Imagine a million clever rats. Rats that dont run. Rats that fight
Maurice, a scruffy tomcat with an eye for the main chance, has the perfect fiddle going. He has a stupid-looking kid for a piper, and he has his very own plague of rats rats who are strangely educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as lunch. And everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers and is giving him lots of money
Until they try the trick in the far-flung town of Bad Blintz, and the nice little con suddenly goes down the drain.
Someone there is playing a different tune. A dark, shadowy tune. Something very, very bad is waiting in the cellars. The rats must learn a new word.
Its not a game any more.
Its definitely a rat-eat-rat world down there. In fact, that might only be the start
Bestselling novelist Terry Pratchett leads readers from tale to tail in a darkly imaginative and fiendishly entertaining story, the first for younger readers set in the Discworld universe, the setting of his phenomenally successful fantasy novels.