Carpe Jugulum : Discworld Novel 23

Carpe Jugulum : Discworld Novel 23

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A princess has been born

A princess has been born in the kingdom of Lancre, and King Verence has invited all his neighbours to the christening. Special attention has been given to the invitations of the witches - but where is Granny Weatherwax's invitation - surely she cannot have been forgotten? And why on earth has King Verence invited the Magpyr family, vampires (or vampyres as the Count would have it) from Dontgonearthecastle in Uberwald - surely he should have known that vampires cannot enter a place uninvited! But once you have let them in, they are very hard to get rid of... I love the Discworld series and this one too has lots of action, lots of humour, even a bit of philosophy. The plot rattles a bit, and the storyline is simpler than in the best Pratchett books, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

A princess has been born

A princess has been born in the kingdom of Lancre, and King Verence has invited all his neighbours to the christening. Special attention has been given to the invitations of the witches - but where is Granny Weatherwax's invitation - surely she cannot have been forgotten? And why on earth has King Verence invited the Magpyr family, vampires (or vampyres as the Count would have it) from Dontgonearthecastle in Uberwald - surely he should have known that vampires cannot enter a place uninvited! But once you have let them in, they are very hard to get rid of... I love the Discworld series and this one too has lots of action, lots of humour, even a bit of philosophy. The plot rattles a bit, and the storyline is simpler than in the best Pratchett books, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

Believe it or not, I had

Believe it or not, I had never heard of Terry Pratchett before reading this book. I know that this is probably due to the fact that "Carpe Jugulum" is the 23rd book in a series, but I found it to be rather unfocused. The plot was hazy and undefined and I was never quite sure what exactly was going on. If asked to explain what this book is about, I'm not at all sure that I would be able to say. I would not even be able to say who the book is about - it jumps back and forth between so many characters that it was quite confusing. However, despite all this, I enjoyed reading this comical fantasy. The characters were, though a bit too numerous, all very lifelike and distinct. Well written dialogue and unexpectedly beautiful, descriptive writing style.

The witches are back in t

The witches are back in this installation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, and this time they battle vampires. The real world undercurrent focused on in this book is the study of perhaps being too open minded, or on the other hand, not open-minded enough. Pratchett wraps these issues into a humorous story of the three witches reunited with the fourth witch, and the adventure that ensues. I would have liked to see a bit more of Granny, and a bit less of Agnes, as one of Pratchett's finest characters is Granny. Nevertheless, as a follow-up to a couple of Discworld novels that were not his finest, it appears Pratchett is tightening up his stories for the better.

The witches are my favour

The witches are my favourite Discworld characters, especially Granny Weatherwax. So when vampires threatened the kingdom of Lancre, I was expecting Granny to show the full force of her magic. She wasn't going to let some bloodsuckers barge in without a fight, and she has shown herself to be most able to deal with them - like in 'Witches Abroad', she goes beyond the physical limits of her world and her friends will also learn a lot about themselves in the course of this adventure. Very good book, especially if you like the witches.
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