The Opera House, Ankh Morpork... a huge, rambling building, where masked figures and hooded shadows do wicked deeds in the wings... where dying the death on stage is a little bit more than just a metaphor... where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by an evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress...
Where... there's a couple of old ladies in pointy hats eating peanuts in the stalls and looking at the big chandelier and saying things like: 'There's an accident waiting to happen if ever I saw one'.
Yes... Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld's greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera.
So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum)
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (1948–2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days.
Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s, and has sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He is currently the second most-read ... (more)