Fiction Terry Pratchett Maskerade

ISBN 13: 9780061052514

Maskerade

4.06 avg rating
( 40,614 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061052514: Maskerade

It's true, there's a ghost in the Opera House of Ankh Morpork. Sardonic, flamboyant and, well, ghostly, it wears a bone-white Mask and terrorizes the entire company, including the immortal Enrico Basilica, who eats continuously even when he's singing. Mostly spaghetti with tomato sauce.

What better way to flush out a ghost than with a witch? Or even two! And Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg happen to be in Discworld's capital city trying to recruit a third (since three witches make a coven, and two make only an argument).

Enter the Opera's newest diva, the alarmingly fetching Perdita X. Nitt, who has such an astonishing range that she can sing harmony with herself, and is so agreeably large that she hangs out with the elephants in the cellar.

They say that inside every fat women there's a thin woman struggling to get out (or at least dying for chocolate). In Perdita's case, the thin woman is more ambitious, since she would also dearly love to be a witch.

Beginning to get the picture? One would hope so. For this isn't cheese. It's opera, which runs on a Catastrophe Curve. And to further complicate matters, there is a backstage cat named Greebo who occasionally becomes a person just because it's so easy. Not to mention Granny Weatherwax's old friend, Death, whose scythe arm is sore from so much use.

And who has been known to don a Mask...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. A ghost in a white mask is murdering, well, quite a lot of people, and two witches (it really isn't wise to call them "meddling, interfering old baggages"), or perhaps three, take a hand in unraveling the mystery. Fans of the popular Discworld will be happy to see some old friends again in Maskerade, the 18th novel in the series. --Blaise Selby

About the Author:

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Terry Pratchett
Published by Harper Voyager (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052515 ISBN 13: 9780061052514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Remaindered Marked. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061052515

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper Voyager 1997-09-12 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052515 ISBN 13: 9780061052514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager 1997-09-12, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Remaindered Marked. 0061052515 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061052515

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Terry Pratchett
Published by Harper Voyager (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052515 ISBN 13: 9780061052514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061052515

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pratchett, Terry
Published by Harper Voyager
ISBN 10: 0061052515 ISBN 13: 9780061052514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061052515 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0952771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds