The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did before he died was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his ...Show synopsisThe last thing the wizard Drum Billet did before he died was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic world of magic, he failed to check on the newborn baby's sex.Hide synopsis
Description:New. A dying wizard tries to pass on his power to an eighth son...New. A dying wizard tries to pass on his power to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered too late. As part of a republication of the three original Discworld novels...
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Description:New. Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling...New. 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. In Equal Rites, a dying wizard t.
Equal Rites is part of Pratchett's Disc World series, so familiarity with the basics would be helpful for any new reader. The theme in this volume has to do with a male-magic dominated forced to recognize that females have a right to access the higher ranks of magicdom. This is the story of a young girl who has magical powers and gifts, learns to use them, and eventually challenges the magical hierarchy for a place of her own.
Pratchett's is a master wordsmith-- his plays on words are clever, and his characters are unfailingly colorful. This volume, however, is thinner on story line than some of his other works. Good for a few hours of light reading and some good chuckles.
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