Pyramids (novel)

1989 novel by Terry Pratchett

Pyramids is a fantasy book by Terry Pratchett. It was published in 1989 and it is the seventh book in the Discworld series. It won a British Science Fiction award in 1989.[1]


The main character in the story is a young man called Pteppic who is the crown prince of Djelibeybi, a small country similar to Ancient Egypt. Pteppic returns to rule the country after training as an assassin.[2]


The Guardian said the books "juggle thoughtful ideas with a compelling structure."[3] The Metro said that it "taught us everything we need to know about religion."[3]


  1. "1989 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End.
  2. "SF REVIEWS.NET: Pyramids / Terry Pratchett".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Neill, Graeme (14 March 2015). "Revisiting Terry Pratchett's Discworld taught me why I love reading" – via