The show must go on, as murder, mayhem and music run riot in the night The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...A huge, rambling building, where masked figures and hooded shadows do wicked deeds in the wings...Where dying the death on stage is a little bit more than a metaphor...Where innocent young sopranos are lured to their fateful destiny by an evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress...Where...There's a couple of old ladies in pointy hats eating peanuts in the gods and looking up at the big chandelier and saying things like: 'There's an accident waiting to happen if ever I saw one.' Yes...Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld's greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment, with murders you can really hum...)
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today.He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'.He was appointed OBE in 1998 and his first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. Maskerade is the eighteenth novel in his phenomenally successful Discworld series.