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  • Title: Lords and Ladies
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780552153157
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Discworld Novel It s a hot Midsummer Night The crop circles are turning up everywhere even on the mustard and cress of Pewseyy Ogg, aged four And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morningEverything ought to be going like a dream But the Lancre All Comers Morris Team have got drunk on a fairy mound and the elves have come back, bringing all thoseA Discworld Novel It s a hot Midsummer Night The crop circles are turning up everywhere even on the mustard and cress of Pewseyy Ogg, aged four And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morningEverything ought to be going like a dream But the Lancre All Comers Morris Team have got drunk on a fairy mound and the elves have come back, bringing all those things traditionally associated with the magical, glittering realm of Faerie cruelty, kidnapping, malice and evil, evil murder Granny Weatherwax and her tiny argumentative coven have really got their work cut out this timeWith full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris Dancers and one orang utan And lots of hey nonny nonny and blood all over the place But with tons of style.
    Lords and Ladies A Discworld Novel It s a hot Midsummer Night The crop circles are turning up everywhere even on the mustard and cress of Pewseyy Ogg aged four And Magrat Garlick witch is going to be married in the

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    1. Witches can generally come to terms with what actually is, instead of insisting on what ought to be As anyone who knows me can attest to, I tend to gush over Pratchett s books, with all his wit and wisdom and the ability to create incredibly clever and very serious humor rooted in uncomfortably deep understanding of human mind Personal s not the same as important People just think it is Lords and Ladies of the Lancre Witches subcycle of the Discworld books was the first Pratchett Witches book I [...]

    2. i agree wholeheartedly, this is my FAVORITE of the Witch series I love Granny v Lily in Witches Abroad, but if you delighted in Mrs Weasley gettin all Sigourney Weaver on Bellatrix L in the last Harry Potter, YOU LL LOVE the whole last third of the book i squirmed with glee as soon as Magrat put on that armor the principle of a cat in a box being any of 3 various states till you open the box alive, dead, bloody pissed off is all i know about physics, or need to know.

    3. Elves on the Discworld.In Guillermo del Toro s 2008 film Hellboy 2, the Elvin character Prince Nuada makes a point about humans remembering why they fear the dark These elves are dark creatures, thoroughly unfaeirie like and even un Tolkien like.Terry Pratchett s 1992 Discworld novel the 14th Lords and Ladies describes a similarly negative vision of elves I could not help wondering is del Toro gained some inspiration from Pratchett s dark elves.Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Og and Magrat are just get [...]

    4. Elves.When you think of elves, what do you think of The tall, fair skinned beings of Tolkien s Middle Earth The ebony warriors from Dungeons Dragons Delicious cookies Not on Discworld On Discworld, the Elves are folk of legend, and dark legend at that People there remember the elves, although not very well They remember through old wives tales, about leaving milk for the fairies and not going near the standing stones Ask someone in the kingdom of Lancre, and they ll think of elves as you and I t [...]

    5. The gals have been gone a while, and lots of things can happen in eight month s time.Magrat is still planning to marry the new king and former fool of Lancre, and anyone who s everyone will be attending the Royal Wedding, including our favorite Librarian If only they can get him to put on some clothes But waitrange things are happening Well, stranger things than the strange things that normally happen in Discworld Even the bees are worried.Granny Weatherwax is reunited with an old love Nanny Ogg [...]

    6. Definitivamente Pratchett se luce en la saga de las brujas, cada nueva historia es mejor que la anterior.Los personajes principales crecen mucho en esta entrega Conocemos mucho mejor a Magrat y a Yaya, y las conversaciones entre sta y Tata son tronchantes Introducir a los magos en el universo particular de Lancre es todo un acierto, pero para mi el gran punto fuerte es la teor a de los universos alternativos, muy bien llevada a lo largo de la novela.Ha sido muy curioso conocer a los lores y las [...]

    7. Rereading this was a revelation of sorts I had forgotten that this book was about elves and also how much I had learned from Granny Weatherwax in this novel.Needless to say I enjoyed the read immensely and can t wait to continue traveling in Discworld.

