First lines: Equal Rites

Equal Rites (the third Discworld novel) deals with magic, witches and wizards. And why men can’t be witches and woman can’t be wizards. And more of that.

The first two Discworld novels I read were the first two Discworld novels. This third one (the sixth I read, despite what I claimed earlier) gets things right that those got wrong. The plot seems more focused, and I wasn’t actually totally indifferent about what happened to the characters. If I had kept up with the the chronological reading order, I think Equal Rites would have been enough for me to keep trying.

Terry Pratchett — 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 the these questions.