by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552134619 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Earthdance of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 7/7/2003
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15 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, July 7, 2003
I told you all camels are smart...

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It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention a headstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm

Journal Entry 2 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Here is the final list...i will be trying to contact LAbklvr today...

2. LAbklvr
3. PhantomReader
4. Katayoun
5. Tho
6. Starrystarry
7. Herrundmeyer
8. PinkElf
9. Tuz
10. tabby90
11. JamesMum
12. BunRab
13. Caligula03
14. elhamisabel (Germany)

15. WittySquirrel (Malaysia-prefers to be last)

Journal Entry 3 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Thursday, November 20, 2003
I recieved this book in the mail a few days ago, and I only saw the BCID last night when I started to read it. I'll journal again when I'm done and send it on if this is still a bookray.

Journal Entry 4 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, November 20, 2003
uh oh...maybe you could write the BCID somewhere more prominent then? I cant remember where i put it, like...but since its a controlled release its probably not too visible---I guess I just figure that fellow bookcrossers will have more patience when it comes to looking for the BCID.

As far as I know, this bookray is still valid. I hope you enjoy. Its not my favourite favourite Pratchett, but I expect alot from him, really.

Journal Entry 5 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Sunday, November 30, 2003
This wasn't one of Prachett's best, but I enjoyed reading it anyway. I think I like the discworld books that has continuing characters better than this one, which seems to be a stand alone novel. The end was also a little incomplete for me...
I'll be sending this on to phantomreader42 as soon as I contact him/her.
I will warn that my cat decided to be mad at me last week, and has the very horrible habbit of clawing up paperbacks on occasion. The book is a little worse for being at my house, but still perfectly readable. Sorry for the damage! I really try to take good care of BC books. It is still intact, just a little chewed aroung the edges, so I'll be sending it out to on the bookray where it will hopefully not run into anymore bored cats.

Journal Entry 6 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, December 1, 2003
I agree that this isnt the best discworld...although as i recall the zombie kings/queens are fairly amusing...
Dont worry about the cat-chew might of been partly related to my bird pecking away at the book just before i sent it all we need is some dog slobber ;-)

Journal Entry 7 by phantomreader42 on Saturday, December 6, 2003
Got this in the mail today. It does look a bit beat up, but still readable. I'll start it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 8 by phantomreader42 on Sunday, December 21, 2003
A fun book, like all the Discworld series. Terry Pratchett has an interesting way of looking at things. This book includes the only turtle to feature on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, what our ancestors would be thinking if they were alive today (Why is it so dark in here?), the YMRCIGBSA (Young Men's Reformed-Cultists-of-the-Ichor-God-Bel-Shamharoth Assosiation), and the greatest mathemetician on the Dicsworld chewing his cud. Also explains why pyramids are used as tombs, and what happens when they get too big. And then there's the Assassins Guild, where they kill for the only truly pure reason. Not for faith or revenge, but for money. And, because they know the value of life, for a lot of money.
Look into the face of a man who will kill you for a belief and your nostrils will snuff up the scent of abomination.

The book was mauled by a cat, but it's still readable. I've heard it said that In ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgottern this. I may consider Earthdance's suggestion of adding some dog slobber to balance things out. But probably not. ;)
I'll send this on to katayoun as soon as I can get to the post office.

Books by Terry Pratchett:
Rincewind the Wizzard
Interesting Times
The Truth
Good Omens (with Neil Gaiman)
The Wizards of Odd edited by Peter Haining
Knights Of Madness edited by Peter Haining

Journal Entry 9 by katayoun from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Saturday, January 24, 2004
got here on weekend (that is thursday, i got you there! :)) and had me laughing from the moment i opened the parcel, i think the cat marks have added charm to the book :) thank phantomreader42 and also earthdance. will journal again when i'm finished.

Journal Entry 10 by katayoun from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
on it's way to tho. yup camels are smart and pratchett is funny. ofcourse i must admit that i'm a fan of vimes and then whole night watch, but after that i'd like to see the camels. without the camels this discworld book would have been so, so. but when "you bastard" made an appearance, the rating went up! thanks earthdance, anyone who begins a prathchett ray/ring is just great!

Journal Entry 11 by tho on Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Received yesterday on the mail. I haven't read a Discworld novel in quite some time, so I'm looking forward to this one. Have a few other rings/rays ahead of this one, but I hope not to take too long ... Thanks katayoun for the lovely photo :-)

Journal Entry 12 by tho on Monday, May 10, 2004
Well, something about this book must be VERY attractive to cats, 'cause while I was reading it my kitten Sushi wouldn't leave me alone ;-) This was a funny book, made me want to read more Discworld novels soon. Definitely not Pratchett's best (my favourite is still "Wyrd sisters"), but I very much enjoyed the first parts when Teppic is learning the trade of an assassin. Like LABklvr, I also felt the end was a bit incomplete, but maybe there's more about these characters in other novels ??

The book will be mailed to starry-starry today, since I couldn't get in touch with Leanne345 during the last couple of weeks.

Journal Entry 13 by Starry-Starry from Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, May 15, 2004
Arrived in Wales safe and sound. I will attempt to keep it away from my two kittens as they are usually very attracted to bookcrossing books and love to chew paper. Will read as soon as I can. Thanks.

Journal Entry 14 by Starry-Starry from Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 25, 2004
I've only read about a third of the Discworld series and I thought this one was one of the best so far (my favourites still being the ones starring the witches). It could be because I love all things, however remotely, associated with ancient Egypt. Although this one didn't make me laugh out loud, it was full of Pratchett's usual great characters and clever ideas - his mind is just so odd. My favourite bit was the the parting of the river and the crocodiles heading for handbagdom!

