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Encyclopedia > Men at Arms
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series

15th novel – 2nd City Watch story
Outline
Characters: The City Watch
Havelock Vetinari
Locations: Ankh-Morpork
Motifs:
Publication details
Year of release: 1993
Original publisher: Victor Gollancz
Hardback ISBN: ISBN 0-575-05503-0
Paperback ISBN: ISBN 0-552-14028-7
Other details
Awards:
Notes: Adapted as a play by Stephen Briggs.

Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett first published in 1993. It is the second novel about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is a British fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Discworld series. ... This article is about the novels. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (544x800, 240 KB)Men at Arms cover, from http://www. ... Coat of arms of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. ... Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Victor Gollancz (April 9, 1893–February 8, 1967) was a British publisher, socialist, and humanitarian. ... Stephen Briggs is, in his own words, a civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics. However, through his drama work, he has become heavily involved with the subsidiary works and merchandise surrounding Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... The Sword of Honour trilogy by Evelyn Waugh is his look at the Second World War. ... Man-at-arms was a medieval term for a soldier, almost always a professional. ... This article is about the novels. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is a British fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Coat of arms of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. ...


Plot

Edward d'Eath, son of a down-and-out noble family, is determined to track down the lost heir to Ankh-Morpork's throne, and place him as leader, no matter how many people he has to kill.


Meanwhile, Captain Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is confronted by new problems. About to be married to Sybil Ramkin, richest woman in Ankh-Morpork, he has to deal with the new recruits first: a dwarf, a troll, and a werewolf, representatives of ethnic minorities in the city. He also has to figure out who stole a mysterious device from the Assassins' Guild and solve a string of gruesome, seemingly random murders. Samuel Sam Vimes is a fictional policeman from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This name refers to several real and fictional organizations: The Ankh-Morpork Assassins Guild (from the Discworld series of novels) A kind of live-action role-playing group found at several universities and colleges [1] [2] [3][4] where players act out the roles of assassins in competitive games. ...


Translations

  • Въоръжени мъже (Bulgarian)
  • Muži ve zbrani (Czech)
  • Te wapen (Dutch)
  • Relvis mehed (Estonian)
  • Vartiosto valmiina palvelukseen (Finnish)
  • Le Guet des Orfèvres (French), the 36 Quai des Orfèvres is one of the addresse of Paris's Prefecture of Police
  • Helle Barden (German) (Meaning "bright (clever) bards", though "Hellebarde" means halberd)
  • אנשי המשמר (Anashey HaMishmar, lit. Men of the Guard) (Hebrew)
  • Uomini d'arme (Italian)
  • Zbrojni (Polish)
  • К оружию! К оружию! (Russian) (Meaning To Arms! To Arms!)
  • Oružane snage (Serbian)
  • Hombres de armas (Spanish)
  • En man på sin vakt (Swedish)

The Préfet de Police is an official of the Government of France who supervises police and emergency services to Paris and the surrounding eight departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Essonne, Yvelines and Val dOise, and has other security duties...

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  • Quotes from Men at Arms
Reading order guide
Preceded by
Lords and Ladies
15th Discworld Novel Succeeded by
Soul Music
Preceded by
Theatre of Cruelty
3rd City Watch Story
Published in 1993
Succeeded by
Feet of Clay

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