Author: Terry Pratchett
Genre: Fantasy/ Comedy Fiction
From Goodreads: It's bad enough being
new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is
supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed
assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First,
there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad
-- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad
administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred
crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent
pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal - not to mention a headstrong
handmaiden - at the heart of his realm.
What I thought: Yep, another Pratchett! And to be honest, not one of my favourites. It took me a little while to get into this. Normally with Pratchett you can see where he is going, knowing he is not going to get there the way you think he will. In this, it seemed to take awhile to find the direction, but once he did, it picked up. Again, the every day is turned on it's head and given the Pratchett treatment of being ridiculed, twisted and generally laughed at. I'm also using this for my What's in a Name challenge for a type of house because the dead (undead??) pharaoh's lived (existed?) in them. Do you think I can get away with it??
Challenges: Ebook Challenge, What's in a Name Challenge