BlurbMonstrous Regiment is the 31st novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. It takes its name from the anti-Catholic 16th century tract by John Knox, the full title of which is The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.
The cover illustration of the British edition, by Paul Kidby, is a parody of Joe Rosenthal's photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Monstrous Regiment was nominated for a Locus Award in 2004.
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A rather enjoyable read, and despite it being within the Discworld the story can easily be read without any prior knowledge. Polly is a lovable protagonist who you will find yourself cheering on from the onset. The supporting cast are all managed greatly, although at times it feels as though some of them fall to the wayside. The ending isn't very predictable but at the same time is not completely out of left field. By far one of my favorite books by Pratchett to date.
Never read a Discworld book before (or after, for that matter), but this one required NO knowledge of it at all. Pretty funny and easy to read. I really liked the gang, although some member might come a little too short and don't get the attention I thought they would deserve ;) Pretty good ending with a nice twist, but in retrospect I'm not sure I was satisfied with it.