Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. First edition. Second impression (1992). Medium format hardback in near fine condition. There is a small stain to one page. Rest of pages clear, binding firm. Dust jacket has been price clipped. It has minor edge wear, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Description of Small Gods
Small Gods is the thirteenth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, published in 1992. It tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha. In the process, it satirises religious institutions, people, and practices, and the role of religion in political life.
More about the book
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’
On the Discworld, 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 for the Great God Om to find himself in the body of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.
In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. 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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