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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I often find myself, well, not exactly laughing out loud, more like snorting noisily through my nose sntmn?

I love this book. Preview — Maskerade by Terry Pratchett.

The Opera House – Maskerade | Pratchett Job

But it was me you taught! This is the barmy act that kickstarts the novel as Nanny knows Weatherwax will be so furious, she will wreak havoc in Ankh-Morpork to get her just desserts. He’s a made man with his daddy’s money and he’s about to make a fortune in the opera business because of sheer dumb luck.

Lords and Ladies Discworld, No. Please try again later. Pratchett’s Discworld novels are my favorite light reading. Thus, Granny and Discwrold travel to Ankh-Morpork and get “cultured”. The Unseen Library Edition of the book was the last in that format, but two editions were printed as the first printing was misspelled as Maskarade on the cover. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I might not want her sticking around for too long but at least in this novel she was almost perfect.



Meanwhile, the legendary opera ghost who has been such good luck has all of a sudden started killing people right and left. I suspect she will never be quite that good, siscworld with many months of my tuition. High I don’t think this is one of Pratchett’s strongest novels. Except she is deemed too big to be front and centre of the stage and is relegated to provide the voice for the much more physically appealing Christine who is, of course, lacking in every other way.

What she spoke was one step away from gibberish but it was authentically foreign gibberish. What’s not to like? Get to Know Us. Most of all, Pratchett is funny. One person found this helpful. Pratchett takes us to the opera 4 November Since Margrat Garlick has 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’.

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. It probably would have only made the book longer and gummed it up. 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 ad So great to get back to a book with Pratchett doing what he did best after the poor punfest that was Soul Music and the silly adventures of Rincewind in Interesting Times, Maskerade is about the witches and you can’t go wrong with Granny and Nanny running riot with things.


And as usual, witches save the day in their own way. Walter then goes on to become the new Director of Music, integrating his own music into the opera, turning them into musicals. And what has the Ghost of the Opera got to do with it? Terry Pratchett la emprende con el fantasma de la Opera. I’d forgotten about this one, until I found it buried at the back of my shelves.

Can you identify yourself? She is still one of the best characters in fiction. 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 Dream, have joined the opera.