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Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

Posted by redkoireviews on 08/07/2006

Men at Arms bookcoverMen at Arms‘ follows ‘Guards! Guards!‘ in the series of Discworld books that follow the Anhk Morpork City Watch.

The theft of a ‘perfect’ weapon – the Gonne, marks the beginning of a bad run of nastily killed people and dwarves. It’s left to the disreputable city night watch to solve the crimes, find the murder (as apposed to assassin) and prevent the city descending into chaos in the meantime.

Many of the more interesting City Watch characters develop in this book, and we meet new coppers like the Troll Detritus and Angua who grow on you in later books. Pratchett also uses the book to explore the power that guns can wield over normally good people – like concentrated power that quickly goes to the head and takes control.

I’ll be moving (slowly) through the rest of the City Watch series, so keep an eye out for reviews of them.

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

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