Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum
Discworld
Terry Pratchett
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 227 pages

Verence, king of Lancre, invites lots and lots of people to his and Magrat’s daughter’s naming. Including some vampires, who are progressive, ie, they don’t ravage and pillage, but treat humans like cattle. Ends up as a battle between the vampire family and the witches, with a slice of Omnian priest thrown in.

I really enjoyed this. Except for the bits where you can tell he’s actually writing about Christianity, not Omnianism. Man, I hate authors who displace their feelings like that.

The Last Continent

The Last Continent
Discworld
Terry Pratchett
Fantasy
3 Stars
epub, 227 pages

a story about Rincewind and the wizards and a land suspiciously like Australia. Where it never rains. They have to make it rain.

This book typifies why I liked the stories about Rincewind the best. Silly, comedic danger, action and nothing more serious than a thunderbolt.

Good stuff.

Jingo

Jingo
Discworld
Terry Pratchett
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 282 pages

an island pops up between Ahnk-Morpork and Klatch and things get unsettled. Vimes, Carrot, Vetinari and several Klatchians manipulate things to make everything work. And Vimes get “Duke’d”, much to his horror.

Oh, and Nobby gets in touch with his feminine side and that is really the only funny part of the book

Hogfather

Hogfather

Discworld

Terry Pratchett

Fantasy

5 Stars

 

An assassin sets out to get rid of the Hogfather, per contract by the Auditors of Reality. Who don’t want the sun to come up, and hence all humanity will die. Death takes over for the missing Hogfather and Susan must figure how to save Hogfather and all of humanity. Perfect light start to the year.

My favorite Discworld book.