Carpe Jugulum: A Discworld Novel (Witches #6) (Paperback)
“The novel exudes the curious feel of old-fashioned vampire and Frankenstein legends. . . . Pratchett lampoons everything from Christian superstition to Swiss Army knives here, proving that the fantasy satire of Discworld ‘still ate’nt dead.’”—Publishers Weekly
An invasion of fashionable blood-sucking vampyres are no match for the wacky wands and zany spells of a coven of rural witches in this wonderfully entertaining Discworld novel from New York Times bestselling author Terry Pratchett.
In a fit of enlightened democracy and ebullient goodwill brought on by the birth of his new daughter, King Verence invites Uberwald’s undead, the sophisticated Magpyrs, into Lancre. Everyone knows you don’t allow vampires into your castle—unless you want permanent guests. Now that they’re here, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, fancy waistcoat-wearing, sun-loving stylish vampires have no intention of leaving . . . ever.
But the modern, urban Magpyres haven’t met their old-fashioned country neighbors yet.
Lacre’s coven of four—Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat, and young Agnes—don’t take kindly to murderous intruders. They know there's only one way to win a bloody fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say . . . Carpe Jugulum!
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Carpe Jugulum is the 6th book in the Witches collection.
The Witches collection in order:
- Equal Rites
- Wyrd Sisters
- Witches Abroad
- Lords and Ladies
About the Author
Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was the acclaimed creator of the globally revered Discworld series. In all, he authored more than fifty bestselling books, which have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.