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Publisher's Summary

A bright new dawn is just around the corner for thousands of tiny nomes when they move into the ruined buildings of an abandoned quarry. Or is it?

Soon strange things begin to happen. Like the tops of puddles growing hard and cold, and the water coming down from the sky in frozen bits. Then humans appear, and they really mess everything up. The quarry is to be re-opened, and the nomes must fight to defend their new home. But how long will they be able to keep the humans at bay, even with the help of the monster Jekub?

This is the second book in the Bromeliad Trilogy.

Nome tomes: listen to more in Terry Pratchett's Bromeliad series.
©1990 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"For those who...enjoyed Truckers, this will be a welcome continuation of those adventures." ( School Library Journal)

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Laugh-out-loud exellent!

I love a Terry Pratchett story that makes me laugh. He has a way of turning a phrase that is delightful. Pratchett's gnomes observations of humans made me laugh at some of our idiosyncrasies as humans.

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So good

Amazing, can not wait to get stuck into the next one. Well read as well

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great performance, but the story seemed like more of a short story connector than any real kinda tale

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great even out of order

I accidentally listened to wings -book 3 first, but that didn't spoil things much. It's a great story, I wish there was a book 4!

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Ok, but not brilliant

This series is nice, but it is not compelling. While I normally admire Stephen Briggs' performances in the other Discworld books, in this series, he does not vary his voice and so I keep hearing the voice of Granny Weatherwax from the lips of a different character.

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  • 05-10-21

don't care if its for kids!

love these stories, I don't care if they're for kids, it's a great little series, really entertaining

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  • LindaB@23
  • 04-11-21

Have been a fan for decades

I have read and listened to Terry Pratchett books for move that I can remember. I am now introducing my grandsons to them.

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  • Richard
  • 03-21-21

Amazing book! I really recommend!

love it! very well written and read! I would really recommend to anyone who likes adventure books!

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  • GMBris
  • 07-05-20

Enchanting read

Loved this book, so well read and the story will appeal to all ages. Brilliant ***

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  • SjC
  • 10-08-19

A solid sequal, heartily recommended.

I read parts one and three when I was a child but never got around to reading part two. although it's probably the weakest part of the trilogy it's still a wonderful read. Complete with all the great characters humor and big themes beautifully handled.
Heartily recommended but read all three for best results.

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  • LA S.
  • 05-26-19

brilliant sweet story

funny, touching and sweet. love the series and am looking forward to the next one!

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  • phil mccavish
  • 07-23-18

Very enjoyable

It is a really good written book and was read really well overall an amazing Audible book worth getting 👍