Am I glad that this is not the first Pratchett I read. He has been inspired by Isaac Asimov when he wrote this book which is a supposed Science Fiction. It was a huge let down and only served to remind me that even the best of us can make mistakes. Unless you want to read every book of his, I see no point in reading this one.
When looking at it objectively without attaching the Pratchett tag to it, it is not a bad read at all. Just that the book is a little disconnected at parts and could have been definitely better written. The plot revolves around Dom, the heir to an empire who faces multiple assassination attempts. Why it happens and how he escapes all of it to fulfill his destiny forms the crux of this book.