Dom Sabalos, the young heir to the Sabalos dynasty has a strangely uncertain future.
Probability math, the infallible science of foretelling the future, has predicted his assassination in twenty-four hours. But, by an extraordinary paradox, it has also predicted that he will go on to discover the fabulous, almost mythical world of the Jokers – the gods of the universe.
When, by a million to one chance, Dom survives the assassination attempt, he takes his destiny in his hands and sets out in search of the Jokers.
But there are strange powers at play. Who, for example, is responsible for the robot assassin with built-in luck that has been put on his tail? Who, or what, is protecting him every time it strikes? And where is this mysterious world which, according to legend, lies on the dark side of the sun?
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (1948–2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days.
Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s, and has sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He is currently the second most-read ... (more)