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by Terry Pratchett

Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0451450922
ISBN13: 978-0451450920
Language: English
Publisher: Ace (September 6, 1988)
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Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. I would like it to be clearly understood that this book is not wacky. Only dumb redheads in fifties' sitcoms are wacky.

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34. Page 1. No, it's not zany, either. This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn't pretend to answer all or any of these questions. It may, however, help to explain why Gandalf never got married and why Merlin was a man.

Terry Pratchett’s third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why. Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for readers of all ages, was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide.

Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1987, it is the third novel in the Discworld series and the first in which the main character is not Rincewind. The title is wordplay on the phrase "Equal Rights"

Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is wordplay on the phrase "Equal Rights". The novel introduces the character of Granny Weatherwax, who reappears in several later Discworld novels. The protagonist Eskarina Smith does not return until I Shall Wear Midnight, which was published 23 years later.

Terry Pratchett’s third Discworld adventure introduces Granny Weatherwax in a story of magic and female empowerment - magical empowerment no less!

Terry Pratchett’s third Discworld adventure introduces Granny Weatherwax in a story of magic and female empowerment - magical empowerment no less! Equal Rites sees the traditions of Unseen University challenged in a battle of the sexes initiated by the arrival of Eskarina Smith - the Discworld's first female wizard! More details.

Equal Rites (Discworld is a Humorous novel by Terry Pratchett. On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. The town witch insists on turning the baby into a perfectly normal witch, thus mending the magical damage of the wizard's mistake.

Equal Rites is a story that I think will resonate with everybody, whether or not you are a fan of Discworld, whether or. .Terry Pratchett is a man who needs no introduction, he is a brilliant author and a true powerhouse in the fantasy writing community.

Equal Rites is a story that I think will resonate with everybody, whether or not you are a fan of Discworld, whether or no . The thing is you probably wouldn't have predicted that after reading his first two books (The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic). These two books were just a random collection of jokes with a very loose plot, a parody of many traditional fantasy tropes. They were funny, they had charm, they had their own sense of magic and wonder, but they were also very disjointed and lacking in direction.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

The third Discworld novel. They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance which happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard -- by mistake. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin.
Comments to eBook Equal Rites (Discworld)
Sure, the Tiffany Aching books are exciting and funny. But behind and around all of that, they are also calm and wise and comfortable. There is deep good humor and kindness underlying all of Terry Pratchett's work, but that may be most evident in his Tiffany Aching sequence.

In the first Tiffany book we met our heroine, but were all but carried away by the Wee Free Men and their nonstop antics. In this book, the second in the series, everything turns around Tiffany, and the Wee Free Men are less prominent and take more of a supporting role. Tiffany has been sent to apprentice to a quirky witch and to be trained up. While playing around with a showy way to step out of her body Tiffany attracts the attention of a wild, ancient, roving, bodiless Hive that undertakes to track her down and possess her.

You can see where this is all headed. Tiffany is growing up, as a young woman and as a witch. She has to face terrible peril while not fully prepared. She has to reach deeply into her sense of self and use her wits and heart to fight off this invader. Through it all we see a lot of Granny Weatherwax, and the interactions of the two play a clever and subtly imagined variation on the traditional spring/winter myth, as young Tiffany both honors and challenges old Granny Weatherwax's prominence.

So, there are wise and generous messages about service and community and self-reliance tucked away between the laughs, which adds warmth and color to what could otherwise be a slightly dry and flinty tale. Even the devotion and loyalty of the Wee Free Men has an uplifting touch. Anyway, you have to love an obsessively tidy poltergeist.
Okay, so I'm waiting for a book I won on Library Thing to be delivered and thought I'd read EQUAL RITES again and I'm so glad I did. I gave it five stars last time and I wish I could give it five more. It is so fun and funny and such a magnificent story! It is also incredibly well written. Sir Pratchett has a way of painting a scene that is unlike anyone else--a visual shorthand that describes the action perfectly with a sparsity of words. My only complaint about his writing (and I have read a lot of his books!) is that he occasionally draws you out of his story by breaking the fourth wall. He does it beautifully, and deftly draws you back in, but personally I would have preferred he not do it in the first place. It draws attention to his writing and makes me realize he's telling me a tale, rather than keeping me immersed in that tale. But apart from this, what I admire most about Terry is his unique way of looking at life and his uncanny ability to explain complex concepts with both insight and humor. The world lost a true genius when he passed away far too young.
Terry Pratchett is the master of a fantasy sub-genre that probably belongs to him alone. Most of them are clever, witty, and rapid-fire novels. The Discworld novels fall into different categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and the guards, and Death. This book is a novel of the three witches. Each book focuses on one of them, although they cross over and pop up in each others' books all the time. It is best if you start from the beginning of a grouping and work your way through, otherwise you'll miss a lot of inside jokes, references, etc. There are charts on the internet that will show you the groupings. Having said that, I read Wee Free Men first, and it made me a fan. You can trust Terry Pratchett to not be too linear and to not be very predictable. Terry Pratchett does a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of his absurd world and his characters while keeping everything fresh and creative. The humor is wrapped around serious themes. The characters have fantasy aspects, but they illustrate many universal truths of human nature. I cannot read too many of them in a row, but when I need something different, a Discworld novel is the perfect metaphorical palate refresher. This story begins with the assignation of a king and the abduction of his infant son. Assassins are following the coach with the baby when they come upon a meeting of witches Nanny Ogg, Granny Weatherwax, and Magrat. They take custody of the baby and hide him and the crown with a traveling troupe of thespians. The tale is full of ghosts, amusing theater references, wicked ambitious royals and, of course, the witches who are reliably entertaining. Like all the Discworld books, the tone is satirical and clever. This book was not my favorite of the Discworld novels and it did not make me laugh aloud as frequently as Wee Free Men. These books do not contain any scenes, language, or images that would rate even a PG-13 rating at the movies. If a reader does not have sufficient maturity, much of the book will be wasted, because you won’t get the jokes or understand the satire. It should be impossible to write such pure nonsense that ends up making great sense.
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