There was a man and he had eight sons. Apart from that, he was nothing more than a comma on the page of History. It’s sad, but that’s all you can say about some people. But the eighth son grew up and married and had eight sons, and because there is only one suitable profession for … Continue reading Discworld Read-a-thon 5 — Sourcery
Discworld Read-a-thon 4 — Mort
This is the bright candlelit room where the lifetimers are stored — shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every living person, pouring their fine sand from the future into the past. The accumulated hiss of the falling grains makes the room road like the sea.This is the owner of the room, stalking … Continue reading Discworld Read-a-thon 4 — Mort
Discworld Read-a-thon 3 — Equal Rites
This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn’t pretend to answer all or any of these questions. It may, however, help to explain why Gandalf never got married and why Merlin was a man. Because this is also a story … Continue reading Discworld Read-a-thon 3 — Equal Rites
Discworld Read-a-thon 2 — The Light Fantastic
The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.Opening lines of The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett Time to delve into book two in the Discworld series! To the best of my knowledge (or more accurately, my memory) this is the only time when a book in the series … Continue reading Discworld Read-a-thon 2 — The Light Fantastic
Discworld Read-a-thon 1 — The Colour of Magic
"In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part..."Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic Those opening lines had me once again grinning from ear to ear in anticipation of what was to come. Those lines are the first words you'll … Continue reading Discworld Read-a-thon 1 — The Colour of Magic
The RPG Discworld Read-a-thon!
Great A'Tuin, by Paul Kidby Come with me and step into a second hand set of dimensions, as we read through the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, one book at a time. Starting this month (May 2021), as we celebrate 50 years of Pratchett, we'll be digging into The Colour of Magic, first book in … Continue reading The RPG Discworld Read-a-thon!