Guards! Guards! (Discworld Series #8)

Guards! Guards! (Discworld Series #8)

by Terry Pratchett
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld Series #8) by Terry Pratchett

Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.

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...). How did it get there? How is the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power?

Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who could ask for anything more?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061804793
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Series: Discworld Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 34,386
File size: 679 KB

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England


Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Guards! Guards! (Discworld Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
ZeanAmush More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best first stop if you want to jump into the discworld. It is also the beginning of the watch of Anhk-morpork story lines. A great must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great book. My only complaint is that on the nook, some of the words get cut off and you can't access the footnotes.
RichardSutton More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Pratchett's words only recently -- late in my reading career -- by author Henry Gee, who then stood back to watch the mental explosion. He was on to something, alright. Long aware of Mr. Pratchett's name, legions of fans and occasional witty quote, I had no idea how all-encompassing his writing could be. Guards! Guards! is my introduction to the author's beloved Discworld and my key to future submersions as well. It is a perfect tonic for our times and our silly culture offering big, heaping helpings of wry humor, cynicism and sarcasm. In my case, particularly, it came at a perfect time for a fan of George R.R. Martin's work suffering withdrawl until his next volume is released and in desperate need of comedic relief. Pratchett's novel takes place on the fetid, dysfunctional streets of a major city where a benevolent (?) dictator is about to be replaced by something much worse. Not even human, but sadly, in so many ways, completely expected. Dragons, it turns out are people, too. Misunderstood, subject to soul-numbing stereotyping and completely consumed by gastric issues. This book will keep you in stitches throughout and give you plenty of occasions to reflect on where our priorities lie. Don't wait. Hie thee to a bookseller and purchase this book. You sanity may well depend upon it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I was expecting, and definately NOT my usual type of book....turned out to be pretty good and funny in this offhand sorta dorky jokes like I would make myself!
Mythbhavd More than 1 year ago
This is definitely the book to get your feet wet if you've not read Terry Pratchett. He really hit his comic stride in Guards! Guards!. If you've not read him, pick this book up right away!
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Brassbright More than 1 year ago
I always love a visit to Ankh-Morpork, and this is one of my favorite trips. There's heaps of little details about the city, along with the absurdities of dragons and career choices. Definitely a must-read-and-snorfle for anyone who enjoys the Discworld.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only wish I started reading Pratchett sooner.
Homerphobe84 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. One of the first, full-length novels I read (in the 90s) and I was hooked on the Discworld series. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an astute bit of fun. Terry P is a masterful story teller, you will not be disappointed!
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All I can say is: Wonderful.
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I love Terry Pratchett and all of his Discworld novels. I've read about all of them, but this is one is one of my favorites.
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AvalonAyr More than 1 year ago
Could not turn the pages fast enough...even if you have never read a discworld novel this is a great place to start..can I say "Hurrah" Now?
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