Dis­c­worlD: The nov­els

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“Dis­c­world isn’t a se­ries, it’s more a state of mind” – Terry Pratch­ett

The Dis­c­world was Terry Pratch­ett’s great­est cre­ation and his life’s work. over an amaz­ing 40 ( soon- to- be 41) nov­els, he ex­plored a flat world car­ried on the back of four ele­phants that stand atop a gi­ant space- far­ing tur­tle. And yet this wasn’t just an ab­surd fan­tasy realm – the Dis­c­world of­ten mir­rored our own, the prob­lems his cast of trolls, gob­lins, wizards and gods en­coun­tered of­ten the same as ours. hell, even Death some­times needed to take a hol­i­day… here’s your guide to ev­ery novel in the se­ries, from 1983’ s The Colour Of Magic, to the forth­com­ing The Shep­herd’s Crown.

Book 2

The LighT Fan­Tas­Tic ( 1986)

In a tur­tle shell: A di­rect se­quel to the first book. rincewind is re­united with Twoflower as the Dis­c­world heads to­wards a cos­mic calamity.

Terry quoTe

“if i had stayed in the same en­vi­ron­ment of The Colour Of

Magic and The Light Fan­tas­tic the whole time, peo­ple would say to me, ‘ what­ever hap­pened to Terry Pratch­ett?!’”

Book 4

MorT ( 1987)

In a tur­tle shell: Death takes the lead when he hires a young ap­pren­tice. This is a great start­ing point for new read­ers – and the mo­ment Dis­c­world se­ries starts to strut.

Terry FACT

still one of Pratch­ett’s most pop­u­lar nov­els, Mort has been adapted for comics, ra­dio, stage and even turned into a Ger­man- lan­guage mu­si­cal.

Book 1

The coLour oF Magic ( 1983)

In a tur­tle shell: where it all be­gan. in­com­pe­tent wiz­ard rincewind guides tourist Twoflower around the city of Ankh- Mor­pork – and ends up on a mag­i­cal ad­ven­ture.

Terry quoTe

“The Colour Of Magic is the stand- up comic of fan­tasy – there’s never been one in fan­tasy be­fore, it’s so hu­mour­less.”

Book 3

equaL riTes ( 1987)

In a tur­tle shell: Granny weather­wax makes her de­but and helps fe­male wiz­ard esk en­ter the male- dom­i­nated Un­seen Univer­sity.

Terry quoTe

“Peo­ple say, ‘ i know some­one like Granny!’ The reader is in­sert­ing that per­son into the story. A great deal of char­ac­ter work lies in de­scrib­ing the shape that they leave in the world.”

Book 5

sourcery ( 1988)

In a tur­tle shell: rincewind re­turns for a more tra­di­tional comic fan­tasy ad­ven­ture than the pre­vi­ous two books. ni­jel the De­stroyer is an im­me­di­ately pleas­ing ad­di­tion to Disc- lore.

Terry quoTe

“Sourcery marked the bound­ary. The books be­fore that were ‘ old Dis­c­world’; the books af­ter were ‘ new Dis­c­world.’ The same place, but by a bet­ter writer.”

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