Fantasy, Fiction, Satire

Pratchett, Terry: Guards! Guards!


“Here there be dragons…and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. … Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all…).”

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Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites (1987)

“This building is frightened of thunderstorms,” said Granny. “It could do with comforting.”

Very carefully, without knowing exactly why, he reached out and gave the wall a friendly pat.

“There, there,” he said.

Strangely enough, he felt a lot better.

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Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites (1987)

For the first time in her life Granny wondered whether there might be something important in all these books people were setting such store by these days, although she was opposed to books on strict moral grounds, since she had heard that many of them were written by dead people and therefore it stood to reason reading them would be as bad as necromancy.