Interesting times: a novel of Discworld

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Rincewind the Wizzard [sic] never wanted an interesting life. Boredom suits him just fine!But when a carrier albatross arrives from the Counterweight Continent with an Urgent Request for a "Great Wizard," Rincewind is called upon to "volunteer."And so Rincewind finds himself transported to the endangered Empire of Hong, Sung, Fang, Tang, and McSweeney, where a new Emperor - and a Great Wizard! - are about to be chosen. In the Empire, swords are outlawed and only outlaws have swords. Luckily, one of the outlaws is Rincewind's oldest (literally) friend, Cohen the Barbarian, the 95-year-old master of the oath-uttering and heroic butchery. Rincewind and Ghenghiz (Cohen's first name) have other allies as well: an ant farm-powered computer named Hex; a fractal weather-making butterfly with mandelbrot wings; the dreaded Four Horsemen of the Common Cold (Sniffles, Chesty, Nostril, and Lack of Tissues); and a ferocious, if slow-moving army of six old men, the Silver Horde.Their mission is to either defend or destroy the Forbidden City of Hunghung. The instructions are not entirely clear...
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display_descriptionTransported against his will to the Counterweight Continent, where a new emperor is about to be chosen, Rincewind the Wizard is reunited with old friends in his mission to destroy the Forbidden City of Hunghung. "May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citien of Discworld-- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of teh Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wolesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillagining, and er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible. -- Back cover.
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