I've been a Pratchett fan for many a moon, and one of the things that I love is that his writing, his characters, and his world continue to deepen and grow richer with age. This latest addition to the Discworld features a relatively new character, Moist von Lipwig, who recently debuted in Going Postal. Although Moist found his second chance in Going Postal, there were still some issues left unresolved, and in this new novel Lord Vetinari has some further challenges in store for him.
Despite the fact that Vetinari runs the most efficient city on the Discworld, there are always those who think that they could do one better - for themselves, if not for anyone else. As Sam Vimes wonderfully observed some books ago, the word "privilege" originally derives from the idea of "private law" - that is, one law for those who can afford it and another for the poor sods who can't. Moist finds himself in the position, once again, of entertaining the many at the expense of the rich few - not necessarily out of any Robin Hood-like instinct, but because he can't resist riding the absolute edge of the danger wave.
Another wonderful gem from the mind of Terry Pratchett.