    8. It started slow and I was beginning to wonder how is it possible that a story with Granny Weatherwax could be like this Then it picked up a bit and almost until one heart stopping moment near the end it was just an ok story with occasional brilliant flashes that I have come to expect from a Discworld book.As usual, Nanny Ogg was hilarious Granny s out of the character behaviour got a satisfactory explanation The lords and ladies are elves and they want to come back Since they are murdering monst [...]

    9. Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches subseries of Discworld I enjoyed it, but not as much as the previous two Witches books I thought the humor, while present, wasn t nearly as strong as it was in the last two.I think the humor seemed weaker because our main characters Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat, of course were often off doing separate things, and a big part of what makes me laugh in these books comes from dialogue between Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg On the other [...]

    10. Qu bueno De nuevo encantada con un libro de Mundodisco Siempre he dicho que mi subsaga favorita era la de la Muerte, pero hace alg n tiempo que creo que las brujas la han superado No se me ocurre qu decir sin repetirme me encanta el humor de Terry Pratchett, el universo de Mundodisco Nada que no haya dicho ya o que no se sepa Pero es que este libro, que es en parte una parodia de El sue o de una noche de verano , me ha enganchado mucho y me ha hecho disfrutar hasta el punto de que se me ha hecho [...]

    11. I love Pratchett s spin on fantasy He takes a well known faerie tale elves and shines a totally different light on them Elves are wonderful They provoke wonder Elves are marvellous They cause marvels Elves are fantastic They create fantasies Elves are glamorous They project glamour Elves are enchanting They weave enchantment Elves are terrific They beget terror The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have [...]

    12. In my last review I admitted that I was a big fan of re contextualised mythology, and I think anyone who has any interest in fantasy will find that they are too.In Lords and Ladies, Pratchett re draws the boundaries where elves are concerned Trying to push the fae folk back from Tolkien s pretty lovely vision towards their German Scandinavian folkloric roots pretty dangerous is to this day an almost entirely unique direction to head in, and an interesting one After all, people are statistically [...]

    13. The witches are returning to Lancre after the events of Witches Abroad to find that nothing much has changed in their absence, except that some young girls have been meddling with witchcraft and allowed the elves to cross from their dimension in to the Lancre hills and are once attempting to enslave the Disc Granny is getting forgetful, Nanny is getting amorous and Magrat is going to be Queen on Midsummer s Night What chance does the Disc have when it s in the hands of comic artisans, bumbing w [...]

    14. I like this one about how folklore isn t as benign as we often believe, about all the different lives we might have ledd about how, especially on your wedding day, it s not about what you ve got but how you got it I d have preferred mud encrusted chain mail and scraps of silk to the dress I had, but the truth of this still applies to me as much.

    15. Was there ever any question I am a huge fan girl when it comes to the great Terry, but the witches are my absolute favourites.Nanny Ogg is my hero.And I love the sly references throughout.

    16. Es la noche del Solsticio de Verano, y para la boda de Magrat Ajostiernos y el rey Verence los r sticos artesanos de Lancre han preparado un Entretenimiento teatral junto a los bailarines, el antiguo c rculo de piedras Que podr a salir mal Los elfos son prodigiosos Provocan prodigios.Los elfos son maravillosos Causan maravillas.Los elfos son fant sticos Crean fantas as.Los elfos son fascinantes Proyectan fascinaci n.Los elfos son encantadores Urden encantamientos.Los elfos son tremendos Engendra [...]

    17. You find the sweet spot, you find the magic Lords and Ladies is as sweet as they come, with Pratchett and his coven finding their groove in this 4th of the Witches sub series, also a direct sequel to Witches Abroad In a DiscWorld first, an author s note is included, with an extract here, not spoiler view spoiler By and large, most Discworld books have stood by themselves, as complete books It helps to have read them in some kind of order, but it s not essential This one is different I can t igno [...]

    18. I was hooked on these books in the late 1990 s and I had to have every book that came out without fail Unfortunately during the mists of time all the books have merged into one, but I still remember Death and Rincewind to this day and the over top adventures they had But I have to admit my favourite novels were the ones that contain the city watch and the adventures of Sam Vimes, these novels still to this day stick out as the best of the series, but I never really got on with the books that fea [...]

