Guards! Guards!

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Guards! Guards!
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (abridged);
Nigel Planer (unabridged)
TBC (new)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
Release number
Sub-seriesThe Watch
Publication date
Preceded byPyramids 
Followed byEric 


This is where the dragons went.

They lie...not dead, not asleep, but...dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...

Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel – and after this, dragons will never be the same again!

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2016-02-10 Radio Morpork “Enter the Dragon (and the Coppers)”
2018-06-08 Pratchat “The Curious Incident of the Dragon and the Night Watch”
2019-06-15 The Death of Podcasts “Guards! Guards!”
2019-09-28 Wyrd Sisters “Guards! Guards!”
2020-03-29 Desert Island Discworld “Nate Crowley and Guards! Guards!”
2020-05-12 Who Watches the Watch “Wear Your Protective” (1/3)
2020-05-20 Who Watches the Watch “Fear of Monkeys by the Ooking Heads” (2/3)
2020-05-26 Who Watches the Watch “Vimes for Vendetta” (3/3)
2020-07-06 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “The Flamey Flame” (1/3)
2020-07-13 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Coming Out With A Dragon Under His Arm” (2/3)
2020-07-20 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Low Expectangents” (3/3)
2020-07-28 The Compleat Discography “Guards! Guards!”
2021-09-11 Disc Coverers “Guards! Guards!”
2021-11-24 Nanny Ogg's Book Club “Guards! Guards!”
2022-02-02 The Disc-Course “Send in the Guards” (1/6)
2022-02-16 The Disc-Course “Noir Detective to Wife Guy Pipeline” (2/6)
2022-03-02 The Disc-Course “Ankh-Morpork Ruined My Life” (3/6)
2022-03-16 The Disc-Course “Dragon Eye Joe” (4/6)
2022-03-30 The Disc-Course “Nobby Pussy Indulgence” (5/6)
2022-04-13 The Disc-Course “Rage Pee” (6/6)
2022-03-28 Stuck on Arrakis "Discworld Book Eight"
2023-01-31 Beyond the Bindings “Guards! Guards! - Discworld 8"

Other appearances

Episodes where there's significant discussion of the book, but it's not the focus of the episode.

Date Show Episode External link
2013-03-24 The Pratchett Podcast TPP 15[1]
2021-09-02 Fiction Fans Cold Comfort Farm & Guards! Guards!


To be added: audiobooks.

External links


  1. Post with info only; audio no longer available.