Terry Pratchett is in fine fantasy fettle in this, the Second Book of the Nomes, as he takes us on another tour of the world according to the nomes who were rescued from death and destruction on the back of a lorry in Truckers
, but now have to begin the real battle for survival Outside. As Winter rages in the quarry where the nomes have made their new home, the tribes start to bicker amongst themselves. But the everyday squabbling of the nomes is nothing compared to the Great Battle they will have to fight to save the quarry, and it is the intrepid Masklin who once again steps in to save the nomes from destruction by Humans.
An absolute treat, Diggers is as fiery and fantastical as Truckers yet moves on apace as the absurd and the ridiculous join forces to present a totally hilarious and quite wonderful adventure story.--Susan Harrison
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“Fascinating and funny.” (The Horn Book)
“Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful.” (Locus)
“A delicious, rewarding, wry and antic fable.”Harlan Ellison“A rollicking good story.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Terry Pratchett has created a wild adventure, a fable, a fantasy, an elegant satire.” Lloyd Alexander (Lloyd Alexander)
“Pratchett gives his cast plenty of personality and fuels the plot with nonstop comedy.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A wry tongue-in-cheek fantasy…which unhesitatingly lampoons the ingrained habits and complacent attitudes found in any society.” (ALA Booklist)