Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2) by Terry Pratchett

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Corporal Carrot has been promoted! He's now in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld's greatest city, from Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and such. It's a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf.

But an even bigger job awaits. An ancient document has just revealed that Ankh-Morpork, ruled for decades by Disorganized crime, has a secret sovereign! And his name is Carrott...

And so begins the most awesome epic encounter of all time, or at least all afternoon, in which the fate of a city—indeed of the universe itself!—depends on a young man's courage, an ancient sword's magic, and a three-legged poodle's bladder.

Title : Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2)
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ISBN : 0061092193
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 377 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2013

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for...

Patrick rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2015

This is the second book in the City Watch storyline in the Discworld novels. And I have to say, it's probably twice as good as Guards Guards. All the characters are more fully realized and more compelling. What's more, it's obvious to me reading now that Pratchett has multi-book plans for the cent...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

March 02, 2017

Was Terry Pratchett the English Kurt Vonnegut? Here is another example of playful satire that thinly hides a stinging social and cultural admonishment. In his 1993 Discworld novel Men at Arms (the 15th Discworld adventure and the second to feature Sam Vimes and his City Watch crew) Sir Terry tackl...

Phrynne rated it ★★★★★

November 01, 2017

This was a reread - the last time I read it was so long ago I don't remember:) Such a good book! This man only wrote good books and he is much missed. Men at Arms has to be a hit with me because it contains so many of my favourite characters. There is Corporal Carrot who was adopted as a child by...

Melki rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2013

Vimes smiled. Someone was trying to kill him, and that made him feel more alive than he had done in days. And they were also slightly less intelligent than he was. This is a quality you should always pray for in your would-be murderer. Murders are rare in Ankh-Morpork. Suicides and assassinations.....

Steven rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2015

I'm probably biased, but I'm come to love everything I've read so far by Terry Pratchett, so perhaps my 5 stars should be taken with the proverbial "grain of salt". Still, I enjoyed this one immensely. The Discworld books sometimes have series within the overall series that follow a group of char...

Gauri rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2017

The characters in this novel were superb, the plot and its ending was wholesome but not idealistic, and the narration was hilarious. I'm not sentimental about the series yet, but I bet I'll get there eventually. Man, Pratchett is something else. I can't think of an author I've read last that was...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

May 03, 2015

8.5/10 I'm going to say that to date this is the best Discworld novel I've read. The characters are well rounded with a blend of people from the last novel developing further and new additions adding to humour and conflict in equal measure. The plot is well written with plenty of twists and turns...

Kaethe rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2018

2013 July 4 Pratchett can write a novel about integration and politics and gun control that keeps one amused and engrossed and thoroughly engaged the whole time. I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I was finished I purchased the next Discworld book I hadn't yet read, Interesting Times, to start i...

YouKneeK rated it ★★★★☆

September 08, 2016

Men at Arms is the second book in the City Watch subseries of Discworld. I liked this one better than the first book, Guards! Guards!. The story held my interest much better, and I enjoyed the characters more. Of course, it had a lot of the same characters as the first book, but I thought this on...

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