Men at Arms is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, the second to feature the City Watch. [Here are my other reviews of the Discworld books I've read so far.]
[SPOILERS TO GUARDS! GUARDS! FOLLOW.]
Ankh-Morpork’s City Watch faces an equal opportunity employment programme and has to deal with new recruits, among them dwarfs, trolls and werewolves. As if that wasn’t enough Captain Vimes is about to get married to Sybil Ramkin, richest woman in the city. And somebody stole a mysterious object from the Assassin’s Guild. Oh, and there are quite a few seemingly unconnected murders to solve.
At the same time, Edward d’Eath, discredited assassin, is convinced to be able to solve all of Ankh-Morpork’s problems by reinstating the king, whose heir just happens to be in the city. At least according to Edward.
I have to admit that I read this book 3 months ago and I’m already fuzzy on the details. I know I liked it, though it’s probably my least favourite Watch novel so far (I’ve arrived at the Fifth Elephant in the meantime). And I still know the general whereabouts of the plot. But that’s about it.