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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Works by Terry Pratchett. She meets Christinewho is more popular and attractive but far less talented. The best I could do was realise there was more than a passing nod to The Diacworld of the Operawith Walter playing a central role. Maskerade is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchettthe eighteenth book in the Discworld series.


There’s a problem loading this menu maskefade the moment. I might not want her sticking around for too long but at least in this novel she was almost perfect. But knowing your librettoes from your libraries does not matter when a book is this good.

The Opera Ghost strikes again that evening when Undercroft is murdered and his body appears on display in the middle of performance. Meanwhile, the benign Ghost starts killing folks, requiring the intervention of Granny and Nanny Ogg. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


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The Opera House – Maskerade

Can’t you do that thing with the cards and glasses? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. High society and culture are probably about as far out discowrld you can get! I usually enjoy the Witches books a little more than the others. 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.

Something struck me part of the way through Maskerade that perhaps answers the slightly inconsistent nature of the disvworld few Discworld novels. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And because the theatre was fiction made flesh, she hated the theatre most of all.

Pero lo que he descubierto ha sido una de las mejores novelas del Mundodisco.

I do think Christina was a cardboard cut out of a character. The last time we saw the Witches, they were ushering off their third member into the perils of marriage, and to a King, no less. And Christine was just like a small fluffy animal.

This was also the first Discworld Novel where the first editions cover followed the ‘letterbox’ format used for hardcover reprints of previous books. They make no sense!!

There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. The gods help those who help themselves, that’s my motto. Carrot wants to turn the Watch into something worthwhile in Men at Arms. The story centers on some goings-on at an opera house.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. For the Carl Nielsen opera, see Maskarade. It’d be terrible if anything happened to [Christine] in the aftermath of her ‘fainting’ againeveryone says she shows such promise. It is also frequented by a masked “Ghost” who has often sent letters to the management reviewing performances and giving instructions.

Maskerade / Discworld – TV Tropes

Agnes speaks to and for so many women’s experiences so well that I’m amazed it was done by eiscworld man. With the loss of Magrat to her royal maskerase, Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax find themselves with a coven of two. Practically every character tries to be something they are not, from the cheesemonger turned opera house owner to the promising witch turned opera singer.

Sometimes you just have to go. As the name suggests, this book is all about masks, though it explores masks in a similar way that many other forms of literature explore masks.