Thursday, April 23, 2015

Discworld - Wizzard's Return

And so we come to the end of the first five books that I read back to back (to back...) when I first was introduced to Terry Pratchett: Sourcery.  And so I had to wait like everyone else from that point to read the next book.  I didn't yet realize the depths that Pratchett would take his books.  Aside from Mort, they still seemed to be more poking fun at the fantasy genre and not so much being general satire set in a fantasy world.  The next book is a return to (introduction to) the kingdom of Lancre and Pratchett's mash-up of Shakespeare.

Sourcery has many parts, but it hints at a prophecy without ever stating it.  And it also brings up that it is an end of the Disc prophecy that may or may not be true.  And of course the Disc doesn't end.  Pratchett also makes this the last book for a while that involves a Disc-spanning disaster.  He will go on from here to do mostly localized events.  Of course that doesn't mean that city destroying dragons, pocket universe/kingdoms, and wars won't be coming in the future.

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Appearing in this book:

Ankh-Morpork
Binky
Blind Io
Death
Herrena, the Henna Haired Harridan
Intelligent Rats
Klatch
Offler, the Crocodile-Headed God
Rincewind
The Archchancellor's Hat
The Dungeon Dimensions
The Four Horsemen
The Librarian
The Luggage
The Mended Drum
The Ramtops
Unseen University
Wuffles

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