The Light Fantastic (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

The side-splitting sequel to The colour of Magic, The mild impressive by New York Times bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett takes readers on one other offbeat trip with bumbling wizard Rincewind and hapless vacationer Twoflower—both final noticeable falling off the sting of Discworld.

The destiny of Pratchett’s substitute delusion macrocosm are within the bumbling duo’s fingers because it hurtles its method towards a foreboding purple celebrity, threatening the destiny of the complete universe. 

Sharp, sardonic, and brilliantly humorous, during this 3rd installment within the bestselling Discworld sequence, Pratchett once more earns his grasp satirist recognition, with witty wordplay and irreverent storytelling that fanatics are bound to love.

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A crash from the scullery indicated the surprising arrival of a celebration of Illuminated Mages of the Unbroken Circle. “What do you think that they’re after? ” whispered Twoflower. “I don’t understand, yet i believe it'd be a good suggestion to not locate out,” acknowledged Rincewind thoughtfully. “You can be correct. ” Rincewind driven open the door gingerly. The room used to be empty. He tiptoed throughout to the window, and seemed down into the upturned faces of 3 Brothers of the Order of middle of the night. “That’s him! ” He drew again hurriedly and rushed for the steps. The scene under used to be indescribable yet on the grounds that that assertion may earn the dying penalty within the reign of Olaf Quimby II the test greater be made. to begin with, many of the suffering wizards have been attempting to light up the scene by means of a number of flames, fireballs and magical glows, so the general lights appeared like a disco in a strobe-light manufacturing facility; every one guy used to be looking for a place from which he may perhaps see the remainder of the room with out being attacked himself, and anyone used to be attempting to maintain out of ways of the bags, which had Venerable Seers pinned in a nook and was once snapping its lid at an individual who approached. yet one wizard did take place to seem up. “It’s him! ” Rincewind jerked again, and whatever ran into him. He regarded round hurriedly, and stared whilst he observed Twoflower sitting at the broomstick—which used to be floating in midair. “The witch should have left it at the back of! ” acknowledged Twoflower. “A actual magic broomstick! ” Rincewind hesitated. Octarine sparks have been spitting off the broomstick’s bristles and he hated heights virtually greater than the rest, yet what he particularly hated greater than something in any respect was once a dozen very indignant and bad-tempered wizards speeding up the steps towards him, and this used to be taking place. “All right,” he stated, “but I’ll force. ” He lashed out with a boot at a wizard who used to be midway via a Spell of Binding and jumped onto the broomstick, which bobbed down the stairwell after which became the other way up in order that Rincewind was once horribly eye to eye with a Brother of hour of darkness. He yelped and gave the handlebars a convulsive twist. numerous issues occurred instantly. The broomstick shot ahead and broke throughout the wall in a bath of crumbs; the baggage surged ahead and bit the Brother within the leg; and with an odd whistling sound an arrow seemed from nowhere, ignored Rincewind by means of inches, and struck the Luggage’s lid with a really strong thud. the baggage vanished. In a bit village deep within the wooded area an historic shaman threw a couple of extra twigs on his hearth and stared during the smoke at his shamefaced apprentice. “A field with legs on? ” he acknowledged. “Yes, grasp. It simply seemed out of the sky and checked out me,” stated the apprentice. “It had eyes then, this field? ” “N—” started the apprentice and stopped, questioned. The previous guy frowned. “Many have visible Topaxci, God of the purple Mushroom, and so they earn the identify of shaman,” he stated. “Some have obvious Skelde, spirit of the smoke, and they're known as sorcerers. a number of were privileged to work out Umcherrel, the soul of the woodland, and they're referred to as spirit masters.

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