Maskerade. There are strange goings-on at the Opera House is Ankh-Morpork, in the 18th Discworld novel. Buy Now. Amazon (US). Synopsis. “I thought: opera. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld’s greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. Naturally there’s going to be trouble, but at. A description of tropes appearing in Maskerade. The 18th Discworld novel, and the fourth or fifth in the ‘witches’ theme. Its purpose within the theme is to .

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Ma The people of Lancre thought that marriage was a very serious step that ought to be done properly, so they practiced quite a lot. Nanny Ogg in particular is worried about Granny Weatherwax, who is terrifying under the best of circumstances. The Opera House is owned by Seldom Bucket and managed with assistance from the musical director Salzella and the chorus master Dr.


Especially with Pratchett pulling the strings and dropping maskerxde bodies from behind the My reactions were manifold. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Nanny also discovers that in the basement of the Opera House, Plinge has composed several operas and musicals of his own. Which is a shame, because she’s actually already left to pursue a singing career in the Ankh Morpork Opera.

dkscworld A short foray into fortune-telling later and the witches are one the way to Ankh Morpork to find out just what’s wrong at the Opera and why so many people are dying there. Someone’s prob’ly going to turn out to be someone else’s long-lost son or daughter or wife or something.

A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full of surprises and terror and bad things happening to people…. Ma Other people salted away money for their old age, but Nanny preferred to accumulate memories. I loved this book. Granny now took every opportunity to visit the traveling theater that came to Landcre, and sat bold upright in the front row of every performance, staring fiercely.


Bucket as a person and a parody is perfectly summed up on page 15, “I’ve been through the mill, I have,’ Bucket began,’and I made myself what I am today-‘ Self-raising flour? These days, any girl bright enough to count and sensible enough to take Nanny’s advice could pull off being at lease one of them for quite some time.

The people were here to look, not to see. Agnes has a remarkable singing voice she can even sing harmony with Meanwhile, the legendary opera ghost who has been such good luck has all of a sudden started killing people right and left. And hey, while they’re there, they might as well drop in on Agnes Nitt, a girl from home who’s trying to make it as an opera singer, calling herself Perdita X. Another employee is suspected, but turns out to be a member of the Cable Street Particulars.

Having discovered the problems at the opera house and also having coerced the publisher to pay Nanny richly for her book, the witches investigate the mystery, with Granny posing as a rich patron, and Nanny insinuating herself into the opera house staff.

Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Need I say anything more about the Granny Weatherwax, the speaker of this line?

Lists with This Book. Unfortunately, Agnes, the hopeful addition to Granny and Nanny, has set her mind on pursuing a musical career, and not on becoming mazkerade witch.

Nanny and Granny are a great comedy duo. Discworld Novel 17 Discworld Novels.

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This article is about the Discworld book. And what has the Ghost of the Opera got to do with it? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. All Soul Music had was its postmodern nods and that ultimately was not enough. Granny disguises herself as a wealthy audience member, while Nanny meets the staff.

The Witches series continuous to be witty and hilarious, but all I can really say about it is that the book is good. Pratchett takes us maskfrade the opera 4 November Since Margrat Garlick maskerave gone on to do bigger and better things such as ruling the remaining two witches are at a loss as to who would fill the missing spot in their ‘coven’. And Cohen is tired of raping and pillaging and wishes to settle down by running his own empire in Interesting Times. Or maybe not some of the best Definitely worth a read.


Discworld Novel 19 Discworld Novels. I think it’s rather funny how it shines a light on the stupid shit a lot of people say and believe without thinking and holds up a mirror for people to recognize it, while not being directly insulted.

Maskerade (Discworld, #18; Witches #5) by Terry Pratchett

Nanny is sick of making the tea, Granny is bored, they need a third junior witch to complete their coven and they need adventures to stave off the craziness that can envelope the mind of a bored yet powerful witch see the adventures of Black Masketade for case in point. Next book Feet of Clay. I often find myself, well, not exactly laughing out loud, more like snorting noisily through my nose sntmn?

Double standards in the real world is something everyone, but especially those too big to fit dainty costumes, or too small to fill a stage presence, or too simple so taken for granted, or plainly just the other gender, must bear most cruelly.

Even honest Punch and Judy men found her sitting among the children, snapping things like ‘Taint so! In MaskeradePratchett reveals his own mask thank you, Wastrel, for thoughts on that.

Walter then goes on to become the new Director of Music, integrating his own music into the opera, turning them into musicals. The major difference between the witches books and the Rincewind books is that first and foremost Pratchett is concerned with telling an interesting and entertaining story about great characters as opposed to squeezing as many jokes per page as possible with a “plot” a secondary or tertiary requirement of the book.