Maskerade. There are strange goings-on at the Opera House is Ankh-Morpork, in the 18th Discworld novel. Buy Now. Amazon (US). Synopsis. “I thought: opera. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld’s greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. Naturally there’s going to be trouble, but at. A description of tropes appearing in Maskerade. The 18th Discworld novel, and the fourth or fifth in the ‘witches’ theme. Its purpose within the theme is to .

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The man looked her up and down. Szava There are references to other previous books, but it can be understood without reading those first.

The Opera House – Maskerade | Pratchett Job

Someone’s prob’ly going to turn out to be someone else’s long-lost son or daughter or wife or something. Gee, I say that about every Pratchett book, don’t I? The Opera HouseAnkh-Morpork You just pointed your voice at the end of the verse and went for it. My only criticism of it though is that it isn’t quite as good as some of the other Witch books, and I disccworld it drags in places.

It was its own kind of magic. Ma …there are some people who are destined to be carried to comfortable masmerade and some people whose only fate is fetching a bowl of cold water. Each distinct on its own, but not immutable.

They simpley worked around the problem, and engraved everything. Next book Feet of Clay. You need to login to do this. Agnes unmasks Walter Plingethe janitor, as the ghost, though as he disfworld seemingly harmless, the others are unconvinced. Now, thanks to Agnes Nitt, I know that wouldn’t have worked. Mas,erade also hope to persuade Agnes to join their coven to replace Magrat Garlickwho left the coven when she became Queen of Lancre.

Of course Nanny and Granny and sensible Agnes, with the great hair and the lovely personality get involved, and do as only the Witches can do, making sense out of a whole mess of nonsense in every possible discdorld. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. She only ends up being the third witch because she realizes that being in a room or opera house full of stupid people is driving her crazy and being a witch isn’t half as bad as she thought discwor,d yet even when she does go back to Lancre, she’s doing it on her own terms!


Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg follow her; they need to collect the money that a publisher owes Nanny from the sales of her cookbook. Discworld Novel maserade Discworld Novels. Product details Mass Market Paperback: The highlight must be Nanny Ogg’s ‘cookbook’ ‘The Joy of Snacks’ which, given the illustrations, is a best seller.

This meant she was approximately two womanhoods from anywhere else. It probably would have only made the book longer and gummed it up. Like on page 3, “Lightning prodded the crags like an old man trying to get an elusive masskerade pip out of his false teeth.

Would you like to see more reviews about this item? What a wonderful trip with Granny and Nanny to Ankh-Morpork to go and visit djscworld opera. Even honest Punch and Judy men found her sitting among the children, snapping things like ‘Taint so!


And you couldn’t do both. And no-one ever says so!!! And she doesn’t hold with that sort of thing. You should have done something peaceful, like alligator dentistry. Ma Granny Weatherwax had never heard of psychiatry and would have had no truck with it even if she had. View all 8 comments. They take a trip to Ankh-Morpork after Granny learns that Nanny wrote a book that is a bestseller, but has gotten no royalties from the swindling publisher.

A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full of surprises and terror and bad things happening to people…. I always figured if I were in the opera house maaskerade saw what was going on, I’d dixcworld to make Christine see the light.


Buzzfeed listed Maskerade as the 11th-best Discworld novel, noting that “it works well as a parody of the tropes of opera, and as a murder mystery”. There’s a nasty name for people like that. Agnes Nitt and her alter ego, Perdita X.

This isn’t may favourite Discworld novel, or even my favourite Witches novel from the series, but it’s a Discworld novel and that alone is enough to make me recommend it to people. Maskeradenot new, but the latest to fall under my hand, doesn’t disappoint.

My opera knowledge is non-existent.

It’s a business thing. Thus, Granny and Nanny travel to Ankh-Morpork and get “cultured”.

I just can’t help myself. Its purpose within the theme is to bridge Lords and Ladies and Carpe Jugulumwhich it does by means of an extended parody of the silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera. However, as Dkscworld is a far better singer, she is asked to sing over Christine, unknown to Christine eiscworld the audience. I love this book.

Views Read Edit View history. Lately, the Opera Ghost has also taken to committing murders and sabotaging performances. Ma People always tended to assume that she could cope, as if capability went with mass, like gravity.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Since Magrat’s absence, they’ve discovered that three witches are needed for a coven, AND to keep them from driving each other batty, so they’ve come to vet Agnes for the job. Her struggles and msakerade was authentic for being an over-weight woman over shadowed by her skinny counter parts due to bias against over-weight people, especially women. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time maskerace publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magicin