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Now she was standing tall and haughty, supported by a scaffolding of pride. Okay, Pratchett does is stuff with the Magpyrs, but as I have also suggested, I didn’t really find this book all that thrilling.

Another good book by Terry Practchett It has the usual good humour and continues the witches series. It’s a pleasure each time. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.

Verence has invited many people from the Discworld to come As an aside, Neil Gaiman is brilliant about this in his famous defence of George RR Martin and the relationship between fans and authors.

I am writing this on 18 March In fact they simply move in with Magrat and her husband not realising that anything is carp wrong namely because they have been mind controlled. In other hands, Nanny Ogg would have just been comic relief.

If you only ever read one Discworld book in your life although why you would limit yourself like that I do not know this needs to be it, along with most if not all of the others! Well, everyone except for Agnes Nitt’s.

The Magpyrs hate him and his “more gothic than thou” attitude, as Igor tries to keep the old ways alive. It seems a close call for a while there, but in the end, Headology and the power of a cup of tea will triumph.

I recommend it almost without reservation, juguulum reservation being that it might not be great for you if you are offended by humor at the expense of fat people, short people, old people, stupid people, modernists, traditionalists, goths, lispers, lackeys, kings, queens, Picts, peasants, or priests. They can even stay up until noon! Only the youngest witch, Agnes, and the Omnian priest, Mightily Oats, seem able pratvhett resist the vampiric mind control, due to their dual personalities.


They’re out of the casket and want a bite of the future. The further problem is that Granny Weatherwax has disappeared, so Agnas, and Nanny Ogg, are left, with the help of Magrat, to solve this problem. Mar 17, Riannon rated it really liked it. Here is where the difficulty at the centre of the novel is for me. This is bad, or at least for the vampires, but good mainly because it gives Nanny Ogg a lot of page time, and I absolutely adore Nanny Ogg.

Granny appears destined to become a vampire, but jugu,um she recovers in the care of Oats. Mind you, it is not as if I am any different from your typical westerner, namely because I would get upset if somebody rocked up at my door unannounced, came inside, and didn’t leave until they wanted to — we Westerners are very private individuals except when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, the we tell the entire world what colour socks we put on in the morning.

I couldn’t put the book down near the end, wanting to see how things were or were not resolved. Browse more novels of Discworld.

The one area where it absolutely excelled, however, was its insight in religion and, to a lesser extent, human nature. Views Read Edit View terfy. He thought he’d come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Jun 20, K. But, what did I say this one was about? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On the other hand, Agnes is a fun character and she featured prominently along with Nanny, so I was happy about that.

I’m on a re-reading kick juyulum the moment.

The incomparable Terry Pratchett died on the 12th. These vampires are powerful, fast, control the weather, can read minds, and change form. That attachment to a series, an author, or group of characters means you and I include myself in this can be that bit more demanding.


Good read as I do love most of the Witches books. Needs to have Tony Robinson narrating otherwise it’s just the same as reading to book.

Steal their left sock? People who bought this also bought She knows she can’t beat them in any conventional sense. Okay, while I do find vampire stories rather boring, and cliched, this is Pratchett, and he always seems to be able to add some new twists to the tired old stories that many of us shy away from.

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Rather than taking more time and reducing the still mind-boggling publication rate of two books a year, he ploughs on through, with anything interesting returned to at a later date. So I started to doubt myself: Her resolve and her bravery in facing what might well be, in fact is likely to be, her death are, I imagine, much like how Sir Terry faced his ’embuggerance’. The three vampires then turn into a flock of magpies and disappear into the darkness of the roof of the castle, while the witches return to Lancre.

By continuing to pratcheett this website, you agree to their carpd. Sir Terry, I hope Death took you for apprentice.

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23; Witches #6) by Terry Pratchett

Dodger is a tosher — a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. I have spent a considerable amount of time in the Discworld Universe tery the years. There is also a sappy evangelical Omnian by the name of Mightily Oats who lratchett gets kicked by every character, despite being quietly heroic Are they in the Tiffany Aching ones?

Also making this an enjoyable visit to the Discworld is the first appearance of the Nac Mac Feegle.