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Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Turtleback Books (August 23, 1996)
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School & Library Binding: 368 pages.

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Name of this eBook: Discworld by Terry Pratchett [41 . He usually attributes his education to the Beaconsfield library where he spent most of his time during his childhood.

Name of this eBook: Discworld by Terry Pratchett eBook Description: Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written b. .eBook Description: Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett (1948–2015), set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. The Colour of Magic (1983) (Rincewind). The Light Fantastic (1986) (Rincewind).

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the Discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues.

Lords and Ladies (Discworld, Published November 1st 1993 by Corgi. Published July 3rd 2014 by Gollancz. Discworld Collector's Library, Hardcover, 336 pages. Author(s): Terry Pratchett. Paperback, 382 pages.

Pratchett Terry David John. Lords and Ladies Authors NoteBy and large, most Discworld novels have stood by themselves, as complete books. Читать онлайн Lords And Ladies. Pratchett Terry David John. This one is different. I can't ignore the history of what has gone before. Granny Weatherwax first turned up in Equal Rites. By and large, most Discworld novels have stood by themselves, as complete books.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

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Like all of Pratchett's DISCWORLD books, LORDS AND LADIES is highly entertaining and amazingly well written. Some of the books in the series would have benefited from more editing, but not this one. It moves along quite well, never lags, and best of all--has Granny Weatherwax in it! The other issue I've noticed in Pratchett's writing is that he can be a little esoteric on occasion, and confounding on others. I'm sure HE knew what he meant, but I doubt many others would. Apart from this, he remains one of my all-time favorite writers. His voice and style are unique and very enjoyable, and his stories are wonderfully told.
Lords and Ladies is the third Discworld novel to follow the goings-on of Lancre's coven of witches—Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick (Granny also makes an appearance in the early Equal Rites). It is also the first Discworld book that is probably best tackled after having read at least some of the previous books in the series (I would recommend at the very least reading Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad to get some of the necessary background for the current story's primary players, and familiarity with some of the earlier stories following the faculty of the Unseen University, mainly Moving Pictures and Reaper Man, might be helpful as well).

Where previous Discworld novels following the witches have riffed on Shakespeare and fairy tales, Lords and Ladies takes on elves, offering an amusing mash-up of stock fantasy-fiction elves with their more malevolent folktale origins, though other references get cameos as well, including Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, the Jane's Information Group military publications, and Schrödinger's cat.

Pratchett's storytelling remains superb for this 14th entry in the Discworld series and even what at first appears to be a somewhat deus-ex-machina ending turns out to something a bit more interesting. Lords and Ladies should be a delight for all Discworld fans (and particularly for those who, like me, have a fondness for the Lancre witches), though it may not be the best place for someone new to the series to start.
Terry Pratchett is simply the master of the fantasy novel. His prose is very readable, while not being simplistic at all.
The true genius of Pratchett lies in his masterful ability to parody modern socio-political environments and intertwine them with fairytale settings, all with his own unique twist and believable, relate able characters. While this book lands quite a ways along in his extensive saga or Discworld books, like all Pratchett novels, it can be read as a stand-alone with ease, due to the footnotes and the explanations in the book.
Author Terry Pratchett savages 'cute' in many of his Discworld novels. In "Witches Abroad" he skewers the 'good' fairy godmother. "Hogfather" is a much darker version of Santa Claus. Elves take a beating in "Lords and Ladies." They represent glamour without soul. They like to torture animals, humans included--you know, the 'La Belle Dame sans Merci' bit, except elves come in both sexes.

The people in the Kingdom of Lancre are afraid even to use the word 'elf,' except for soppy, junior witch, Magrat Garlick, who is soon to be King Verence's bride. She is known as the witch who clinks and clanks about in occult jewelry, and loves scented candles.

Luckily, senior witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are also on the scene, after an extended vacation to Genua to end the 'good' fairy godmother's reign of terror (see "Witches Abroad"). Even though they scorn the modern trappings of witchcraft (see above: scented candles), they hold the power in Lancre.

King Verence II is more interested in crop rotation and breeding pigs. When Magrat returns from Genua, he informs her that he's planned their wedding, ordered her dress, and invited the guests. (Red Alert! Red Alert! Man your battle stations! Completely clueless male enters story!) What Verence doesn't do is propose marriage to his intended wife. After all he is a king.

Magrat does a slow boil until the day before the wedding. She finally revolts but as usual, her timing is execrable. Her husband-to-be has been captured by the elves.

How in the name of Om did the elves manage to escape from the circle of stones known as the Dancers? Did it have something to do with would-be witch, Diamanda and her friends dancing nekkid (a Nanny Ogg term) round the stones?

Did it have something to do with Nanny Ogg's semi-annual bath?

Why did Lancre Morris Men decide to hold their play practice near the Dancers?

Did it have something to do with the nekkid dancers?

Discerning reviewers have compared "Lords and Ladies" to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer-Night's Dream." There certainly are many complicated love stories in both novel and play. Pratchett gives us Magrat and King Verence II; Nanny Ogg and Casanunda, Discworld's second greatest lover; Granny Weatherwax and...

Look, you need to read the book and find out for yourself. Let's just say that Granny's suitor is growing a crop circle on his head.
Another Terry Pratchett wonderfully creative escape from the serious world! If you are already a fan, it is especially enjoyable, featuring many of the regulars from previous novels. It could even be described as a romance novel-sort of. Then again....the librarian as best man for Magrat's wedding? To understand the last sentence, read at least a half dozen previous novels. You will be glad you did.
Pratchett was off his game with this one. While it had a number of quirky observations and some fun language play the make all of his novels so popular, the author introduced a number of potential major characters only to strand them in early chapters and didn't bother to tie up a lot of narrative threads he started. If this were one of his earlier novels, his career might have ended much more quickly.
Pick another by Mr. Pratchett.