Here there be dragons ...and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does... read more
When the head of a mysterious secret society summons a dragon to Ankh-Morpork, the largest city on Discworld, the dragon declares itself king and everyone gets more than they bargained for. The Night Watch, led by Captain Vimes along with Colon, Nobby, and new recruit Carrot manage to save... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When the head of a mysterious secret society summons a dragon to Ankh-Morpork, the largest city on Discworld, the dragon declares itself king and everyone gets more than they bargained for. The Night Watch, led by Captain Vimes along with Colon, Nobby, and new recruit Carrot manage to save the day, even if it is a bit of an accident on their part.
“"<...> a number of offences of murder by means of a blunt instrument, to whit, a dragon, and many further offences of generalized abetting <...>"”
“"A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."”
“The people united will never be ignited!”
“I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people,” said the man. “You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.”Highlighted by 114 Kindle customers
The reason that cliches become cliches is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.Highlighted by 95 Kindle customers
They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don’t say no.Highlighted by 92 Kindle customers
The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.Highlighted by 74 Kindle customers
If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn’t as cynical as real life.Highlighted by 64 Kindle customers
Never trust any ruler who puts his faith in tunnels and bunkers and escape routes. The chances are that his heart isn’t in the job.”Highlighted by 61 Kindle customers
You have the effrontery to be squeamish, it thought at him. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape—the great face pressed even closer, so that Wonse was staring into the pitiless depths of his eyes—we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.Highlighted by 56 Kindle customers
1The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
Books bend space and time. One reason the owners of those aforesaid little rambling, poky secondhand bookshops always seem slightly unearthly is that many of them really are, having strayed into this world after taking a wrong turning in their own bookshops in worlds where it is considered commendable business practice to wear carpet slippers all the time and open your shop only when you feel like it. You stray into L-space at your peril.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
That was how you got to be a power in the land, he thought. You never cared a toss about whatever anyone else thought and you were never, ever, uncertain about anything.Highlighted by 39 Kindle customers
Followed by Men at Arms.
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