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Book: Snuff

Ankh-Morpork City Watch Commander Sam Vimes is forced very much against his will to take a holiday, heading with Lady Sybil, Young Sam, and of course Willikins out to Crundells, Lady Sybil's age-old family estate in the country. After puttering around the rural area for a while pissing people off for either being a Lord or not being Lordly enough, he comes across a whole lot of blood, which leads him and a young local Constable down a path into the area's dark history with Goblins... (Discworld #39, City Watch #8.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 12, 2023 - 13 comments

Book: Thud!

Koom Valley Day is fast arising, the anniversary of an ancient an historic battle between the Dwarfs and Trolls that serves as both symbol and cause of all of their mutual animosity ever since then. The Watch has finally brought on its first Vampire as an officer. It's also being audited by an inspector sent by Lord Vetinari. And a Dwarf-supremacist firebrand preaching Troll-extermination has been fund murdered in the mines. Can Commander Sam Vimes deal with all of this and still manage to be back home by six to read to his son? (Discworld #34, City Watch #7.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 4, 2023 - 15 comments

Book: Night Watch

In the midst of chasing Ankh-Morpork's most punchable psychopath across the rooftops of Unseen University, a freak lightning strike plays havoc with the magical temporal energy around, sending both Sam Vimes and his quarry thirty years into the past. This was a time when the Patrician wasn't quite so sane, the Watch not nearly so upstanding, the City was ready for a Revolution, and a young Sam Vimes had just joined the force but was desperately in need of a decent mentor. (Discworld #29, City Watch #6.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 27, 2023 - 21 comments

Book: The Fifth Elephant

THE LOW KING IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE LOW KING! Commander Sam Vimes, in his new role as Duke of Ankh, has been sent to lead a delegation to Ɯberwald for the Coronation of the new Low King of the Dwarves. Coming along with him are Detritus the Troll, Cheery Littlebottom the Dwarf, and... well nobody seems to know where Angua is, so Carrot resigns his position of Captain to find her. A replica relic has been stolen and the proprietor of a condom factory has been murdered, but Fred Colon is in charge of the Watch for the time being, so everything's in good hands. It's all very political... (Discworld #24, City Watch #5.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 24, 2023 - 13 comments

Book: Jingo

TO ARMS! Ankh-Morpork gears up for War! The Fabled Island of Leshp has arisen in the Circle Sea, discovered simultaneously by fishermen from Ankh-Morpork and Klatch! Assassination attempt made on Prince Khufurah! Lord Vetinari runs off with Leonard of Quirm! Captain Carrot coaches local youths in Football! Corporal Nobbs tries to understand Women! Sergeant Angua receives a new Collar! And Commander Vimes grabs the wrong Dis-Organizer on his way out the door. (Discworld #21, City Watch #4.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 22, 2023 - 8 comments

Book: Feet of Clay

Ankh-Morpork in the Balance! Lord Vetinari Poisoned! Forensic Science comes to the City Watch! A Priest and a Baker Murdered! The Tireless Laborers known as Golems have Run Amok! Oh, and Commander Samuel Vimes has an appointment to have a Coat of Arms made, which brings with it some very interesting news for Corporal Nobby Nobbs... (Discworld #19, City Watch #3.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 20, 2023 - 10 comments

Book: Guards! Guards!

The Ankh-Morpork City Watch is a relic of times before Lord Vetinari's guild-system self-regulated trade, thievery, and assassinations. It consists of a drunk, a petty thief, and a workaday sergeant avoiding his wife. But something big is coming. Two big things, actually, and both will change the Watch forever after. (Discworld #8, City Watch #1.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 17, 2023 - 21 comments

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