Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (The Discworld Series: Book 14)

9/10 I think I might be in love with Nanny Ogg.

Lords and Ladies is one of fantasy author Mark A. Cropper's favourite books. Mark kindly took the time to tell FantasyBookReview.co.uk why he rates the book so highly. Mark is the author of the highly enjoyable epic fantasy novel The Wizard of Rainbows.

Terry Pratchett’s books have always been a bit of an enigma to me. On one hand they’re light, funny and almost poke fun at the Fantasy Genre. On the other; they often, if not always, contain a darkness which can be almost startling. My overall feeling about them is that he tends towards the former. It doesn’t stop me loving them but I often feel a bit cheated. Then there is “The Lords and Ladies”. Here he got the balance right. On the funny side, I’ll be forever jealous that it wasn’t me who solved the Schrodinger’s "cat in a box" puzzle. On the darker side, remember to always keep the iron horse-shoe over your door lest The Lords and Ladies come calling. You’ll have to read it to understand. Do. It will be more than worth your while.

The Lords and Ladies is one of a series of books about the Witches. “Equal Rights”, “The Weird Sisters.” and “Witches Abroad.” and after it come several more. All are worth reading and reading the three first will greatly add to the enjoyment of The Lords and Ladies. However, I reckon that this is the best of them though and actually I thinks it’s the best of all his Disc-World Books.

Ps, I think I might be in love with Nanny Ogg.

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Terry Pratchett's The Discworld Series series


The Colour Of Magic

The Discworld Series: Book 1
8/10

The Light Fantastic

The Discworld Series: Book 2
9/10

Mort

The Discworld Series: Book 3
9/10

Lords and Ladies

The Discworld Series: Book 14
9/10

Night Watch

The Discworld Series: Book 28
10/10

A Hat Full of Sky

The Discworld Series: Book 32
10/10

The Wee Free Men

The Discworld Series: Book 30
10/10

Wintersmith

The Discworld Series: Book 35
10/10

Going Postal

The Discworld Series: Book 33
9/10

Making Money

The Discworld Series: Book 36
9/10

Unseen Academicals

The Discworld Series: Book 37
10/10

Feet of Clay

The Discworld Series: Book 19
8/10

Guards! Guards!

The Discworld Series: Book 8
8/10

Jingo

The Discworld Series: Book 20
9/10

The Fifth Elephant

The Discworld Series: Book 24
10/10

Sourcery

The Discworld Series: Book 4
8/10

I Shall Wear Midnight

The Discworld Series: Book 38
9/10

Equal Rites

The Discworld Series: Book 3
9/10

Snuff

The Discworld Series: Book 39
9/10

Raising Steam

The Discworld Series: Book 40
9/10

Monstrous Regiment

The Discworld Series: Book 31
9/10

The Shepherds Crown

The Discworld Series: Book 41
7/10

Lords and Ladies reader reviews

from United States

Wonderful fun read; Terry Pratchett is able to integrate multiverse quantum mechanics (Stibbons) with borrowing (Granny) with Romance (Verence and Magrat, Weatherwax and Ridcully, Nanny Ogg and Casanunda) with the science of roundworld (Stibbons, the Librarian) with a hilarious parody an Tolkien's elves, and unicorns, dwarves and event Death; and it all fits in the mileux and makes sense. What a wonderful story in a wonderful world with wonderful characters. The only drawback it that it helps immensely to have read the other books in the series to get the best laughs and tears. I truly love the Witches because I am a small town rural physician who did go away to university to study medicine and science only to come back, I find the withces and Lancre hilarious.

from England

One of the best Discworld books, this has all the best characters both regular and intermittent (Count Casanunda, a work of genius) and most importantly, no bloody Rincewind (sorry, but he just gets on my nerves!!) P.S. Ridcully and Granny Weatherwax - it's really obvious when you think about it, isn't it?

9.3/10 from 3 reviews

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