Reading progress update: I've read 283 out of 344 pages.

Guards! Guards!  - Terry Pratchett

Nobby looked down at the pond again. After a moment’s hesitation Colon joined him. They had the speculative faces of men who had seen many things, and knew that while you could of course depend on heroes, and kings, and ultimately on gods, you could really depend on gravity and deep water.

Another Pratchett truth.