Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.
Now read on…
When does it start?
There are very few starts. Oh, some things seem to be beginnings.
The curtain goes up, the first pawn moves, the first shot is fired – but that’s not the start. The play, the game, the war is just a little window on a ribbon of events that may extend back thousands of years.
Even so, she’d rather not.
‘You know,’ she said. ‘The Fair Folk. The Gentry. The Shining Ones. The Star People. You know.’
Nanny put her hand on the anvil, just in case, and said the word.
The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth.
It’s Midsummer Night – no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there’s more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there’s usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place – to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order.
Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. And even in a world of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and the odd orang-utan, this is going to cause real trouble. With lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.
17th – 23rd – Which author would you most like to interview, and why? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)
I’d love to chat to Madeline Miller or Natalie Haynes about all the Greek mythology research they’ve done.