It was a dwarf's dream. Captain Vimes of the Watch was retiring. That put Corporal Carrot in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld's greatest city, from the Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and ...
such. It was a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf who was so homesick for the gold mines of Ramtop that he often locked himself in the dark room and hit himself on the head with an axe-handle, just for fun.
It was a young lord's nightmare. Edward, the 37th Lord d'Eath, newly graduated from the School for Assassins (the ideal institution for those whose rank is higher than their intelligence), had made an astonishing discovery. Ankh-Morpork, kingless for generations, and ruled by Disorganized Crime, had a sovereign! The new king just had to be convinces that he was, in fact, a king.
Corporal Carrot had a job.
Lord d'Eath had a Task.
And so began the most awesome epic encounter of all time, or at least all afternoon, in which good and evil, greed and honor, trolls and dwarves, dogs and bells and swamp dragons would clash, crash, toll, bark, shimmer, and simmer. The fate of a city, indeed a kingdom--nay, a very universe!--was to depend on a young man's courage, an ancient sword's magic, and three-legged poodle's bladder.
Don't look so surprised. This is Discworld, where anything can happen.
Ah, Captain Vimes.I love you so much, my poor english cannot express it.But also Angua! Carrot getting complicated! Assassins! Gonnes! Clowns! Detritus getting smarter! Cuddy not being who I thought he was! Gaspode! Big Fido! Lady Sybil Ramkin!
..."il Ramkin! Willikins! Vetinari! Leonardo da Quirm! Gargoyles! Second book of the watch, and already so beautiful. Would have probably be a 5 star, if I didn't know what's to come.Continua...Nascondi
Captured me in! (Albeit not as good as "Guards! Guards!")
Not as unearthly good as "Guards! Guards!" (the first and previous book of the City Watch saga), still it completely captured me in: I read it in a few days, doing more or less nothing else :)(And, hey, which book do is as unearthly good as "Guards!
..."od as "Guards! Guards!"? Come on, give Mr P. a break! :p )Continua...Nascondi
[Note: You'd really need to read *at least* "Guards! Guards!" before starting this book... if you manage to get your hands over "Moving Pictures" it'd be perfect ;-)]Capt. Vimes is back with the old rank and some new recruits. The kingship of
..."ship of Anhk-Morpork is still an issue for someone, but this time no dragons will be harmed during the novel. Gaspode the Wonder Dog will save the day (again!). Trolls and Dwarfs will... well, it'd better if you read that by yourselves! ;-P
The second Watch book stars the core of the cast of characters that will take you through Discworld series and the ideas that will give birth to most of future novels: a must-have and a MUST READ!