Join Terry Pratchett’s unusually smart alley cat and his troupe of tap-dancing, absailing, trap-thwarting rodents as they seek their fortune in Bad Blintz. However, as they tackle the sewers beneath this starving town, aided and abetted by a stupid-looking kid called Keith, our plucky heroes soon discover the dastardly deeds of the local rat catchers, and the dangers of a rat king in the depths…
With intelligence evolved by magical accident, our cast of characters including Maurice, Darktan, Hamnock, Dangerous Beans, Sardines and Peaches who, along with their stupid-looking human accomplice Keith face challenges to their incredible intellect in the shape of rat catchers and a Rat King… and a piper with ‘real’ magic up his sleeve. Can they they bring the town of Bad Blintz, and themselves, out of the darkness?
Terry Pratchett’s Carnegie Medal-winning tale and the twenty-eighth book in the Discworld series is an unapologetically unpatronising story for children and grownups of all ages! Like the sewers of Bad Blintz, it’s dark, twisted and full of rats!!
This latest edition features cover illustration by Laura Ellen Anderson, who recently created the cover artwork for the Tiffany Aching series!
Publisher: Random House Children’s Publishers UK