Terry Pratchett’s Thud! is, annoying punctuation and all, the thirtieth Discworld novel. Or possibly the thirty-first. I’ve sort of lost count somewhere along the way. What’s impressive, though, is that after dozens of volumes of Discworld, Pratchett’s still capable of writing something that’s pretty damn good. This is a Vimes and ethnic tension book, with flavors of Uberwald mixed in for good measure, and it’s about what you’d expect from that.
If you’re reading Pratchett, keep on keepin’ on; if you’re not, start, but not with this one.