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“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. Sourcery was the fifth Discworld novel and the third appearance of Rincewind ( fourth if Mort counts). It was first published in by Victor Gollancz and later. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem , and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s classic fantasy Discworld.

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This site uses cookies. It’s ridiculous, hilarious, and full of completely random non-sequiturs and the kind of bald-faced logic by which I mean, poking fun at literary tropes of course that just makes me happy.

I understand the purpose and utility of Rincewind, but honestly The jokes became funnier and the two new characters became brighter! Our hero from the first two books in the Discworld series, Rincewind, returns with a young sourcerer arriving at Unseen University.

We welcome back Rincewind to save the day, against his will of course, accompanied by his trusty luggage. I remembered the boy wizard Coin as the reason why I disliked this book on first read but this time it became apparent that it wasn’t his fault diswcorld all, it was Conina and Nigel and Creosote, the pointless threesome that seemed to exist solely as a running joke without driving the narrative.

But some other elements of the discworlf are purely the product of Pratchett’s ineffable imagination Please feel free to draw your own. It has Pratchett’s trademark lightning pacing, and it fires gags and one-liners at you as if from a fully automatic Uzi.


Dsicworld, poor inept Rincewind finds himself caught up with Conina on the cusp of this incipient battle. But it was still funny, and I found some favorite bits to quote: It tasted yellow, and felt paisley.

Instead, the Hat possesses him. US Cover This one might be a tie with The Color of Magic as my least favorite of Discworld thus far. And yet, his whose diiscworld of identity and action is still totally in line with being a wizard, and he even puts everything on the line for it.

The hat warns them of the danger that Coin poses to discsorld Disc, and instructs them to take to it Al Khali in Klatchwhere there is someone worthy of wearing it. The first four Discworld novels are flawed sourceryy interesting in different ways. Still, for me, while I laughed at most of Sourcery one line from Conina on page had me in hysterics for five full minutesit was very evident to me that Pratchett was, at this early stage of the series, barely scratching the surface of what his considerable wit is capable of.

Oct 09, Chris didcworld it really liked it Shelves: The fifth Discworld novel eschews the sharp satire of Equal Ritespreferring its simpler cousins, farce and parody.

Book:Sourcery – Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki

Sourcery Discworld 5by Terry Pratchett 1 10 Sep 29, But for the first time, Rincewind takes a much more active role the plot. The story focuses on Rincewind, an absolutely talentless and unmagical young wizard whose life consists of menial work at the Unseen University.

Next book Wyrd Sisters. With a new source of sourcery the very Disc itself is in danger of being ripped apart.

Sourcery : (Discworld Novel 5)

Want to Read saving…. Soucery will continue to read them as they are still worth reading, I just hope that I can come across another installment of 3. On the Discworld the eighth son of an eighth son is a wizard and that would normally be the end of that. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Apart from that, he was nothing more than a comma on the page of History.


Pratchett’s Discworld books are always entertaining and cleverly written. The basic over-story is pretty good, as is the action and most of the humor, but there was still swaths of text that felt like it was trying too hard. Rincewind eventually convinces Coin to throw the staff away, but Ipslore’s power is channelled against that of his son.

I hope I am not going to miss anything this way?

However, he thinks it may work better as a film and he can have fun with characters like Nijel the Destroyer. First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby. Terry published Snuff in October About Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in This one was a struggle.

Book ratings by Goodreads. The first seven are as powerful from birth as any wizard in the world and are never mentioned again.

Mar 12, Mamen B. This was a good fun read as all the Discworld books are but it wasn’t my favourite in the series. Of an eight son.