Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.
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...). How did it get there? How is the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power?
Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who could ask for anything more?
My favorite pratchett
My favorite Pratchett books are about the guard, full of humor that some how relates all too well to the real world but slightly turned on its head.....if that even makes sense. If you like British humor, fantasy, and dragons this book is for you. Classic Pratchett !
Wonderful Jaunt. Also- Footnotes!
Lovely and worth every moment flying through its giggle-inducing pages.
Fleet Admiral: your two star review is in error. The footnotes are there, in the back of the book. They are hyperlinked, so you only need to tap on one and it will automatically show up for you. You may then resume your reading from where you left off. Do change your rating, please.
This is the first of the city watch story arcs with the story of Capt Sam Vimes, and the young constable Carrot.
Pratchett's observation of human foibles is accurate, intriguing, and hilarious. This is one of my favourite Disc World novels with satire, humour, and pithy observations. And as usual, Pratchett turns the usual fairy tales on their head and gives them a twist we can cheer for!