Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!

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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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 119.38 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 90.72g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061020648
  • 9780061020643
  • 64,761

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Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. 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 . . .).Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume -- The Summoning of Dragons -- is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.
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Review quote

"Discworld takes the classic fantasy universe through its logical, and comic evolution".-- Cleveland Plain Dealer
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126,077 ratings
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5 49% (62,126)
4 36% (45,765)
3 12% (15,510)
2 1% (1,826)
1 1% (850)
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