Night Watch

Night Watch

Book - 2002 | First edition
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Sent back in time, Sam Vimes encounters a younger version of himself and gets mistaken for his former commander, a situation that prompts him to change the outcome of a rebellion.

Blackwell North Amer

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 . . .

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780060013110
Branch Call Number: SF Pratchett, T 100.28 2002
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 23 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.0 17.0 66783


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Dec 17, 2017

initially thought I had read to many Discworlds' back to back, however the story unfolded I ended up really enjoying this tale of time travel and revolution...engaging characters and the anti hero Vimes in both iterations very entertaining and thought provoking...

As another reviewer warned don't read to many back to back, but otherwise a wonderful book...

Jul 12, 2016

Another great Discworld novel

Jun 04, 2012

My favorite of the Discworld series. Vimes is a great original character in a great original series.

Be careful reading too many Discworld books back to back as some joke veins run through the whole series and begin to get repetitive if taken in large doses.

Jun 21, 2010

As always a good story. Don't know if I'd do that good of a job of bringing myself up. It is a good practice session for Sam as back in real time he is about to become a father.

neko Aug 22, 2009

Here's your chance to meet yourself and make sure your on the right track in life.


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