A night-time prowler is turning the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city in Discworld, into something resembling charcoal biscuits. Captain Vimes of the City Watch is given the task of tracking down the culprit, a seventy-foot dragon.
‘The literary equivalent of a security blanket’ Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
‘This is one of Pratchett’s best books. Hilarious and highly recommended’ The Times
This is where the dragons went. They lie… not dead, not asleep, but… dormant. And although the space they occupy isn’t like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there’s a key…
GUARDS! GUARDS! is the 8th Discworld novel – and after this, dragons will never be the same again!
Readers adore Guards! Guards!
‘You will enjoy it if you already enjoy fantasy; you will very likely enjoy it even if you don’t generally enjoy fantasy, because the humour, characterisation, and dialogue are ridiculously good‘ Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? ?
‘This is one of my favorite Discworld books and one of the best starting points for the Discworld newbies . . . It is a perfect introduction to the world of intelligent humour peppered with allusions to almost everything you can think of and smart conclusions that make you think and even ask the uncomfortable questions of yourself and the society‘ Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? ?
‘I love all the tropes and the way Pratchett deals with them. The whole novel is tongue-in-cheek and it’s a slight bit more delightful (IMHO) than all the rest of the novels that came before it. Indeed, it’s this one that sets the tone for all the rest‘ Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? ?