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Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23) - Terry Pratchett Back in lancre, Magrat & Verence are having their child christened with all the ceremony that Lancre tradition demands. Verence, being a thoroughly modern king, has invited people from everywhere - unfortunately, he's also invited the Count Magpyr from Uberwald - he's a vampire, and he's not very nice. Vampires can't go anywhere without being invited, so they steam into lancre and intend to take over - and they have minimal opposition, with the exception of Nanny Ogg, Magrat & Agnes (Granny appears to have left) and the Omnian priest, who is in two minds about most things. There is, as you would expect, a grand showdown, and it all turns out for the best, but there are a few surprises and scares along the way. Although possibly not for the child, who, as a result of Magrat's dislike of her poorly spelled name, ends up with a rather unusual name...