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YMMV / Lords and Ladies

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  • Fridge Brilliance: Magrat's Talk to the Fist is triggered, in the narrative, by saying the queen's attack was "exposing the core." The core of a planet is typically a big concentration of iron.
  • Genius Bonus: Queen Ynci's name is somewhat reminiscent of the Iceni, a British tribe that was also famous for a chariot-riding warrior queen: Boudicca.
    • Pongo is the taxonomic nomenclature for the orangutan.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The descriptions of Granny's unstable mind after the thoughts from her alternate life start seeping in are rather unnerving given that Pratchett would later suffer from Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One American publisher completely got the wrong end of the stick and mentioned something about a football team in the synopsis (apparently a misunderstanding of the Morris Men). Pratchett dryly remarked that football was one subject he'd never write a Discworld book on. Years later, cue Unseen Academicals.
    • The description of the Elf queen's true form - triangular face, huge eyes, tiny mouth and nose - sounds rather similar to that of an anime character.
  • Recycled Script: The childhood connection between Esme Weatherwax and Mustrum Ridcully seems to be based on the one between Esme and Cutangle in Equal Rites (of course, like all early senior wizards in the series, Cutangle has presumably long since been assassinated).