Lords and Ladies

Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages

English language

Published Oct. 1, 1996 by HarperTorch.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

The fairies are back - but this time they don't just want your teeth...

Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves.

It's Midsummer Night.

No times for dreaming...

With full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and one orang-utan. And lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

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reviewed Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (Discworld (14))

Humans are always slightly lost. It’s a basic characteristic.

5 stars

Disclaimer: you have to read all other witches stories prior to this one to enjoy it the most.

I cried several times reading this. Even aside a masterful narration, full of foresight and meticulous planning, this book is simply too wholesome and romantic in the best way possible.

I liked the wordplay on discussing the traits of elves. While I was learning English, I was always perplexed by the etymology of the word "terrific".

With all the fine details feeding off each other, perhaps my favorite one is the bag of sweets quote from the elf queen:

“There’s no trickery here,” said the Queen. “No silly women with bags of sweets.”

“You noticed that, did you?” said Granny. “Gytha meant well, I expect. Daft old biddy. Mind if I sit down?”

“Of course you may,” said the Queen. “You are an old woman now, after all.”

She nodded to the …

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