All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of the place have ensured that it has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc - which could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless, of course, one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety.
"May well be considered his masterpiece...Humour such as his is an endangered species." (The Times)
This is a lovely Pratchett book. As an early book he hasn't quite got into his stride as the later books but it is still hilarious. Tony Robinson makes it as the narrator. A must for anyone who is a fan of the author, narrator or even games! If you are starting on Pratchett I wouldn't recommend this as your starting one, maybe go for Mort or Interesting Times; which are easier to get going with.