Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)



Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) Here There Be Dragons And The Denizens Of Ankh Morpork Wish One Huge Firebreather Would Return From Whence It Came Long Believed Extinct, A Superb Specimen Of Draco Nobilis Noble Dragon For Those Who Don T Understand Italics Has Appeared In Discworld S Greatest City Not Only Does This Unwelcome Visitor Have A Nasty Habit Of Charbroiling Everything In Its Path, In Rather Short Order It Is Crowned King It Is A Noble Dragon, After All Meanwhile, Back At Unseen University, An Ancient And Long Forgotten Volume The Summoning Of Dragons Is Missing From The Library S Shelves To The Rescue Come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, And The Rest Of The Night Watch Who, Along With Other Brave Citizens, Risk Everything, Including A Good Roasting, To Dethrone The Flying Monarch And Restore Order To Ankh Morpork Before It S Burned To A Crisp A Rare Tale, Well Done As Only Terry Pratchett Can.

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015

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10 thoughts on “Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)

  1. Patrick says:

    I ve been re reading some of the older Pratchett novels Partly because I simply enjoy them Partly because they help keep me sane in an increasingly infuriating world And partly because they are comfortable to me The literary equivalent of a security blanket But I ll be honest, I m also reading them so I can postpone reading the final Pratchett novel that came out a little while ago It will be hard for me to read that, knowing that afterwards, there will be nonew Pratchett to read Ev I ve been re reading some of the older Pratchett novels Partly because I simply enjoy them Partly because they help keep me sane in an increasingly infuriating world And partly because they are comfortable to me The literary equivalent of a security blanket But I ll be honest, I m also reading them so I can postpone reading the final Pratchett novel that came out a little while ago It will be hard for me to read that, knowing that afterwards, there will be nonew Pratchett to read Ever This is the book that introduces Vimes, perhaps my favorite Discworld character And that s saying something, given the number of books in the serie...

  2. Deborah Markus says:

    How To Read Terry Pratchett s Discworld Novels1 Skip the first two books in the series This is crucial If you read these first, you will be rightly annoyed by their just barely okayness, and spend the rest of your life muttering about how overrated he is Terry Pratchett wrote these two books Then all of a sudden he started writing really, really well I don t know what happened Maybe he sold his soul My own theory is that his long suffering wife waited as patiently as she could for him to How To Read Terry Pratchett s Discworld Novels1 Skip the first two books in the series This is crucial If you read these first, you will be rightly annoyed by their just barely okayness, and spend the rest of your life muttering about how overrated he is Terry Pratchett wrote these two books Then all of a sudden he started writing really, really well I don t know what happened Maybe he sold his soul My own theory is that his long suffering wife waited as patiently as she could for him to pull himself...

  3. Nataliya says:

    What I love most about Pratchett s books is that under a thin layer of funny footnotes peppered pun heavy parody lies the core of deep seriousness rooted in the quite sobering understanding of the shallow pettiness of human mundanity fueled by jealousy, bile, spite, and closemindednessThere was a thoughtful pause in the conversation as the assembled Brethren mentally divided the universe into the deserving and the undeserving, and put themselves on the appropriate sideIn the end, the only What I love most about Pratchett s books is that under a thin layer of funny footnotes peppered pun heavy p...

  4. Lyn says:

    This is my favorite Discworld book.I submit that the best way to rate a Discworld book is with a smile meter As you read, imagine that there is a meter whose arrow jumps when you smile, moves further right when you chuckle and spikes into the read eleven when you laugh out loud.Pratchett s 1989 Discworld novel his 8th in the series and 1st of the City Watch sub series made me smile all the way through the book, chuckle frequently and laugh out loud two or three times.Set in Ankh Morpork insp This is my favorite Discworld book.I submit that the best way to rate a Discworld book is with a smile...

  5. Apatt says:

    At the time of writing, Terry Pratchett passed away about a week ago Beside making me sad, the news also triggered a sudden urge to read a Discworld book which needed to be satisfied immediately I haven t read any Terry Pratchett books for years I have always liked them but there are just so many books in the world and you know how it is, one thing led to another and somehow they didn t lead back to Sir Terry In the meantime, I have been reading many inferior flavor of the month books like...

  6. María says:

    De los mejores libros que he le do este a o.

  7. Bradley says:

    Dragons and kings and cross dressing night watch What can go wrong Meet Terry Pratchett, who can turn anything, and I mean, anything, on its head On this re read, what I remember to be a less funny book than the Watch novels that came after it suddenly becomes a rich and nostalgic ride including dwarf bread, or in this case, CAKE Decent, law abiding folk versus the deeply corrupt populace And don t just ask Mr Cut Me Own Throat He s suspicious.I love all the tropes and the way Pratchett Dragons and kings and cross ...

  8. Carol. says:

    First of all, my site has the videos that go with this here s the lite version My Terry Pratchett Experience is remarkably similar to my Month Python Experience Fun and funny, but really best done in small doses Say, 15 minute doses if I m watching, longer if I m reading It turns out, I haven t read Guards Guards before, although I thought I had Quite possibly, it is because I had not Quite possibly, it s because I had and forgot, but you d t First of all, my site has the videos that go with this here s the lite version M...

  9. Jokoloyo says:

    Before Guards Guards , Discworld novels are pretty good This book is the FIRST GREAT Discworld novel in the series.The foundations of successful formula of Watch sub series are already on this novel view spoiler 1 Hilarious comic characters in Colon and Nobby IIRC, Colon had appeared in earlier novel as a very minor character, I forget which one I loved the dialogues between them, especially when arguing who should rescue Carrot from drowning.2 Carrot, even as a new recruit, is already Before Guards Guards , Discworld novels are pretty good This book is the FIRST GREAT Discworld novel in the series.The foundations of successful formula of Watch sub series are already on this novel view spoiler 1 Hilarious comic characters in Colon and Nobby IIRC, Colon had appeared in earlier novel as a very minor character, I forget which one I loved the dialogues between them, especially when arguing who should rescue Carr...

  10. Trish says:

    This eighth Discworld novel was a delight I hadn t known the Night Watch until now and couldn t imagine loving any character as much as Granny Weatherwax but there we are Sam Vimes as well as his ragtag band of misfits Sgt Colon, Nobby Nobbs, Carrot Ironfounderson are hilarious when stumbling through Ankh Morpork that is currently beset by a gigantic fire spitting dragon.Dragons, even on the Disc, are supposed to be extinct Well, the reader is informed that they simply went to a diffe This eighth Discworld novel was a delight I hadn t kn...

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