This was one particular book in this series ( I have not been very orderly in pursuing them) that I laughed out loud for more than once.
This story has the usual Ankh-Morpork gang are in the background of this story. They are only some sort of puppet masters. The main lead of the story is Polly Perks who has set out to join the army in the hopes of finding her brother who is missing in action.
Their tiny country has been persistently waging war with its neighbour. A neighbour who might have more than a passing claim on the country itself. The wars have depleted the useful number of ‘men’ for battle.
Polly is aided along the way as well as constantly having to reorganize her strategy. They end up with a fresh off the desk solder for their lead and Polly learns quickly the art of strategic maneuvering.
The whole mission is chaos from the start to the finish and hilarious as well. There is the satirical side slipped in which is actually thought-provoking if you want to dig deeper.Watch out for the hidden funny bits.
Even if you are not a big fan of Terry Pratchett so far( That would be rare though), this is one that might change your mind.