The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

 

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 5 out of 5

The Colour of MagicThe story

Terry Pratchett’s profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett’s maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins — with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.

 

My take on it

The first of Terry Pratchett’s novels and the one that got me hooked. Wonderful detail and world-building.

It introduces Cohen the Barbarian, now over 100 years old but still keen on fighting and chasing girls. And when he catches them? Nothing like soft female hands for rubbing liniment on aching legs!

Death is a scary 7-foot skeleton that envies humans for their domesticity. He tries so hard to copy them but never gets it quite right…

So many memorable characters nestled in one of the most complete and amazing worlds you’ll ever immerse yourself in.Treat yourself and start reading the Discworld novels. You won’t regret it!!

The books are becoming harder to find, particularly with the stunning artwork displayed in the cover above.

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Witches Abroad by Terry Prachett

 

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

witches-abroad-2The story

Be careful what you wish for…

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unfortunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it’s up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn’t marry the Prince.

But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who’ll stop at nothing to achieve a proper “happy ending”—even if it means destroying a kingdom.

My take on it

A true classic by a writing genius. Terry Pratchett was taken from us far too soon. This book is based on Shakespeare’s MacBeth except the witches have the main role. Meet some of the most kickass, eccentric old ladies (and a younger one) you’ll ever encounter!

Written in Terry’s typical rambling yet never boring style, I have read and re-read this particular book over and over again for the last 20 years.

Imaginative, exciting story-telling pulls you into the magical world of the Discworld, carried on the back of the Great A’Tuin the World Turtle. Need I say more? Go and read it, it’ll grip you and will never let you go!

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