• "Brings Terry Pratchett's invention to a satisfying and consistent climax .... Here is a real effort of creativity, and a criticism of society no less forceful for being clothed in the garb of comedy. Children, thank goodness, will read it for the fun and the gallery of memorable eccentrics. They will not on that account escape the satire and the philosophy. Great stuff"

    The Junior Bookshelf
  • "The triumphant conclusion of his "nome" trilogy"

    The Independent
  • "As funny as its predecessors"

    The Bookseller
  • "As always (Pratchett) is head and shoulders above even the best of the rest. He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style...Splendid"

    Daily Telegraph