Friday 22 December 2023

Maskerade (Discworld #18 , Witches #5) by Terry Pratchett - A Review

 “Nanny's philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. It had never let her down.”
― Terry Pratchett, Maskerade

I am listening the Discworld books on audio and so far I really like them. I have started with the Witches series and Maskerade is the 5th installment in this sub-series. 

This book is actually a parody of The Phantom of the Opera story and our witches are travelling to Ankh-Morpork and visit the opera house. They want to convince Agnes to join their coven and not become an opera singer but while they are there some mysterious murders are starting to happen.

I think that Maskerade was the funniest of the Witches' books that I have red so far . The book is a humorous and adventurous tale with a touch of satire in it. It is fast-paced with lovable characters.
I have the rest of the series on audio, so I will definitely continue.

Rating: 4 Stars

About the book:

'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness....'

The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show.

Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven.

Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter.

And the show MUST go on....

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!
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