The Last Hero

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The Last Hero
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (abridged);
Stephen Briggs (unabridged)
Colin Morgan (new)
IllustratorPaul Kidby
Cover artistPaul Kidby
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
SeriesDiscworld
Release number
27
Sub-seriesRincewind
GenreFantasy
PublisherDoubleday
Publication date
2001-10-16
Preceded byThief of Time 
Followed byThe Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents 

Blurb

He's been a legend in his own lifetime.

He can remember the great days of high adventure.

He can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation.

He can remember when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons.

But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth...

He's really not happy about that bit.

So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends – and they're very old friends – Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. It's been a good life. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die.

It's time, in fact, to give something back.

The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

Someone is going to try. So who knows who the last hero really is?[1]

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2019-06-23 Radio Morpork "Saga Megadrive" radiomorpork.wordpress.com
2020-12-15 The Death of Podcasts "The Last Hero" aalgar.com
2021-05-28 Wyrd Sisters "The Last Hero" wyrdsisters.podbean.com
2022-03-29 The Compleat Discography "The Last Hero" compleatdiscography.page
2022-05-08 Pratchat "Mr Doodle, the Man on the Moon" pratchatpodcast.com

Other appearances

To be added.

External links

Footnotes

  1. This last line is omitted in the second edition.