Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034546

Sourcery Book Review:

'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 333
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780552166638

Sourcery Book Review:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. SOURCERY SEES THE RETURN OF RINCEWIND AND THE LUGGAGE AS THE DISCWORLD FACES ITS GREATEST - AND FUNNIEST - CHALLENGE YET.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 333
  • Relase : 2004-09
  • ISBN : 9780552152624

Sourcery Book Review:

All this books and stuff, that isn't what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry. All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of the place have ensured that it has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc. Which could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless of course one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-04-30
  • ISBN : 0062225723

Sourcery Book Review:

When last seen the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the edge of the world. Now, magically, he's turned up again, and this time he's brought the Luggage. But that's not all . . . Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son—a wizard squared (that's all the math, really). Who, of course, was a source of magic—a sourcerer.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 279
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1473200164

Sourcery Book Review:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic... a Sourcerer. Sourcery sees the return of Rincewind and the Luggage as the Discworld faces its greatest - and funniest - challenge yet.

The Rincewind Trilogy

The Rincewind Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0575072369

The Rincewind Trilogy Book Review:

"The Rincewind Trilogy" is a bumper volume containing the complete text of two novels and one novella, all starring one of the Discworld's most popular characters: the Wizard Rincewind and his irrepressible - and quite intractable - Luggage.

Equal Rites

Equal Rites
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034478

Equal Rites Book Review:

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.' Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her. Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon. But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Rincewind the Wizzard

Rincewind the Wizzard
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 649
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0739403451

Rincewind the Wizzard Book Review:

Includes "The Colour of Magic", "The Light Fantastic", "Sourcery" and "Eric".

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781473582897

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic Book Review:

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own - but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly - portentously - its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard.Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

Turtle Recall

Turtle Recall
  • Author : Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2012-11-08
  • ISBN : 9780575091214

Turtle Recall Book Review:

The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). The publication of Snuff brought the Discworld canon to 39 books - not including the various guides, mapps, diaries and other side-projects. That's a lot of Discworld to keep track of - more than most people can manage with just the one head - but fear not: help is at hand! If you're looking for the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated - certainly the most hilarious - setting in fantasy literature... If you need a handy guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis... If you want help telling Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen... If your life depends on being able to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons... ...look no further than Turtle Recall - the latest Discworld Companion, fully updated and completely up to Snuff!

The Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld
  • Author : Terry Pratchett,Jacqueline Simpson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2010-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781407034249

The Folklore of Discworld Book Review:

NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

The First Discworld Novels

The First Discworld Novels
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Collins Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0861404211

The First Discworld Novels Book Review:

This is how the Discworld began. Here is the sapient pearwood Luggage, a mobile trunk which launders any clothes put in it and incidentally homicidally defends its owner. Here is Twoflower, an innocent tourist in a world of nightmares and fairy tales

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
  • Author : Craig Cabell
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2011-10-27
  • ISBN : 9781843588641

Terry Pratchett Book Review:

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

The Rince Cycle

The Rince Cycle
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2015-07-07
  • ISBN : 1783191961

The Rince Cycle Book Review:

As a punishment, failed wizard Rincewind is given the task of guiding and safeguarding the Disc’s first tourist, Twoflower (with his magical luggage on legs). As they travel the city and beyond, they meet the world’s oldest hero, Cohen the Barbarian. With him, and with Bethan (a qualified sacrificial victim), they encounter druids, trolls, adventurers, a hairdresser and a power-crazed wizard. Oh, and Death. But not fatally. Did we mention that Rincewind also has to save the world from destruction by a huge red star that will collide with the Discworld at Hogswatch? The Rince Cycle is mostly based on The Light Fantastic, with bits of The Colour of Magic and Sourcery added for good measure.

Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2012-10-11
  • ISBN : 0552166669

Guards! Guards! Book Review:

âe~Vimes ran a practised eye over the assortment before him. It was the usual Ankh-Morpork mob in times of crisis; half of them were here to complain, a quarter of them were here to watch the other half, and the remainder were here to rob, importune or sell hotdogs to the rest.âe(tm) Insurrection is in the air in Ankh-Morpork. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. Captain Sam Vimes of the cityâe(tm)s ramshackle Night Watch is used to this. Itâe(tm)s enough to drive a man to drink. Well, to drink more. But this time, something is different âe" the Have-Nots have found the key to a dormant, lethal weapon that even they donâe(tm)t fully understand, and theyâe(tm)re about to unleash a campaign of terror on the city. Time for Captain Vimes to sober up.

Eric

Eric
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780575123151

Eric Book Review:

Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard... Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2008-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781407034966

Interesting Times Book Review:

'There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times . . .' This is the worst thing you can wish on a citizen of Discworld. Especially for the magically challenged Rincewind, who has already had far too much excitement in his life. Unfortunately, the unlucky wizard always seems to end up in the middle of, well, absolutely everything. So when a request for a 'Great Wizzard' arrives from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's obviously Rincewind who's sent. For one thing, he's the only one who spells wizard that way. Once again Rincewind is thrown headfirst into a dangerous adventure. For the oldest empire on the Disc is in turmoil and Chaos is building. And, for some reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a vital role in the coming war . . . 'Pratchett is a comic genius' Daily Express 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Pyramids

Pyramids
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 379
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 9780552134613

Pyramids Book Review:

Set in the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi, Pyramids follows the adventures and, more often, misadventures of Teppic, a teenage pharoah faced with a terror-filled world of mad high priests, sacred crocodiles, marching mummies and exploding pyramids.

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 9780552124751

The Colour of Magic Book Review:

On A World Supported On The Back Of A Giant Turtle (Sex Unknown), A Gleeful, Explosive, Wickedly Eccentric Expedition Sets Out. There S An Avaricious Buy Inept Wizard, A Naïve Tourist Whose Luggage Moves On Hundreds Of Dear Little Legs, Dragons Who Only Exist Ifyou Believe In Them, And Of Course The Edge Of The Planet&

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2022-04-28
  • ISBN : 1804990086

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

'Destiny is important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around.' Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the royal crown, both missing. Witches don't have these kinds of leadership problems themselves - in fact, they don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax is the most highly regarded of the leaders they don't have. But even she finds that meddling in royal politics is a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe. Particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off . . . 'Pratchett's Discworld books have made millions of people happy' Guardian 'I love Terry Pratchett' Caitlin Moran Wyrd Sisters is the second book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.