Although perhaps most known for his Discworld series beloved by adults, Terry Pratchett is no stranger to the literary tastes of the younger demographic. Debuting on September 25th of this year is Dodger, a story about a seventeen-year old street urchin who makes a life-changing decision that pulls him from under the shadows of poverty into the (rather hazardous) limelight of the wealthy.
Saving a girl from what looked like a desperate escape attempt, Dodger's life in Victorian London quickly becomes every bit the unexpected enterprise. Dodger is yet another prime example of Pratchett's ability to weave a story rife with his signature motifs of fantasy, adventure, and a healthy amount of wit.
What makes Doger particularly intriguing is the incorporation of endeared figures in both English literature and history. From Sweeney Todd to Charles Dickens to Benjamin Disraeli, the marriage of Pratchett's genius with those of many other masterminds creates a spectacularly robust plot that is fitting for both veterans and newcomers of Pratchett's illustrious idiosyncrasies.
Having sold more than 75 million books worldwide and knighted for his contributions to literature, Sir Terry Pratchett's works are what great (personal) libraries are made of! Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dodger available in hardback and e-book format.