    19. Sunt sigur c Lumea Disc exist pe undeva, prin multivers Iar genialul ei creator, Terry Pratchett, o vegheaz i acum ndeaproape Am avut ocazia s vizitez din nou minunatul i minusculul regat Lancre, unde Buna Batevreme i a a Ogg au avut de a face cu cu of, nu le pot spune numele, n am destul fier prin preajm Dar cartea a fost excep ional.

    20. Beauty is deceptive on the outside19 December 2013 This book is very, very loosely based upon Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night Dream, and to be honest with you if he had not told me at the beginning of the book and at the end of the book I probably would not have realised it The reason that I say that is because when I say loosely I mean really loosely In fact the only thing about the book that seems to be connected to the play is that a group of working class people go a rehearse a play in the w [...]

    21. Eu n o sou contra deuses e deusas, em seus devidos lugares Mas eles devem ser aqueles que n s mesmos criamos Ent o podemos faz los em peda os quando n o precisarmos mais deles, entende Discworld fica melhor a cada releitura Percebemos os detalhes da narrativa, os foreshadows que se cumprem l no fim, os temas, as mensagens profundas disfar adas de piadas e s tiras com v rias conven es da fantasia e da fic o.Lordes e damas se passa no arco das bruxas, e preciso ter lido os anteriores para ficar 10 [...]

    22. It seems like I enjoy each book that I read of Terry Pratchett s a little than the previous one While Witches Abroad still ranks as my favorite so far, I thought this follow up book in the Discworld Witches subgenre was just as good Pratchett creates strong female characters and his everyday run of the mill people characters who rise to heroic hights when necessary are very believable Of course not all his characters are heroic, the cowardly magician Rincewind being the notable exception Rincew [...]

    23. Elves are wonderful They provoke wonder.Elves are marvellous They cause marvels.Elves are fantastic They create fantasies.Elves are glamorous They project glamour.Elves are enchanting They weave enchantment.Elves are terrific They beget terror.The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.No one ever said elves are nice.Elves are bad This book reminded me that I need to re read all the [...]

    24. First read 19th August, 2011 5 stars.Second read 25th July, 2013 5 stars Pratchett has an unbelievable knack for taking an idea that has been around for centuries, stretching it out with a rolling pin and kneading it into something majestic and full of such originality you wonder how any could have missed it beforehand.Those Witches are at it again Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are back from travels to fight against the Lords and Ladies Elegant folk, fair, beautiful glamourous.In terms of humo [...]

    25. A fun twist on the basic ideas found in A Midsummer Night s Dream Granny Weatherwax was especially awesome in this one she is such a wonderful character Magrat did some surprising things, too.I just have a little quibble about Pratchett s writing style at times it can be like reading a play without enough attributions, the way he will set dialogue aside instead of attaching the action that goes with it But his humour and other cleverness overcome that little distraction.

    26. This might be one of my favorite in the Witches series, because it really shows off how badass Esme Weatherwax is The take on Elves in this book is refreshing, I loved it It took an old trope and turned it on it s head I read this way back when, and I think it was the first time I d seen elves as not peaceful logical good guys Granny is at her best in this book

    27. Ah re reading, how I love you so.And Discworld I love Discworld too Particularly the Witches A result of re reading this series in reverse is realising just how much I wished he d written about them post Small Gods, that being the point when I believe Pratchett really nailed story telling We ll see how that stands when I get to Witches Abroad.Also, I just realised I skipped Maskerade Oops.But back to the Witches For me, this is a classic a fantastic send up of rural life and folk belief, a thri [...]

    28. A few years back, I read one of the first books in the witches series, didn t like it as much as others, and then put Witches aside I shouldn t have Although, then I would probably have less discworld books to read for the first time now But, anyway, it s a great one.

    29. Books like Lords and ladies are the reason why I seem to return to Pratchett s universe time and time again You can always count on this author to produce something new with his already established character sets and settingsd that s a fantastic draw I won t go into summary for the plot or story There are tens of reviews written already that have that covered I ll just justify those 5 marks up there And since I feel I ll be adding this to any review I write, the stars do not represent an objecti [...]

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