Book:Thief of Time

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Thief of Time
Cover art by Josh Kirby
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 1 May 2001
ISBN 0385601883
Pages 320
Main characters Susan Sto Helit, Lu-Tze, Jeremy Clockson, Lobsang Ludd
Series Death Series
Annotations View
All data relates to the first UK edition.


Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed.

And on Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater -- how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time, for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems.

Thief of Time comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous).


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First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby
Book Proof
Paperback 2004
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
Cover by Chip Kidd
US Cover
Paperback 2012
Collectors Library
Paperback 2022

External Links

Thief of Time Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File

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