Posts Tagged: Terry Pratchett

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: Good Omens

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, that nice* and accurate tome of prophecies by the witch Agnes Nutter, Armageddon is nigh. As it turns out, Armageddon is taking place on a Saturday. In fact, next Saturday, just after tea. There’s just one catch: somehow someone seems to have misplaced The… 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 »

First Lines: Nation

With The Wave the world ended. Everything and everyone is gone except from Mau, a boy who was away from The Nation to become a man, and Daphne, an upper class English lady whose ship was stranded on the same small island in the vast Great Southern Pelagic Ocean. Together, they must make sense of… Read more »