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Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
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Apr 18, 2012

bookshelves: sf-fantasy
Read from April 18 to 25, 2012

An author’s note, which the Kindle edition unhelpfully puts at the end, identifies this book as the third in a sequence beginning with Wyrd Sisters and continuing in Witches Abroad, but I didn’t feel any more out of the loop than I have reading other Discworld books out of order. It does seem as though Lords and Ladies has a higher quotient of contrived jokes, starting with the basic situation that reworks Midsummer Night’s Dream with the wedding uniting a king who used to be a Fool and a queen who used to be a witch, the mechanicals having names like Weaver the tinker and Carter the weaver (many more like that), and the elves being extremely sinister and creepy. Wizards from Unseen University, including the simian Librarian, are among the invited guests, and an overly amorous dwarf named Casanunda is also part of the cast. Granny Weatherwax has some good lines, though, and I’ll go back and read the other two.

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