Men At Arms

Men At Arms

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 14/02/2013
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'Funny, wise and mock heroic . . . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

'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 for the big job, like saving the world . . .

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552167536
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 294g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 27 mm

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Men At Arms
The Night Watch is an Equal-opportunity Employer!
"It a man life in the Watch!" according to Detritus, the troll. Meanwhile, Sergeant Colon sighs "a fine body of *men*!" Nevertheless, Dwarves and Trolls ca... READ MORE
Men At Arms
Good story to the city watch series but at the moment my favourite city watch series book is snuff and my second favourite book of the city watch series i... READ MORE
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Men At Arms
I came to the discworld series through my brother who recommended it after reading the first four books. When I read the colour of magic book 5 had just be... READ MORE
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