But then there are those times they can't help it. Terry pratchett’s fantasy classic wyrd sisters, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, a novel in the Discworld series, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue.
Wyrd Sisters: A Novel of Discworld #ad - As granny weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think.
Sourcery: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - As if that wasn’t complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. Sourcery, mayhem, and luggage, a hilarious mix of magic, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And then he had an eighth son — a wizard squared that’s all the math, really.
And this time, he’s brought the Luggage. Who of course, was a source of magic — a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind’s tiny band stave off the Apocalypse? But that’s not all… once upon a time, of course, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, a wizard.
Pyramids: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, sacred crocodiles, such as dealing with mad priests, and marching mummies. Pyramids is the seventh book in the award-winning comic fantasy Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.
In pyramids, a student at the assassin’s guild of ankh-Morpok and prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi, you'll discover the tale of Teppic, thrust into the role of pharaoh after his father’s sudden death. It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do.
Pyramids: A Novel of Discworld #ad - And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal—not to mention a headstrong handmaiden—at the heart of his realm. Sometimes being a god is no fun at all.
Equal Rites: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent, kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, and Carl Hiaasen. In equal rites, 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.
Mort: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, Douglas Adams, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Hiaasen. In this discworld installment, death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.
As death's apprentice, use of the company horse, he'll have free board and lodging, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.
Witches Abroad: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"—even if it means destroying a kingdom. So now it's up to magrat garlick, granny weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince.
But the road to genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, and falling house well this is a fairy tale, werewolf, after all. Be careful what you wish for. Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other not quite so good and wise godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata.
Guards! Guards!: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - How did it get there? how is the unique and supreme lodge of the elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power?Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon. Who could ask for anything more? Welcome to guards! guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.
Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis "noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King it is a noble dragon, after all.
Lords and Ladies: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - But music and romance aren't the only things filling the air. Invaded by some fairie Trash, soon it won't be only champagne that's flowing through the streets. Although they may feature witches and wizards, along with the occasional odd human, vampires and dwarves, Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novels are grounded firmly in the modern world.
Magic and mischief are afoot, threatening to spoil the royal wedding of King Verence and his favorite witch, Magrat Garlick. Taking humorous aim at all our foibles, each novel reveals our true character and nature. It's a dreamy midsummer's night in the Kingdom of Lancre.
Eric: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection Discworld series Book 9Gollancz #ad - All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The usual stuff.
But what he gets is rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage the world's most dangerous travel accessory into the bargain. Terry pratchett's hilarious take on the faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.
Eric: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection Discworld series Book 9 #ad - The trouble is, he's not very good at it.
Moving Pictures: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - He can't sing, but he can handle a sword sort of, he can't dance, and now he wants to be a star. It's up to victor and gaspode the wonder Dog a star if ever one was born! to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. Discworld's pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they've discovered how to get gold from silver -- the silver screen that is.
So does theda withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town where else? you've probably never heard of. But the click click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up! Holy wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, the might-bes, where raw realities, the never-weres, the could-have-beens, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew.
Moving Pictures: A Novel of Discworld #ad - Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra.
The Light Fantastic: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world. Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent, douglas Adams, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Hiaasen.
In the light fantastic, only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision.