Monday, January 27, 2014

Terry Pratchett Bargain Books

Witches Abroad (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett has dropped from $6.99 to $3.99 for the ebook format. Several Pratchett titles have dropped in price actually, but this is one of his that specifically deals with fairy tales and their themes. There's a fairy godmother, prince, etc. in this one. With the usual Pratchett humor which you will either adore or walk away from. I imagine these price drops are temporary as they usually are for well established authors. Usually these drops are because a new title is coming out and the publisher wants to capitalize on people wanting to rebuy a beloved book they own in paper for their e-readers or to try out another title they haven't yet with a sale price.

Book description:

Be careful what you wish for...

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince.

But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"—even if it means destroying a kingdom.

Wyrd Sisters (Discworld) is another Pratchett title that has dropped to $3.99. It isn't fairy tale themed--although all of these are fantasy--but draws from several Shakespeare plays which I thought would entertain many here.

Book description:

Terry Pratchett’s fantasy classic Wyrd Sisters, a novel in the Discworld series, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have.

Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

Granny Weatherwax teams with two other witches — Nanny Ogg and Margat Garlick - as an unlikely alliance to save a prince and restore him to the throne of Lancre, in a tale that borrows — or is it parodies — some of William Shakespeare's best-loved works.

While other Pratchett titles have dropped occasionally this is the first time these two titles have dropped this low--I've been watching them for years!

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