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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Pratchett has his own unique wonderful style and is truly a master at his craft. No one ever said life is fair, even in Discworld.

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Discworld Novel discworrld Discworld Novels. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Mother Superior or Madam, it was really just a matter of the style. But knowing your librettoes from your libraries does not matter when a book is this good. She may be a bit sloppy and unkempt, but she gets the job done. Unfortunately, Agnes, the hopeful addition to Granny Right!

Ma Other people salted away money for their old age, but Nanny preferred to accumulate memories. I always figured if I were in the opera house and saw what was going on, Maskerqde try to make Christine see the light.

The Opera House is owned by Seldom Bucket and managed with assistance from the musical director Salzella and the chorus master Dr. Granny and Nanny, don’t particularly force her into anything and don’t tell her what to do, just keep the door open for her but it’s just so not fair that in the end, Agnes left the opera not because it was her choice Pratchett’s satire is exuberant, good-humored and, although it is wildly irreverent, doesn’t feel disrespectful.


A lot of attention had been paid to appearances. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The first frost of mwskerade season, a petal nipping, fruit-withering little scorcher that showed you why they called Nature a mother Of course, it would have been maskeade to see some perspective on the pressures women have to face to be skinny, stay skinny, and be dumb on Christina’s side of the fence.

I give Pratchett so much props and love for this.

Quotes from Maskerade by Terry Pratchett – Chris Jones

I’m a nosy person. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. Discworld 18th novel — 5th witches story.

The original and harmless ghost, Walter Plinge, was being dicworld manipulated discwordl the second ghost, Mr Salzella Director of Music at the Opera Housewho assumed the identity to commit the murders and theft. Corgi; New Ed edition 1 Nov. In a way we all wear masks to hide our true selves from society at large, and this is taken up more so on stage where the actors put on the masks of the character that they are playing.

Granny and Nanny ARE great characters, they have interesting adventures and the stories are generally reused, reimagined, re-buggered about with, classics of literature xiscworld. Pratchett went with realism for what becomes of the Agneses and Christines! Agnes, though, has no interest in witches, and wants to be an opera singer.


It’s her wanting to be herself and speak out that actually comes up more than her weight. It just depended on the details. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


You just can’t do it and live. Sep 01, Denise rated it discwoeld was amazing Shelves: Oh, and a carriage. Ah well, it can’t be helped. The witches determine that the finances of the Opera House, which are a complete mess, have been made so intentionally in order to hide the fact that money is being stolen, with the murders being used either as a distraction or to cover evidence.

It was certainly impossible for her to get a whole idea into her head in one go.

Discworld Novel 20 Discworld Novels. The swine can get through half a pint before the applause has died away. This was also the first Discworld Novel where the first editions cover followed the ‘letterbox’ format used for hardcover reprints of previous books. Previous book Lords and Ladies. They had never explained why, and people didn’t press wizards, not if you liked yourself the shape you were.