can you tell

Words resemble fish in that some specialist ones can survive only in a kind of reef, where their curious shapes and usages are protected from the hurly-burly of the open sea. ‘Rumpus’ and 'fracas’ are found only in certain newspapers (in much the same way that 'beverages’ are found only in certain menus). They are never used in normal conversation.
—  Terry Pratchett, The Truth.

I can’t believe that when I was going on my big rant about how RtW and TtS are totally underrated I forgot to mention that in TtS Cassie discovers the reason the gods are so desperate to get back to earth. She literally learns the motivation behind the whole war, the overarching plot line that drives all the events in all the books and people say that ‘nothing happened.’