|Plot Summary of Lords and Ladies|
The kingdom of Lancre is one of the smaller, mountainous countries on Discworld. Crop circles have started popping up of late, which means travel between alternate universes will become easier, and the elves (mean, nasty, cruel beings who bewitch everyone into thinking they are beautiful) are about to make their move. At the same time, Magrat, a young woman who was in training to be a witch, has been chosen by Verence II to be his queen and is learning the ropes of royalty. Granny Weatherwax the Borrower is back, as are several stumbling wizards and the orangutan librarian from Unseen University. Morris dancers also figure into the plot, and there are the usual sly references to such things as "Midsummer Nights Dream," Disney's Snow White, the Magnificent Seven, and Dirty Harry. Reasonably amusing, but not one of Pratchett's best in the series.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of Lords and Ladies|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- is very quick
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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