|Publication date||25th September 2003|
|Main characters||Polly Perks, Sergeant Jackrum, Sam Vimes|
|All data relates to the first UK edition.|
It was a sudden strange fancy...
Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time...
And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.
All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well... they have the Secret. And as they take the war to the heart of the enemy, they have to use all the resources of... the Monstrous Regiment.
- Grand Duchess Annagovia
- General Froc
- Major Clogston
- Lieutenant Blouse (of the Tenth Infantry)
- Private Lart Hubukurk the younger
- Private Joe Hubukurk the elder (retired)
- Sergeant-Major Jack Jackrum
- Corporal Strappi
- Polly Perks
- "Tonker" Halter
- "Shufti" Manickle
- "Wazzer" Goom
- "Lofty" Tewt
Zlobenians and other neighboring countries
- Prince Heinrich
- Samuel Vimes (of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch)
- Angua von Überwald
- Buggy Swires
- Reg Shoe
- Clarence Chinny (Consul to Zlobenia)
- William de Worde (of the Ankh-Morpork Times)
- Otto Chriek (of the Ankh-Morpork Times)
- Ronald Rust
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