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This book was written by [[Twoflower]] after his return from [[Ankh-Morpork]] to the [[Agatean Empire]]. It is the narrative of the adventures that befell him during his holidays in Ankh-Morpork and other parts of the [[Discworld]] (actually the adventures from the books ''[[book:The Colour of Magic|The Colour of Magic]]'' and ''[[book:The Light Fantastic|The Light Fantastic]]'').
This book was written by [[Twoflower]] after his return from [[Ankh-Morpork]] to the [[Agatean Empire]]. It is the narrative of the adventures that befell him during his holidays in Ankh-Morpork and other parts of the [[Discworld]] (actually the adventures from the books ''[[book:The Colour of Magic|The Colour of Magic]]'' and ''[[book:The Light Fantastic|The Light Fantastic]]'').


Twoflower, the first tourist of the rather strict Agatean Empire, could not have imagined the effect his book would have on the population. With his usual naivety and innocence, he narrated his adventures in the most colourful details. The book would have become an instant bestseller, had it not been for the traditional rulers of the Empire, who wanted their people subdued and oppressed and not to have fresh ideas about going abroad. As a result, Twoflower got imprisoned as enemy of the state, and his book was banned as dangerous material.
Twoflower, the first tourist of the rather strict Agatean Empire, could not have imagined the effect his book would have on the population. With his usual naivety and innocence, he narrated his adventures in the most colourful details. The book would have become an instant bestseller, had it not been for the traditional rulers of the Empire, who wanted their people subdued and oppressed and not to have fresh ideas about going abroad. As a result, Twoflower got imprisoned as enemy of the state, and his book was banned as dangerous material, as indeed it was: Twoflower wrote extensively of all the marvels he saw during his travels, which inspired other Agateans to clamour for freedom to travel. Many emigrants, who suspected where mere ''clamouring'' would get them, dispensed with this step and went anyway. The Agatean fast-food industry in [[Ankh-Morpork]] was set up by such illegal emigrants, enriching the local culture in many ways, providing food as well as ongoing speculation as to the fate of Mr [[Hong]]. One family took it a step further, arriving in the [[Sto Plains]] in joyous hope of setting up a [[grimchi]]-manufacturing industry. This, indirectly, proved [[Rincewind]]'s contention that Twoflower was a walking chaos-magnet who attracted trouble everywhere his influence touched.  


And the book was dangerous in a way: In fact, underground organisations of rebels still made illegal copies of the text and thus promoted their revolutionary ideas. With the help of [[Rincewind]], [[Cohen the Barbarian]] and his [[Silver Horde]], they finally brought about the downfall of the old imperial ways in the book ''[[Book:Interesting Times|Interesting Times]]''. The Agatean Empire had to open up their doors and give their people more freedom.
And the book was dangerous in a way. In fact, underground organisations of rebels still made illegal copies of the text and thus promoted their revolutionary ideas. With the help of [[Rincewind]], [[Cohen the Barbarian]] and his [[Silver Horde]], they finally brought about the downfall of the old imperial ways in the book ''[[Book:Interesting Times|Interesting Times]]''. The Agatean Empire had to open up their doors and give their people more freedom.


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Latest revision as of 06:24, 6 August 2017

This book was written by Twoflower after his return from Ankh-Morpork to the Agatean Empire. It is the narrative of the adventures that befell him during his holidays in Ankh-Morpork and other parts of the Discworld (actually the adventures from the books The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic).

Twoflower, the first tourist of the rather strict Agatean Empire, could not have imagined the effect his book would have on the population. With his usual naivety and innocence, he narrated his adventures in the most colourful details. The book would have become an instant bestseller, had it not been for the traditional rulers of the Empire, who wanted their people subdued and oppressed and not to have fresh ideas about going abroad. As a result, Twoflower got imprisoned as enemy of the state, and his book was banned as dangerous material, as indeed it was: Twoflower wrote extensively of all the marvels he saw during his travels, which inspired other Agateans to clamour for freedom to travel. Many emigrants, who suspected where mere clamouring would get them, dispensed with this step and went anyway. The Agatean fast-food industry in Ankh-Morpork was set up by such illegal emigrants, enriching the local culture in many ways, providing food as well as ongoing speculation as to the fate of Mr Hong. One family took it a step further, arriving in the Sto Plains in joyous hope of setting up a grimchi-manufacturing industry. This, indirectly, proved Rincewind's contention that Twoflower was a walking chaos-magnet who attracted trouble everywhere his influence touched.

And the book was dangerous in a way. In fact, underground organisations of rebels still made illegal copies of the text and thus promoted their revolutionary ideas. With the help of Rincewind, Cohen the Barbarian and his Silver Horde, they finally brought about the downfall of the old imperial ways in the book Interesting Times. The Agatean Empire had to open up their doors and give their people more freedom.