Date: September 30, 2003
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Mild Language, Violence
Novel of DiscWorld
happens when the religion of an entire country descends into the
realm of stupidity and takes the government with it? If you're in
the land of Borogravia on DiscWorld, comedy will certainly ensue.
is the official god of Borogravians, though he is somewhat inconsistent
about the do's and don'ts of his followers. For instance, babies
and the color blue have recently been added to the list of Abominations
to Nuggan, though the sky is blue and babies are necessary to perpetuate
the population of believers. Thus all but the diehard Nugganites
just pray to their Duchess, who sits on the throne of Borogravia.
At least she does, if the rumors of her death are not true.
is the reason Borogravia is at war with neighboring Zlobenia. The
crown prince of Zlobenia is the heir of the Duchess' throne-providing
she's dead, of course. The prince wants to know if Auntie Duchess
is indeed alive. The Borogravians want him to mind his own business,
but the war is going badly and the Borogravian recruiters are desperate
for volunteers. Things are so bad that the promised shilling is
no longer silver, but a paper IOU.
Perks doesn't care about all that. She only wants to find her brother.
Under the disguise of Oliver Perks, she joins the army. She is joined
by a vampire, a troll, an Igor and a few human men. Her band of
recruits is led by Sergeant Jackrum and they embark on an adventure
that will keep you in stitches-especially if you need a new arm
or leg, which the Igor will gladly sew on from the nearest cadaver.
up a copy of Monstrous Regiment and laugh your way through another
journey to DiscWorld.