Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett is the sequel to The Colour of Magic, book 2 of the DiscWorld Series.
As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off
the edge of the world...
I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series. It didn't alway bring the laugh out loud but I did grin alot throughout this book. The inept wizard (well not really) Rincewind along with tourist Twoflower and his ever present Luggage continue right where The Colour of Magic left off. They must journey to Unseen University where Rincewind must deal with the a spell that is stored in his head, which he didn't know was there. The Red Star is shining in the sky, what does this mean? Leave it up to Rincewind to come to the rescue.
Fantasy is still a somewhat new genre to me, especially in adult books. I have set a goal of one DiscWorld book a month, which will take approx 2 years to get caught up (I don't know if there are new books coming out or not). The only reason that I am not reading more is because of the big TBR pile that I have.
Terry Pratchett has a gift of writing that puts a smile to my face, some of the comments he makes are priceless and I really wish that I had a pad of paper with me when I am reading, but I just didn't want to interrupt the story. Next comes Equal Rites.