Men at Arms: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett (MOBI)



Ebook Info

  • Published: 2009
  • Number of pages: 363 pages
  • Format: MOBI
  • File Size: 1.25 MB
  • Authors: Terry Pratchett


A Young Dwarf’s Dream Corporal Carrot has been promoted! He’s now in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld’s greatest city, from Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and such. It’s a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf.But an even bigger job awaits. An ancient document has just revealed that Ankh-Morpork, ruled for decades by Disorganized crime, has a secret sovereign! And his name is Carrott… And so begins the most awesome epic encounter of all time, or at least all afternoon, in which the fate of a city—indeed of the universe itself!—depends on a young man’s courage, an ancient sword’s magic, and a three-legged poodle’s bladder.

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⭐Enjoy the charactersLove the storyLove the authorI would start with Guard’s Guard’s Guard’s, the first Sam vines

⭐This one’s a murder mystery. Lots of action. Great characters. The Watch are Doing their duty with a motley cast of characters.

⭐This is the second book in the Watch sub-series of the Discworld books. It’s a bit of a murder mystery wherein the Watch, freshly diversified by the patrician’s mandate, is told that they are absolutely, positively not supposed to investigate an explosion at the Assassin’s guild and to completely avoid looking into the murder of a clown. Oh, and soon-to-be-retired Captain Vimes is getting married.It’s a delightful read, Corporal Carrot really comes into his own in this book.

⭐The City Watch returns as Sam Vimes is leaving the institution to marry into the nobility (he generally despises all nobles except his soon-to-be-wife) and a conspiracy acts to get rid of the patrician by restoring the descendant of the last king (who died centuries ago) to the throne. The king is—unsurprisingly—on the City Watch.Pratchett is in true form here, satirizing just about everything from politics to policemen. He also takes a very humorous look at such serious questions as racism, getting people to think about tough topics without preaching at them. This is the book that also proves that the City Watch has legs as the focus of a novel (just in case the first one featuring them wasn’t proof enough) and happily leads him to write many more about this great crew.

⭐Good story. Villain was not up to Discworld snuff.

⭐This is where the Watch really hits its stride. I’m reading it for the second time, and choking up seeing the characters becoming the people they eventually become.

⭐I am a huge fan of Terry Pratchett and his ever-expanding Diskworld series and this book is as good as any I have read. I removed one star because it repeated a tired cliche: that the gun (or gonne, in this case) is responsible for the killing. On Diskworld, which is saturated with magic, perhaps a semi-sentient gun aims itself and pulls its own trigger; in the real world not so much. I had trouble with the concept that the very first firearm invented had no teething problems: rapid reloading, no misfires, and a rifled barrel with incredible accuracy in the hands of an unskilled shooter. The cliche is the premise that having the power to effortlessly kill at a distance makes any person a killer, something that would come as a surprise to thousands of responsible gun owners. Don’t let this discourage you from reading an excellent book.

⭐Only Terry Pratchett can make you laugh out loud and then immediately be moved to tears. He’s a magician of an author

⭐Another classic from Terry Pratchett. The watch has grown with a new Diversity policy to encourage recruits from other parts of the population, trolls, Dwarves, werewolf even vampires can join the watch. Murders are happening in the city and the Watch needs to catch the killer. But Captain Vimes is leaving the Watch to marry Lady Sybil Ramkin. Will he discover the murderer before he leaves? Who will be the new Captain? Where does Gaspode the dog fit into this? Could there be a King returning to Ank-Morpork? These and other questions are answered in this splendid tale. Enjoy.

⭐Pratchett fans know this one and it’s often in the mix when they talk about the Discworld series. It’s also one of those that can be read as an introduction to the style of writing. Sure it turns up as the 15th of reading then all in sequence but the writing is so smart is worth dropping newbies in at this one and then letting them head back to The Colour of Magic to enjoy the set.It’s not even the first of the Watch books but it’s where the Watch becomes a thing to watch. Vimes’ reluctance to face his future and Carrott realising his. The trolls, dwarfs assassins fools and of course Gaspode and Angua all spring to life in these pages in ways you really haven’t imagined before.Buy it, read it, enjoy it.

⭐Pratchett’s take on ethnic equality. A great mix of adventure, politics, mystery, suspence, fantasy and comedy. The second Night Watch story expanding the group witches recruits to represent some of the Ankh-Morpork minorities. Joining Vimes, Colon, Nobby & Carrot are a troll, a dwarf and a woman??? With just days to retirement Vimes must disobey his superiors to solve the case. A story containing assassins, clowns, warring factions, murders, romance and a talking dog is a fantastic mix of genres that just works.

⭐What can you say. Simply one of Sir Terry‘s outstanding novels. It simply has everything, however many times you read it.

⭐Terry at his best, the creation of the City Night Watch with a crew of motley new members. and the dangerous ‘Gone’ is being used to cause fear and needs to be found.


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