Pyramids : Discworld: The Gods Collection Hardback
'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you'. Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 16/01/2014
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781473200142
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Review by MrsLee
Happily, I've read enough about ancient Egypt and Greece to appreciate much of this story. If I were more conversant in math, I'm sure even more would have been clear to me. We meet a son of a Pharaoh, who is sent to Ankh-Morpork to the Assassin's Guild. On the night of his final trial, he is called back to the Old Kingdom of Djelibeybi to take his father's place. Things then get interesting in the kingdom. This is a good stand alone story from Discworld, lots of laughs, grimaces at questionable puns and fun all around.