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Men At Arms

Terry Pratchett


PUBLISHED: 14th February 2013
ISBN: 9780552167536
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'Funny, wise and mock heroic . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .
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PUBLISHED: 14th February 2013
ISBN: 9780552167536
ANNOTATION:
'Funny, wise and mock heroic . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .

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'Funny, wise and mock heroic . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .

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'Funny, wise and mock heroic . . . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .


'What's so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone? The real work's already been done. You ought to make yourself useful and find the man who put the sword in the stone in the first place.'

The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).

And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas - about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny.

And the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger. One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal if not spectacular career path, the next you might be in the frame for the big job, like saving the world . . .


The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Men At Arms is the second book in the City Watch series.

Author Biography

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

Review

'Persistently amusing, good-hearted and shrewd' Sunday Times 'The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody ... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences' New York Times 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable' The Times 'Funny, wise and mock heroic...The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express

Product Details

Author
Terry Pratchett
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0552167533
ISBN-13
9780552167536
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-02-14
Pages
432
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Subtitle
(Discworld Novel 15)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Residence
Somerset, ENK
Short Title
MEN AT ARMS
Series
Discworld Novels

Product Reviews

27 Sep, 2017
Fantastic story!
By Roanne