Men At Arms: (Discworld Novel 15) by Terry Pratchett
'PEOPLE OUGHT TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES ... THE PROBLEM IS, PEOPLE ONLY THINK FOR THEMSELVES IF YOU TELL THEM TO.'
Times are a-changing in Ankh-Morpork's Night Watch.
New recruits have been hired to reflect the city's diversity, including Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), and Lance-constable Angua (a woman ... full moons aside).
What's more, Captain Sam Vimes is getting married and retiring from the Watch. For good. Which is a shame, because no one knows the streets of Ankh-Morpork or its criminal underworld better than him.
And someone armed and dangerous has been getting ideas about power and destiny and lost kings, committing a string of seemingly random murders across the city.
The new recruits will need to learn fast ...
'Funny, wise and mock heroic . . . the best-crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express
Men At Arms is the second book in the City Watch series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.