Night watch: a novel of Discworld
This morning, Commander Vimes of the City Watch had it all. He was a Duke. He was rich. He was respected. He had a silver cigar case. He was about to become a father.
This morning he thought longingly about the good old days.
Tonight, he's in them.
Flung back in time by a mysterious accident, Sam Vimes has to start all over again. He must get a new name and a job, and there's only one job he's good at: cop in the Watch. He must track down a brutal murderer. He must find his younger self and teach him everything he knows. He must whip the cowardly, despised Night Watch into a crack fighting force -- fast. Because Sam Vimes knows what's going to happen. He remembers it. He was there. It's part of history. And you can't change history . . .
But Sam is going to. He has no choice. Otherwise, a bloody revolution will start, and good men will die. Sam saw their names on old headstones just this morning -- but tonight they're young men who think they have a future. And rather than let them die, Sam will do anything -- turn traitor, burn buildings, take over a revolt, anything -- to snatch them from the jaws of history. He will do it even if victory will mean giving up the only future he knows.
For if he succeeds, he's got no wife, no child, no riches, no fame -- all that will simply vanish. But if he doesn't try, he wouldn't be Sam Vimes.
And so the battle is on. He knows how it's going to end; after all, he was there. His name is on one of those headstones. But that's just a minor detail . . .
Level 5, 17 Points
|Grouped Work ID||81818220-1a64-8b7c-1c53-40f072d28965|
|Grouping Title||night watch|
|Grouping Author||terry pratchett|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-26 14:21:50PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-26 14:22:34PM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780060013110|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he's lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won't leave well enough alone. This Discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and impending first child. Worse still, the murderer he's pursuing has been transported back also. Worst of all, it's the eve of a fabled street rebellion that needlessly destroyed more than a few good (and not so good) men. Sam Vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks—though it could cost him his own personal future. Plus there's a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing, an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes.
|local_callnumber_addison||FANT PRATCHET T.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Discworld (Imaginary place)|
Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
Time travel -- Fiction
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Night watch / Terry Pratchett
Night watch : a novel of Discworld [electronic resource] / Terry Pratchett
|title_sub||a novel of Discworld|
|topic_facet||Discworld (Imaginary place)|
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character)