Sourcery Discworld

Published Sept. 10, 2014 by Orion Publishing Co.


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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 sorcerer.

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I have a confession to make, Rincewind the Wizard is not my favorite Discworld character, he's not even in my top five. I know he's one of Terry Pratchett's most beloved characters, and he is very endearing. With his inadequacies as a wizard and inability to stay out of trouble, he's a very effective character to use in stories with punch-line and slapstick humor.

But, in my opinion, the Discworld is inhabited by many far better and more interesting characters than Rincewind.

Thankfully, in Sourcery, the fifth Discworld novel and the third novel featuring Rincewind, we've previously met him in The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic, he's joined by a large cast of characters that help to make the story something more than just physical humor.

“Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn't. Paranoids only think everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it.” ― …

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