What happens when Terry Pratchett and the tale of the magic flute meet? The answer is this book. Of course this is not a story, so the magic boy, his cat and mice are a well organized mob that sets up mice infestations just to collect money to free towns from rodents. But Überwald is a county where chilling things are bound to happen. So the new town looks pretty strange even to this oddly assorted gang.
The usual Pratchett humor and wit are in this book as well. Although this is not one of my favorite Pratchett’s book, this is nonetheless a pleasant reading and some thoughts of the writer about intelligence, conscience and consciousness are really good food for thoughts.