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.