The Colour Of Magic

The Colour Of Magic

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 21/06/2012
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'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday


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 . . .

In the beginning there was…a turtle.

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.

Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.

But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land.

Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552166591
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 203g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 18 mm

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The Colour Of Magic
I first picked up this book after reading Jingo ( a book further on in the series) which I only read as I had not other books to read and a friend had left... READ MORE
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The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett- Book Review
The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett’s legendary and loveable Discworld series. The novel takes place on a disc-shaped world, floating... READ MORE
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The Colour Of Magic
Not the best in the series
I've read quite a few of the other Discworld novels but I decided to start again and read them all from the beginning - and I have to say I'm glad the firs... READ MORE
The Colour Of Magic
A good start to the Discworld novels
It is a good introduction of the characters and the whole starting of the Discworld on the back of the giant turtle supported by elephants and floating in ... READ MORE
Freya Bradley
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Series review
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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The Colour of Magic
I read this book years ago when at university as a mature student. It's fun, silly and has some old jokes with a twist. A film was made of it which really ... READ MORE
Colin Ham
The Colour Of Magic
I'd never read any Discworld books so I thought I'd try this one, the first in the series. Well I finally made it to the end, but I think my brain hurts fr... READ MORE
Peter Maw