The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable

Paperback | September 1, 2002

byTerry Pratchett

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Cohen the Barbarian.

He's been a legend in his own lifetime.

He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.

But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...

So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old -- very old -- friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

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Cohen the Barbarian.He's been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new...

Terry Pratchett, April 28, 1948 - Terry Pratchett was born April 28 1948 in Beaconsfield, Bucks County. In 1959, he attended High Wycombe Technical High School rather than the local school because he felt 'woodwork would be more fun than Latin.'His short story "The Hades Business" was published in the school magazine when he was thirte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 10.3 × 9.42 × 0.66 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:EosLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060507772

ISBN - 13:9780060507770

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheeky and artistic. The eventual return of Cohen the Barbarian in what may be his last adventure. As a result of his intention some of Ankh-Morpork's most enterprising heroes set off to save the world in this somewhat over-sized yet amazingly illustrated adventure. While some aspects of the art may leave you wanting more(some of the drawings never made it in fully). The story is enhanced immensely in the detail work of illustrator Paul Kidby. A decent goodbye to some of your favorite living legends.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever, Silly, Delightful I feel like I have grown up loving Pratchett's Discworld, but I know I haven't been reading him for that long. Not nearly long enough. His cleverness reminds me of Douglas Adams, and puniness of Spider Robinson. I spend so much of my time reading his work chuckling and shaking my head. Shaking in admiration and appreciation. Kidby and Pratchett made a wonderful pairing for this, each almost seeming to egg the other on the further ridiculosity. The things I love about Last Hero are too numerous to list.
Date published: 2007-04-01