25 February, 2012


Title: Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld
Genre: Fantasy/ Comedy Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Kindle

From Goodreads: 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.
What I thought:  I love the wizards of the Disc World. A bunch of doddering men who's main focus is not being killed off by wizards below them! But when sourcery  comes to the disc, all hell breaks lose. Once again it's up to Rincewind and the luggage to save the world - a position Rincewind despairs to find himself in again. This is once again a classic Pratchett read. It further explores the realm of the Disc World. Pratchett's ability to play with words finds you laughing out loud frequently. Some of my favourite gems follow.

The subject of wizards and sex is a complicated one, but as has already been indicated it does, in essence, boil down to this: when it comes to wine, women and song, wizards are allowed to get drunk and croon as much as they like.

"I'm not going to ride on a magic carpet!" he hissed. "I'm afraid of grounds." "You mean heights," said Conina. "And stop being silly." "I know what I mean! It's the grounds that kill you!"

Challenges: Ebook Challenge