I have read all of the discword books up to "The Thief of Time", and now I have a question. Or since I'm guessy Terry doesnt stop by here often *wink* more of a statement. I have a really bad memory, but some things dont make sense to me. Some characters just fade away (here for 1 book, then into the background) But it seems they just disappear. Mort and (Isabel?) die in a carraige accident..Coin is never heard of again. Eric is another one, although for some strange reason the mutt sticks around till the end (Gaspode). Magrat takes a back seat to Agnes. I would have liked to see a reappearance by Coin...its not like sourcerors grow on trees, and by some of the latter books he would be in his late 20's-early 30's. Lord Vetinari is from Uberwald, correct? I havent read the last few new books..but...is it just me, or do a few characters allude to him being somewhat *special*? Thin..pale..rarely/barely ever eats. Stays up all hours of the night. Call me dense, but more then once it seems like they allude to him being of a somewhat "more then human" nature. I know its probably nothing, but then again, why hint at something thats not there? Last but not least...about when that lame priest gets hammered by Esme for his beliefs, and gets "proven" that Om isnt a real "God". Shouldnt the turtle have had some effect? Since theoretically the "gods" are made by belief, and as I remember, Om was now one of the big guys, shouldnt a Omish priest be somewhat holy? If they were in any other country and said, "Jeez, who believes in Io, you know the gods dont exist" they had better be standing close to a tall grounded building. Just a thought.