Maskerade (Discworld, #18)
The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (nee... show more
The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita's expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. But at least it's an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. Once Granny sets her mind on something, however, it's difficult -- and often hazardous -- to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they've seen Ankh-Morpork.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 25th 2004
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#18)
‘Right! Let’s do some good!’ she said, to the universe at large. Need I say anything more about the Granny Weatherwax, the speaker of this line? She is still one of the best characters in fiction. In Maskerade, Granny and Nanny are faced with the difficulty of being a coven of only two witches. The...
How I empathized with Agnes, cursed with a good personality and nice hair, instead of a trim figure and a pretty face. Knowing that she was always expected to be calm and sensible and capable, resenting it, and yet unable to help herself in always being the calm and sensible and capable one in a cri...
Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches subseries of Discworld. I usually enjoy the Witches books a little more than the others. I didn’t think this one was as uproariously funny as Wyrd Sisters or Witches Abroad, but I did enjoy it. The story centers on some goings-on at an opera house. The...
Series: Discworld #18 This book is like an old friend. I don’t think it was the first Discworld book that I read, but I think it may have been the first one that I bought. I’m still reading the same copy, and I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve read it. It’s basically about opera on t...
Nanny Ogg manages to write a best selling cooking book, but after Granny Weatherwax discovers that the publisher has stiffed Ogg out of a load of royalties they head off to Ankh-Morpork to set things right.Agnes Nitt, tired of being the girl with a nice personality has also headed off there to join ...
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