Talking of cats, I had to stop in the middle of this review and go and rescue my phone bill from one of my kittens, I just can't leave anything lying around, having them has done wonders for my housekeeping!

Thanks Earthdance for including me in the ring and I will send the book onto Herrundmeyer as soon as I have an address.

5th June
Sent today, hope you enjoy it Herrundmeyer.

Journal Entry 15 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Got this in the mail the other day. Will read and send on ASAP.

Journal Entry 16 by Herrundmeyer at on Friday, June 11, 2004
Released on Friday, June 11, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Postal release to PinkElf in Romania

Journal Entry 17 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, June 11, 2004
A fairly amusing read - not Pratchett's best one, but still fun to read.
I really liked the thing about the Assassins' Guild and the test Teppic has to take (by the way, "Teppich" is German for "carpet").

I also had a good laugh, when You Bastard is named as the world's best mathematician.

Journal Entry 18 by PinkElf on Sunday, June 20, 2004
Got it this week. I'll read it as soon as posible. Thanks :)

Journal Entry 19 by PinkElf on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
It's my first book by this author and I really liked it. I'm fascinated by Egypt and pyramids, that's why I wanted to read this book in the first place. It was a little boring at the begining, but became really interesting after Teppic had to be the king. My favorite was the camel who worked so hard every time to discover great things about the world around them. I liked the way Pratchett explained the pyramids and how he sees life in Egypt. An interesting new idea for me. I want to read more from this series. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I'll send it to the next person as soon as I'll have an address.

Journal Entry 20 by Tuz from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil on Friday, August 27, 2004
The book reached Brazil safe and sound. Thanks! :)

September 2, 2004

I loved this book! I especially liked the dialogue of Teppic with the Sphinx :)

The book goes next to tabby90.

September 16, 2004

I sent it to tabby90 2 days ago. Have a nice reading! :)

Journal Entry 21 by tabby90 from High Point, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Got in the mail thanks! I'll be starting it soon.

Journal Entry 22 by tabby90 from High Point, North Carolina USA on Thursday, October 14, 2004
This is only my second Pratchett book and I definitely want to read more. It was fun, it flowed quickly, and it used wit in a way that not a lot of authors do anymore. Thanks for sharing!

Off to jamesmum next.

Journal Entry 23 by tabby90 from High Point, North Carolina USA on Friday, October 22, 2004
My apologies for the delay, time has gotten away from me. :)
But I have jamesmum address and I'll be sending the book today.

Journal Entry 24 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Wondering which DiscWorld novel you should read first? Wondering which one comes next? Go to for an excellent assortment of reading order guides for the DiscWorld novels.

Oops! Forgot to journal this when it arrived last week. Will soon read and pass on....

11/05/04: Cool! My husband has been pestering me to read Discworld novels for ages, but I tried one once and just couldn't get into it. This one was different, though, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. His footnotes within footnotes made me laugh out loud! Now I'm off to find more Discworld novels to read....

Sending a PM to BunRub to get an address.

Journal Entry 25 by BunRab from Owings Mills, Maryland USA on Monday, November 15, 2004
received in mail - will start reading later this week!!

Journal Entry 26 by BunRab at Post Office in By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Released on Friday, December 31, 2004 at about 10:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Post Office in By Post, By Post Controlled Releases.


mailed to the next person on the list - at her request I waited until the end of December, so it wouldn't get to her before she returned home from holiday travels.

Journal Entry 27 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Thursday, January 6, 2005
The book has arrived safe and sound. Mr.Caligula and I will both be reading it. He's a quick reader.

Journal Entry 28 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Saturday, February 12, 2005
An enjoyable parody of the ancient Egyptian culture. Once I was able to sit down and spend some time with the book I read it in only a couple of hours. If one likes Egyptology, one will enjoy this book even if one hasn't read any other Ring World books.

Journal Entry 29 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Thursday, March 24, 2005
I've had no luck contacting snowmyst so I've PMed Sorgin. Sorry about the delay!

Journal Entry 30 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Monday, April 11, 2005
No response from Sorgin, so I've PMed elhamisabel.

Journal Entry 31 by caligula03 at on Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Released 18 yrs ago (4/30/2005 UTC) at



Mailing to elhamisabel.

Journal Entry 32 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Thursday, June 23, 2005
The postman handed me the book just now.
I was wondering when it would arrive. Thanks very much, Earthdance and Caligula03!
Seems it's going to be the "Terry Pratchett weeks" for me: finished "Men at Arms" a few days ago, I am currently reading "Colour of Magic", now I'm going to start this one and together with this the postman handed me "Thief of Time"
Yeah! :-))

By the way: this book really looks as if it had had many readers. :-)

Journal Entry 33 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, June 23, 2005
I hope it'll make it to the last people on the list before collapsing!

i have been reassured, thanks elhamisabel!

And thankyou to the mysterious person who did a quick repair job somewhere along the line!

Journal Entry 34 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Friday, July 1, 2005
After reading the comments of other BCers I thought I'd probably not like it tht much. Iwas wrong! I relly liked Teppic and his country!

I've already pmed crimson-tide for the address.

Thanks, this was a lot of fun!

Journal Entry 35 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I send the book on to WittySquirrel yesterday.

Have fun!

Journal Entry 36 by WittySquirrel on Thursday, July 21, 2005
This book appeared automagically in my postbox a few days ago!

(No, I'm just kidding there, thanks Elhamisabel for posting it! :D)

Anyways, I've just read the first few pages of this book, looking forward to finishing it... :)

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