Friday, April 27, 2018

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #6

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE.

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)

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.

I'm finally getting through the Discworld books and I'm so sad I hadn't read them earlier! They're hilarious and bizarre and wonderful. And they're a very unique fantasy series. I'm not far into this book, but I'm really enjoying it so far and I'm excited to read more about the City Watch.

Book Beginnings: This is where the dragons went. They lie..... Not dead, not asleep. Not waiting, because waiting implies expectation. Possibly the word we;re looking for here is......dormant. 

Friday 56: "Can't remember now," said Carrot. "My mother said it was too good for them, anyway. Stealing is Wrong."


Have you read the Discworld series? What are you reading this week? What's your favorite dragon book?

8 comments:

  1. I love his books! I bet this one is good! Happy weekend!

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    1. It is hilarious so far and I'm so sad I hadn't gotten around to them earlier. You have a great weekend as well!

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    1. It's so much fun and Pratchett is hilarious -I highly recommend it.

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  3. I haven't had the best luck with Pratchett, but have been told Guards, Guards would be a great one to try

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    1. I didn't love the first couple Discworld books I read, but this one is a lot easier to get into and I'm finding it to be much more hilarious than the others.

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  4. I love Discworld. I need to get to this one soon!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It's really wonderful! I highly recommend it!

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