Sourcery

Sourcery

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 2001
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When last seen, the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the edge of the world. Now, magically, he's turned up again, and this time he's brought the luggage. But once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was a wizard. Then said wizard had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son -- a wizard squared who was a source of magic: a sorcerer.
Publisher: New York : HarperTorch, 2001
ISBN: 9780062225726
9780061020674
0061020672
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 18 cm

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RogueJen
Aug 31, 2016

Fun, like all the Discworld books. I always enjoy seeing Pratchett's take on the magic of the Disc.

forbesrachel Aug 01, 2013

The second book with Rincewind is not as good as the first. The tone is much more serious than the other Discworlds novels, and Rincewind himself is less cowardly and more willing to do something. His behaviour can be attributed to growth of character, but takes some of the humour away. The Luggage has also lost some of its edge in order for it to grow. Still, the serious tone does lend itself to a thoughtful atmosphere about power, and magic's place in the world.

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Spillie
Jul 02, 2010

Its good to know that even a wizard sometimes just can't get his act together :) An enjoyable read, third in the Rincewind subseries.

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The_Bill
May 18, 2010

Really great early Pratchett book - it's funny, but also a little dark (although not as much as SMALL GODS.) Like a few of his other books, it's got a really cool ending that reaches for profundity - I think it comes down to personal taste to decide whether it reaches that or not.

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