Terry Pratchett’s thirteenth Discworld adventure in a new cover design for 2022! This standalone Discworld title tackles religion, inquisitions and divine manifestations!
‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: “Hey, you!” This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it’s clear he’s become less important than he realised.
In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love – but that’s hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . .
‘You should do things because they’re right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.’
‘An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .’ Independent
‘Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration’ The Times
Small Gods is certainly a standalone book that can be enjoyed at any point in the Discworld series (although the Discworld novels can be read in any order).
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd