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Small Gods: (Discworld Novel 13)


Brutha is a simple lad. He can’t read or write, but he’s pretty good at growing melons. He would like to overthrow a huge and corrupt church, but what he really wants is for his god to choose someone else to do it.

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‘Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration’ The Times

The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

‘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. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one’s presence felt.

So it’s certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please . . .

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone novel.

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Weight 0.273 lbs
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.4 in












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