Bookish Wednesday: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

Michael Blaker
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This week for Bookish Wednesday I’m covering the sequel to The Colour of Magic! It’s The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett!

Plot Synopsis: Rincewind has fallen from the edge of the Discworld. Meanwhile, the wizards of Ankh-Morpork discover from Death via a rite that the Discworld will soon be destroyed by a huge red star unless the eight spells of the Octavo are read: the most powerful spells in existence, one of which hides in Rincewind’s head.

Plot: The plot is just as silly as the previous book, and it’s absolutely wonderful. It has plenty of hijinks and adventures for poor Rincewind to muddle through with Twoflower and the Luggage.

Characters: We get introduced to a few new characters, one being Cohen the Barbarian who is a real treasure and probably my favorite of the newcomers. Death also shows back up, and he’s definitely my favorite character. Rincewind and Twoflower are amusing as ever. Ysabelle is another newcomer that amuses me and the rest of the newcomers are funny as well.

Overall: If you weren’t laughing out loud by the end of the first book, you should be by the end of this one.

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2 thoughts on “Bookish Wednesday: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett”

  1. Ok.. as much as I LOVE Pratchett.. how could you not do Douglas Adams on ‘towel day’?


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