Title: The Last Hero
Author: Terry Pratchett
Page Count/Review Word Count: 162
The Last Hero is marketed as ‘a Discworld fable‘, and it’s unique in that it’s illustrated throughout by Paul Kidby, a talented artist who’s known for his depictions of the Disc and its inhabitants. Because of this, it’s a must-have for any serious Discworld fan, and a great little addition to Pratchett’s portfolio.
In a nutshell, the story line follows Cohen the Barbarian as he embarks on one last adventure. He plans to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld to meet the gods, so he can find out why they let men grow old and die. Fortunately, the relatively short length of the book means that this has to be a short review, and so I can’t go into any more detail, but rest assured that you’re in for a treat if you decide to buy this. Which you should.