By Terry Pratchett
A tender Dwarf's Dream
Corporal Carrot has been promoted! He's now accountable for the hot recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld's maximum urban, from Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and such. It's an enormous task, quite for an followed dwarf.
But a bigger activity awaits. An historic rfile has simply printed that Ankh-Morpork, governed for many years by means of Disorganized crime, has a mystery sovereign! And his identify is Carrott...
And so starts off the main outstanding epic come upon of all time, or not less than all afternoon, within which the destiny of a city—indeed of the universe itself!—depends on a tender man's braveness, an old sword's magic, and a three-legged poodle's bladder.
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Men at Arms (Discworld, Book 15) by Terry Pratchett