horologist has been commissioned to build the world's first truly accurate clock. It falls to History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd to find the timepiece and stop it before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will stop. And then the trouble will really begin.

Publication History

Publication history in print

Series Navigation


Discworld series

Previous title 25
The Truth

Next title 27
The Last Hero


Death series

Previous title 04
Hogfather