|By (author):||Pratchett, Terry|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|FICTION / Fantasy / Humorous|
|FICTION / General|
|Size:||7.81in x 5.00in|
|From The Publisher*||NAMED AS ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 MOST INSPIRING NOVELS|
'It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination . . .'
Somewhere between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a magical world not totally unlike our own. Except for the fact that it travels through space on the shoulders of four giant elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an astronomically huge star turtle, of course.
Rincewind is the world's worst wizard who has just been handed a very important job: to look after the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, their journey across the Disc includes facing robbers, monsters, mercenaries, and Death himself.
And the whole thing's just a game of the gods that might send them over the edge . . .
'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian
'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times
The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.
|Review Quote*||Warm, silly, compulsively readable, fantastically inventive, surprisingly serious exploration in story form of just about any aspect of our world...-Evening Standard|
Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own-The Times
His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction-Mail on Sunday
|Biographical Note||Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.|