Comments for Lords and Ladies
Lords and Ladies: 08/28/14
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett is the fourteenth Discworld novel. It is one of many elf books I've been reading in recent months. It hasn't been a planned thing, just a recurring theme.
Magrat has a wedding to plan and lots of queenly duties to learn. She has decided to give up being a witch (though in Discworld that's easier said, than done). Meanwhile, somethings afoot at the Dancers — Lancre's Stonehenge.
Granny Weatherwax knows who is coming through and she tries to warn the others. Unfortunately everyone has forgotten the truth behind the stories and the meaning of the stones. And so into the chaos of a royal wedding, the lords and ladies make their escape.
In reading the witch stories after reading the Tiffany Aching books, I can see how they were the blue prints. Lords and Ladies felt like a mixture of Wee Free Men and I Shall Wear Midnight, especially when comparing nervous, pre-Queen Magrat to confident, Queen Magrat. There is also Granny Weatherwax's first attempt to communicate with a hive of bees.