Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett

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Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) Read Online Free - Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. 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 . . .).

Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume--The Summoning of Dragons--is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.

Title : Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)
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ISBN : 0061020648
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 376 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2015

I've been re-reading some of the older Pratchett novels. Partly because I simply enjoy them. Partly because they help keep me sane in an increasingly infuriating world. And partly because they are comfortable to me. The literary equivalent of a security blanket. But I'll be honest, I'm also readi...

Deborah rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2014

How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels 1. Skip the first two books in the series. This is crucial. If you read these first, you will be rightly annoyed by their just-barely-okayness, and spend the rest of your life muttering about how overrated he is. Terry Pratchett wrote these two books....

Nataliya rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2015

What I love most about Pratchett's books is that under a thin layer of funny footnotes-peppered pun-heavy parody lies the core of deep seriousness rooted in the quite sobering understanding of the shallow pettiness of human mundanity fueled by jealousy, bile, spite, and closemindedness. "There wa...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

This is my favorite Discworld book. I submit that the best way to rate a Discworld book is with a smile meter. As you read, imagine that there is a meter whose arrow jumps when you smile, moves further right when you chuckle and spikes into the read eleven when you laugh out loud. Pratchett’s 1989...

Apatt rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2017

At the time of writing, Terry Pratchett passed away about a week ago. Beside making me sad, the news also triggered a sudden urge to read a Discworld book which needed to be satisfied immediately. I haven't read any Terry Pratchett books for years. I have always liked them but there are just so m...

María rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

De los mejores libros que he leído este año.

Bradley rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

Dragons and kings and cross-dressing night watch. What can go wrong? Meet Terry Pratchett, who can turn anything, and I mean, anything, on its head. :) On this re-read, what I remember to be a less funny book than the Watch novels that came after it suddenly becomes a rich and nostalgic ride includ...

Carol. rated it ★★★☆☆

September 03, 2015

First of all, my site has the videos that go with this: But here's the lite version: My Terry Pratchett Experience ™ is remarkably similar to my Month Python Experience.™ Fun and funny, but really best done in small doses. Say, 15 minute doses if I’m watchin...

Jokoloyo rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2016

Before Guards! Guards!, Discworld novels are pretty good. This book is the FIRST GREAT Discworld novel in the series. The foundations of successful formula of Watch sub-series are already on this novel(view spoiler)[: 1. Hilarious comic characters in Colon and Nobby (IIRC, Colon had appeared in earlier novel as... (hide spoiler)]

Trish rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

This eighth Discworld novel was a delight! I hadn't known the Night Watch until now and couldn't imagine loving any character as much as Granny Weatherwax but there we are. Sam Vimes as well as his ragtag band of misfits (Sgt. Colon, Nobby Nobbs, & Carrot Ironfounderson) are hilarious when stu...

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