How do you read the books properly?

Fantasy lovers can hardly avoid the Discworld. With us you will learn how to read Terry Pratchett’s books in the correct order.

Terry Pratchett – Off to the mail

Even today it is impossible to imagine a bookstore’s fantasy department without Terry Pratchett. The Discworld books are so groundbreaking and well known the world-famous fantasy author, who died in 2015 at the age of 66 from a special form of Alzheimer’s disease. His legend lives on through his books. Pratchett’s stories are not only humorous, they are complex and almost silly at the same time. But it was precisely this mix that served as an inspiration for many authors to add a certain humor to fantastic elements. We’ll show you the correct order in which to read the books.

Sometimes scenes from books are deliberately not integrated into the corresponding film adaptations. This was also the case with “Game of Thrones”:

Terry Pratchett Order: Experiencing the Discworld Chronologically

The Discworld itself is extremely complex. Basically, it’s about a world that is carried by four elephants, which in turn are standing on a huge turtle, which “swims” calmly through space. Sounds crazy, but forms the basis of Terry Pratchett’s stories. With all the books – they are full 40 – and the varied story, it is advisable to read them in the correct order. If you’d rather have the stories told to you than read them yourself, you can do so using the links to the audiobooks in the Audible trial month for free.

  1. The Colors of Magic (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  2. The Light of Fantasy
  3. The Legacy of the Wizard (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  4. Grim Reaper (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  5. The Magic Hat (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  6. MacBest (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  7. Pyramids (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  8. guards! guards! (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  9. The Colors of Magic – Eric (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  10. In the Picture (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  11. Alles Sense (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  12. Totally bewitched (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  13. Simply divine (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  14. Lords and Ladies (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  15. Bright Bards (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  16. Rolling Stones (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  17. Really magical (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  18. Mummery (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  19. Hollow Heads (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  20. Schweinsgallop (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  21. Flying Shreds (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  22. Hot Hops (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  23. Calm down! (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  24. The Fifth Elephant (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  25. The Full Truth (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  26. The Time Thief (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  27. True Heroes (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  28. Maurice the Cat (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  29. The Night Watchmen (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  30. Little Free Men (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  31. Women’s regiment (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  32. A Hat Full of Stars (free audiobook with Audible trial month)
  33. Ab die Post (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  34. clunk! (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  35. The Wintersmith (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  36. Schöne Schein (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  37. The Invisible Scholars Club
  38. The Midnight Dress (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  39. Stiffe Pinch (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  40. Great steam ahead (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)

That’s the entire list! But that’s not the end of it, because there is additional literaturealso set in the Discworld. This includes the fairy tale “The Shepherd’s Crown”, but also several non-fiction books that were written from the point of view of the scientists of the Discworld. There are four volumes:

  1. Discworld Scholars
  2. The philosophers of Roundworld
  3. Darwin and the Gods of Discworld
  4. The Last Judgement
  5. The Science of Discworld – Complete Edition

When it comes to book adaptations, there are often differences between the original book and the film adaptation. Same with Harry Potter:

Terry Pratchett: Other books and films

Away from the Discworld, however, Terry Pratchett still has more books written. These include the collection of short stories “Santa’s Fake Beard: Stories”. In July 2022, “The Scattered Time Traveler” was published, a collection of 17 previously unpublished stories. Terry Pratchett has also written books with other well-known authors, including the novel A Good Omen with Neil Gaiman, as well as a collaborative project with science fiction author Stephen Baxter. The “Long Earth” series consists of five books:

  1. Die Lange Erde (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  2. The Long War (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  3. The Long Mars (as an audio book free with the Audible trial month)
  4. The Long Utopia (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)
  5. The Long Cosmos (as an audio book free in the Audible trial month)

In terms of film and series adaptations, there is also something for you. We have already compiled Terry Pratchett’s previous Discworld films in the correct order for you (as of 2022). In addition, the British broadcaster BBC has released the series “The Watch” and “Maurice the Cat” is expected to start in 2023 in the form of an animated film.

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