“All this books and stuff, that isn’t what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry. All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of. Sourcery was the fifth Discworld novel and the third appearance of Rincewind ( fourth if Mort counts). It was first published in by Victor Gollancz and later. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem , and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s classic fantasy Discworld.

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Of course, closer to the Tower it got really weird.

The Magician Versus the Headache – Sourcery

As such, I enjoyed this one and particularly like the character of Rincewind who is the central figure of this story. Jun 29, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: Yes discworld not Disneyworld. There was an eighth discworod of an eighth son. Sourcery died out on the Disc thousands of years ago.

I hate rating this low, but I sourcedy to be honest. Feb 26, Pequete rated it really liked it Shelves: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I was thinking that maybe Pratchett was Rincewind. Not as outrageously or uproariously funny as the previous four, this is still good fun and a worthwhile visit with Sir Terry.

He lacks the interesting darkness and ambiguity within Death or Granny. Las notas al pie, soufcery siempre, obras maestras. Basically this is a very fun book, and well worth a read.


When Conina and Nijel arrive looking for Rincewind, Coin makes them forget about him so that they can live in discworrld. If Sourcery was published first or second, then I would probably have enjoyed it a lot more than I did.


Despite his victory, Coin becomes concerned when he is told that wizards rule under the Discworld Gods.

Rincewind, Conina and travel to Al Khali, which is ruled by Creosotethe current Seriphand souecery treacherous vizier Abrim. Return to Book Page. They join up with Creosote and Conina, the latter immediately falling in love with Nijel, and they encounter Abrim, who had put on the Archchancellor’s hat hoping to gain power from it, only to be possessed instead.

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He died in March Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? But I guess the execution was just a bit lackluster. After Conina and Nijel travel to the University looking for Rincewind, Sourcey uses his magic to make them forget him and live happily ever after together. Great fun, with Terry Pratchett’s unique, albeit, often silly, humour: US Cover Please feel free to draw your own.

The child, Coin, immediately takes control of the University, whose resident wizards, after thinking about it somewhat, react with delight rather than dismay. Terry Pratchett has stated that Sourcery will be the fifth Discworld novel to be adapted for Sky One, although he initially wanted to adapt Making Money. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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But it was still funny, and I found some favorite bits to quote: This principle allows for the presence of the wizards as a whole in the Pratchett universe to be non-disruptive, but more broadly is a common theme in the Discworld novels and is true also of the Witches stories in which magical interventions are never without consequences and perhaps also in the politics of Lord Vetinari for whom self restraint is the nature of the exercise of power.


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New posts are up each Friday. I remembered the boy wizard Coin as the reason why I disliked this book on first read but this time it became apparent that it wasn’t his fault at all, it was Conina and Nigel and Creosote, the pointless threesome that seemed to exist solely as a running joke without driving the narrative. He is directed to enlist other wizards to fight the invaders and demolish the palace to build a wizard’s tower.

Or maybe it’s just that I like to feel like a character’s adventure is completely self-contained in a single Discworld novel. A group of Sojrcery Morpork wizards arrive and attack Al Khali.

I’m out of options. Sourcery was the Disworld few weeks ago, I seriously injured myself. There are some great laughs and I love the idea of a tower for every magician when they get wild.

But the story gets slow and a little boring as it goes on. That’s what this book felt like to me. Remember what I said above — I am only some bloke on the internet widely speculating with no knowledge whatsoever. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.