Equal Rites

Equal Rites

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 21/06/2012
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‘Persistently amusing, good-hearted and shrewd’ The Sunday Times

The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son.

Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check that the baby in question was a son.

Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it.

Let the battle of the sexes begin . . .

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552166614
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 199g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 18 mm

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Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are both brilliantly funny and very clever. His characters are well observed and the world jumps off the page at you. Eq... READ MORE
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Weird and fantastic
This book is Weird and fantastic this is about wizards and witches battle out to become a female wizard!
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I came to the discworld series through my brother who recommended it after reading the first four books. When I read the colour of magic book 5 had just be... READ MORE
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Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites
When wizard Drum Billet is about to die, he finds a newborn to follow his steps. Yet, there is a slight mistake, it is not the eighth son of an eighth son,... READ MORE
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So much more than just Fantasy
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett I give this book 4.5 stars This is my introduction into this author and the Discworld series. I think Terry Pratchett wa... READ MORE