From the pen of Sir Terry Pratchett, beloved and bestselling author of the Discworld fantasy series comes a comic and insightful trilogy about a race of four-inch-high heroes trying to make sense of a human-size world.
In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember—or even believe in—life beyond the Store walls.
Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.
Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG.
Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett’s engaging trilogy traces the nomes’ flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.
Praise for the Bromeliad trilogy: “Witty, funny, wise, and altogether delightful.”—Locus Magazine
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Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed author of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of more than fifty bestselling books which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for his young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest services to literature was to avoid writing any. He lived in England and died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
“Fascinating and funny.” — The Horn Book
“Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful.” — Locus
“A delicious, rewarding, wry and antic fable.” —Harlan Ellison “A rollicking good story.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Terry Pratchett has created a wild adventure, a fable, a fantasy, an elegant satire.” – Lloyd Alexander — Lloyd Alexander
“Pratchett gives his cast plenty of personality and fuels the plot with nonstop comedy.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A wry tongue-in-cheek fantasy…which unhesitatingly lampoons the ingrained habits and complacent attitudes found in any society.” — ALA Booklist