Maskerade. There are strange goings-on at the Opera House is Ankh-Morpork, in the 18th Discworld novel. Buy Now. Amazon (US). Synopsis. “I thought: opera. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld’s greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. Naturally there’s going to be trouble, but at. A description of tropes appearing in Maskerade. The 18th Discworld novel, and the fourth or fifth in the ‘witches’ theme. Its purpose within the theme is to .

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UL Edition and misspelled version. Both are wonderful and entertaining examples of gothic and operatic! There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children.

The Opera House – Maskerade

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Nanny achieves things because of people, Granny does so in spite of them — or, sometimes, to spite them. Stealing away to Ankh-Morpork, she soon finds herself and her amazing voice as a vocal understudy to the skinnier but much dumber and less melodious Christine.

Of my many reactions to the story, this twist I did not expect. They are just such fun to read about. Kaskerade, Agnes, the hopeful addition to Granny Right! The discwold “Phantom of the Opera” used to drive me crazy. Who is more real, me or the other me? The Witches series continuous to be witty and hilarious, but all I can really say about it is that the book is good. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Singing under her pseudonym of Perdita X.

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My least favorite Discworld books have always been the straight parodies of things, so I was a bit surprised that I ended up enjoying this one so much although I do love Phantom of the Opera. Of course, it would have been nice to see some perspective on the pressures women have to face to be skinny, stay skinny, and be dumb on Christina’s side of the fence.


Which is a pity, because it’s a fantastic book, and I wish I’d re-read it earlier. The Witches series in Discworld has to be my favorite because of the strong female leads and how it deals with feminist issues. As it turns out, opera is much less about singing and more about superstition, mysterious strangers coming out of mirrors, vicious murders, and catty sniping.

It’s a mystery as to what’s going on, but at no point do any of our main characters feel at risk. So they are trying to recruit a witch called Anges but she is more than reluctant since she wants to become an Opera singer.

The twist and turns of the story. Due to her alternate persona, Perdita, she isn’t nice to her friend Christine. Agnes, though, has no interest in witches, and wants to be an opera singer. Dream, disdworld joined the opera.

Which is authentic, and which is derivative? Practically every character tries to be something they are not, from the cheesemonger turned opera house owner to the promising witch turned opera singer. Ma A psychiatrist, dealing with a man who fears he is being followed by a large and terrible monster, will endeavour to convince him that monsters don’t exist.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Very obviously a young woman. Ma Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. Plus it’s a riff on Phantom of the Opera which isn’t a favorite story or opera with me. The phantom of the opera is one of my all time favourite musicals and Terry really shows its dues in this novel.


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Nanny is sick of making the tea, Granny is bored, they need a third junior witch to complete their coven and they need adventures to stave off the craziness that can envelope the mind of a bored yet powerful witch see the ad So great to get back maslerade a book with Pratchett doing what he did best after the poor punfest that was Soul Music and the silly adventures of Rincewind in Interesting Times, Maskerade is about the witches and you can’t go wrong with Granny and Nanny running riot with things.

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Like on page 3, “Lightning prodded the crags like an old man trying to get an elusive blackberry pip out of his false teeth. Discworld Novel 22 Discworld Novels.

Es divertido, pero Es posible que las brujas sea mi saga favorita de lo que llevo de Mundodisco. Opera happens because of a large number of things amazingly fails to go wrong, Mr Bucket. Product details Mass Market Paperback: In Maskerade, Granny is bored, agitated and in need of a change. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And she doesn’t hold with that sort of thing. Retrieved from ” https: Can you read this as a stand alone book, or do you need to read the other books in the series first?

But, Perdita, have you ever heard of the words “star quality”? That was the burden she had to bear. But I might let you learn. Refresh and try again.