Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett

Reviewed By
Karen Chisholm

There's something very apt about a Discword (number 22 in the series) Witches (number 6 in the sub-series) book that has the title CARPE JUGULUM. Not that I'm suggesting that Magrat or Agnes would get involved in that sort of grab, but I wouldn't be too sure about Nanny Ogg.

Being a big fan of the Witches sub-series it's always a joy when one pops up in the re-read (listening) queue that I've been undertaking this year, and this one is an excellent outing as always. Margrat is now Queen and has recently given birth to a daughter, Agnes is a third witch and Nanny Ogg is worried. Something's gone horribly wrong for Granny Weatherwax and that is most definitely Not. Like. Her. And then there's all these vampires, and the christening and Mightily Oats who seems to mean well, after all, he seemed to accept being strongly counseled about what's acceptable in a religious ceremony by Nanny, but still, something's odd in Lancre and Nanny's having none of it.



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Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

There are the witches: young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything; Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies; Nanny Ogg, who is far too knowing; and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble.

And the vampires are intelligent, with fancy waistcoats and lots of style. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future.

Review Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 4, 2020

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