Dragons at Crumbling Castle
Terry Pratchett

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Narrated By: Julian Rhind-Tutt

Duration: 4 hours and 9 minutes

What to expect

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!

Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.

But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .

Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!

‘So funny I dropped my spoon laughing!’ – King Arthur


Children's / Teenage: Anthologies, Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children's / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Short stories

Listen to a sample

Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read.

The Sun

Full of [Pratchett's] burgeoning wit and wordplay . . . A delightful romp.

Sunday Times

A splendid collection . . . rumbustious, irreverent and hilarious.


A good choice for the chapter-book set, this is highly recommended for reading aloud to younger children as well . . . Pratchett’s vast, all-ages fan base will be intrigued by these early offerings, while their accessibility and skillful storytelling will pull in young newcomers to the masterful author's work.


Charming and funny . . . Accompanied by Beech’s wiry Quentin Blake–like illustrations, as well as numerous typographical flourishes, this volume will please both its intended audience and older Pratchett completists.