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The Color of Magic: A Novel of Discworld (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Discworld series.

Staff Reviews


If you've been caught under the spell of Good Omens, be it the book or TV show, the next thing to do is to track down the other works by its two prolific authors.  Start with The Color of Magic, the first book in the Discworld series by the late, great Terry Pratchett.  Between these pages you'll follow the journey of the bumbling wizard Rincewind and his geeky traveling companion Twoflower and their adventures with bandits, dragons, and indestructible luggage.  Not since Monty Python and the Holy Grail has the piss so thoroughly been taken out of the fantasy genre.  A fun and enchanting read for sorcerers and apprentices alike.

— From Ian

Description


The first novel in the hilarious and irreverent Discworld series from New York Timesbestselling author Terry Pratchett.

A writer who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett has created a complex, yet zany world filled with a host of unforgettable characters who navigate around a profound fantasy universe, complete with its own set of cultures and rules.

Imagine, if you will . . . a flat world sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. In truth, the Discworld is not so different from our own. Yet, at the same time, very different . . . but not so much.

In this, the maiden voyage through Terry Pratchett's divinely and recognizably twisted alternate dimension, the well-meaning but remarkably inept wizard Rincewind encounters something hitherto unknown in the Discworld: a tourist! Twoflower has arrived, Luggage by his side, to take in the sights and, unfortunately, has cast his lot with a most inappropriate tour guide—a decision that could result in Twoflower's becoming not only Discworld's first visitor from elsewhere . . . but quite possibly, portentously, its very last. And, of course, he's brought Luggage along, which has a mind of its own. And teeth.

About the Author


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. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.

Praise For…


“Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious.”
Washington Post


Coverage from NPR



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062225672
ISBN-10: 0062225677
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: January 29th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Discworld