Men at Arms

, #15

eBook, 432 pages

English language

Published Oct. 13, 2009 by HarperCollins.

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5 stars (6 reviews)

'What's so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone? The real work's already been done. You ought to make yourself useful and find the man who put the sword in the stone in the first place.'

The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).

And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas - about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny. And the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger. One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal if not spectacular career path, the next you might be in the frame …

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A fun adventure that is difficult to put down.

4 stars

This is the second book I've read from Terry Pratchett and the second book in the Night Watch series of Discworld novels. I've come to expect from Pratchett copious quantities of punnery, fun whimsical characters, and a deep seated feeling that something is not quite right with the universe. But the books are FUN. I look forward to the next one.

We continue the story of Vimes, Carrot, Colon, and Nobby but also get to meet some new recruits. We get to know the city in greater detail, and we get a rousing whodunnit type story for the men to figure out! This is a fun adventure and makes for light reading that is difficult to put down.