"Nightwatch" is arguably Terry Pratchett's best Discworld novel. If you want to see Duke Vimes at his copper best, this is the book for you. Cast back in time thirty years, he is stripped of the multi-species team he has built in the Watch. While Sybil is giving birth, Vimes must find a way home (and take a loopy killer back him), while revolution swirls through the streets of Ankh Morpork. Also on the scene are the recently recruited, and green as the woobly bits the rats won't even eat, Private Sam Vines, and an odd monk who sweeps out the station house. Fred Colon and a young Nobby Nobbs are also on the scene.
There's a whole lot of shakin' going on when a champion harpist goes to Ahnk-Morpork to pursue his musical genius. He quickly runs afoul of the Musicians' Guild and when a troll accidentally destroys his ancient harp, it looks like the big, wicked city has devoured another country boy. But instead, with the help of a dwarf horn player and an apologetic troll rock smasher, our hero goes in search for a another instrument. In a strange used instrument shop, he finds an ancient guitar and the Ahnk-Morpork has its first Guitar Hero.
When the guitar begins to play, music will never be the same. Groupies abound, wizards slick back their hair and channel James Dean, the Unseen University librarian gets funky on the organ, and Death's grand-daughter intercedes to save the ax-man from the traditional early death of guitar heroes.
Great fun for early Rock and Roll fans, as you play name that tune from the mono 45, Hot Wax days of rock.
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