Jingo by Terry Pratchett

I enjoyed this book but nowhere near as much as Guards ! Guards! , Men At Arms, and especially Feet of Clay, the three City Watch books before Jingo.

The gas-powered appearance of the island of Leshp causes an international incident between Ankh-Morpork and Klatch. Both countries claim this rock that rises out of the sea on day to the surprise of everyone apart from Leonard of Quirm.

An assassination attempt on a Klatchian prince in Ankh-Morpork heightens tensions and causes anti-Klatchian feeling. The city watch head across the sea to arrest the organiser of the attempt only to find an Ankh-Morpork army is there too to fight against the Klatchians.

The seemingly deposed Lord Vetinari also heads to Klatch in a submarine designed by Leonard to inspect the underside of Leshp.

Will Commander Vimes get to the bottom of the intricate assassination plot before a massive battle takes place that will leave many people dead? Will Vetinari come out on top against the people who thought they’d deposed him? And will the name 71-hour Ahmed be explained?

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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