Yes, another Discworld book. But this one's slightly different from the usual novels. It has about half as many pages as the shortest of the Discworld novels, and it has pictures. I hesitate to lump it in with the smaller series of Discworld Big Comics though, as that's just not the style of this book. It's subtitled "A Discworld Fable" and that probably sums up the book's style best - remember those books you used to read as a kid, which had numerous cool pictures in between chunks of text? I had a little book of fairytales like that. Well anyway, that's the style of the book, but don't be fooled into thinking it's a childish style.
Anyway, now for the contents of the book: the story is a typical "Pratchett's twist" (Prist? Pwist?) on a traditional, well-known story. I say well-known, I actually mean that nearly everyone will have heard of the original, some of you may know a bit about it, and a few of you might actually know the story from start to finish.
The story begins, more or less, with Cohen and his horde heading to the home of the Disc's many Gods. You may know that Cohen had, not too lnog ago, become emperor of the Agatean Empire. Well, he and his fellow barbarians soon tired of their immense wealth and power, and finally came up with something to do - they're going to take fire back to the Gods.
The story follows not only our barbarian heroes, but also a group of Ankh-Morpork's finest, who are intent on stopping the barbarian horde achieving their aim. Why? because it would be the end of the of the Disc if they achieve it. The pictures are very nice, those that are coloured have been done so very well, and there are some double-page pictures too.
The story has the usual humour and the ending is a little unexpected. All in all a worthy addition to the Discworld series, and you should take a look even if you're not a fan.