Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lords and Ladies

This series just gets better and better!  I was delighted to discover that this book features the witches, who are among my very favorite characters from the Discworld novels.  In this installment, the witches have returned from their travels (described in humorous detail in Witches Abroad), and now they are back home.  Magrat finds that she is about to be married, although there has never been a proposal, and there is a bit of romance that seems to be missing in her situation.  The other witches marginalize her when they discover a threat from the stone circles: faeries are scheming to break through into their world, and these faeries are not nice.  At all.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this one, particularly the glimpse into Granny Weatherwax's past, to see the headstrong, feisty young girl she was.  I also loved that the wizards were involved in the story, the librarian in particular, who is one of my favorites.  I know I always say this when I write about one of Terry Pratchett's books, but I'll say it again:  what I adore about his books is the way he weaves humor into his stories, but there is a layer of serious thoughtfulness to them as well, that gives them unexpected substance.  I know this is a series I will be returning to again and again.  

Books in the Discworld series:
1. The Color of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Equal Rites
4. Mort 
5. Sourcery
6. Wyrd Sisters
7. Pyramids 
8. Guards, Guards
9. Eric
10. Moving Pictures
11. Reaper Man
12. Witches Abroad
13. Small Gods
14. Lords and Ladies
15. Men at Arms
16. Soul Music
17. Interesting Times
18. Maskerade
19. Feet of Clay
20. Hogfather
21. Jingo
22. The Last Continent
23. Carpe Jugulum
24. The Fifth Elephant
25. The Truth
26. The Thief of Time
27. The Last Hero
28. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
29. Nightwatch
30. The Wee Free Men
31. Monstrous Regiment
32. A Hat Full of Sky
33. Going Postal
34. Thud
37. Unseen Academicals
39. Snuff

Lords and Ladies (#14 in the Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett; narrated by Nigel Planer (Random House Audiobooks, 2007)

1 comment:

  1. So... far... behind...

    More witches, though. MUST READ FASTER.


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