Posts Tagged: Discworld

First Lines: Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. Pity he’s not very good at it. All he wants is three wishes granted. Nothing fancy—to be immortal, rule the world, have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him, the usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, he calls up Rincewind,… Read more »

First Lines: The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant is the twelfth Discworld novel I read, and my first foray into The Watch series. (Due to it’s size, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld-series could seem daunting to the uninitiated. It was to me. I started with the first few in chronological order, which drove me to the brink of giving up. When I… Read more »

First Lines: The Witches Trilogy

The Witches Trilogy bundles the first three Witches stories from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Equal Rites still deals with magic, witches, wizards, why men can’t be witches and women can’t be wizards, and all that. Wyrd Sisters examines how the power of words can affect reality, how such power doesn’t always turn out the way… Read more »

First Lines: Mort

The further I travel into the Discworld—that disc-shaped world atop four ginormous elephants standing on the back of the Great A’Tuin, the World Turtle, who swims through the immeasurable vastness of space—the more I want to know what else is going on there. In Mort Mort turns out to be as fit for the family… Read more »

First Lines: Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Diem: Latin for ‘seize the day.’ Carpe Noctem: Latin for ‘seize the night.’ Carpe Jugulum: Latin for ‘go for the throat.’ In Carpe Jugulum, the twenty-third Discworld novel, Terry Pratchett takes on vampires. Which means he takes the cliches and plays with them. Which is perfectly alright in my book. After all, isn’t that… Read more »