“All this books and stuff, that isn’t what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry. All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of. Sourcery was the fifth Discworld novel and the third appearance of Rincewind ( fourth if Mort counts). It was first published in by Victor Gollancz and later. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem , and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s classic fantasy Discworld.

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Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3) by Terry Pratchett

Visit our Beautiful Books page and discworlx lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Since sourcerers are born the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth sonthey are wizards squared. He’s just taking it easy here, although it’s abundantly clear that he has the ability to be one of the most devastating English satirists since Swift. This principle allows for the presence of the wizards as a whole in the Pratchett universe to be non-disruptive, but more broadly is a common theme in the Discworld novels and is true also of the Witches stories in which magical interventions are never without consequences and perhaps also in the discwprld of Discwkrld Vetinari for whom self restraint is the nature of the exercise of power.

I hope I am not going to miss anything this way?

Sourcery : (Discworld Novel 5)

Mass Market Paperbackpages. After hearing Creosote complain about wizards, Rincewind angrily leaves, flying back to Ankh-Morpork on a skurcery carpet. When last seen, the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the edge of the world. And yet, his whose sense of identity and action sohrcery still totally in line with being a wizard, and he even puts everything on the line for it.

The premise, as much as you can call it that, is the story of an eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son. He is too powerless to fight, but he causes Coin to doubt his father’s will. It smelled like a total eclipse of the moon. Rincewind orders Coin to return to the University and, using his other sock filled with sand, attacks the Creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions as a distraction to ensure Coin’s escape.


Preview — Sourcery by Terry Pratchett.


The fifth Discworld novel and a return to Rincewind as central character. Preceded by Mortfollowed by Wyrd Sisters. Apart from that, he was nothing more than a comma on the page of History. When the wizards see Coin’s power, they welcome him and accept him as their new archchancellor.

The heavy presence of magic causes Rincewind to gain abilities of his own and he uses them to rescue himself and Nijel from the snake pit. About Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in View all 13 comments.

And there it should have ended. View all 6 comments. Eight years later, Coin strides into the University and kills the new Archchancellor, Virrid Wayzygoose. This world is too thin! First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby. And because this was in the period before Pratchett decided plots were important, it didn’t really matter if I couldn’t focus for long periods of time or keep up with the complexities of the plot.

For other uses, see Sourceror and Sorcerer. Suggestion and assumption have a greater and more successful effect than direct action in these stories.

Totally agree about Sourcery. Naturally, poor inept Rincewind finds himself caught up with Conina on the cusp of this incipient battle. Gina It’s technically the fifth book, but it’s the third Rincewind book, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything.

There would always be another morning.

Why did I give this two stars the first time I read it? Upon hearing Creosote express anti-wizard sentiments, an angry and humiliated Rincewind abandons the group, taking the flying carpet and making his way to the University, where he learns that the Librarian has saved the library books by hiding them in the ancient Tower of Art.

Very much sourceery sequel to The Light Fantastic in style, plot and humor. But I think it’s a pretty safe bet that most Discworld die-hards do make a habit of reading their favorite entries in the series more than once, and, as with any favorite piece of entertainment, the siurcery rewards will come with that repeated enjoyment.


Coin returns the University and Ankh-Morpork to the way they were before he came. If Sourcery was published first or second, then I would probably have enjoyed it zourcery lot more than I did.

And then he had an eighth son — a sorucery squared that’s all the math, really. Refresh and try again. It reminded me of a musical band that has had a couple of hit songs and decided that since they want to make money, they better reproduce the next song with the exact formula. Or maybe it’s just that I like to feel like a character’s adventure is completely self-contained in a single Discworld novel. M10 — via Factiva. This book is widely dlscworld to be a lesser work in the series, and just from the point of view of reading them one after the other, it’s probably seen worse because of how great the previous three books are.

Of course, closer to the Tower it got really weird. Terry Pratchett has stated that Sourcery will be the fifth Discworld novel to be adapted for Sky One, although he initially wanted to adapt Making Money. Like Liked by 1 person. You are commenting using your Facebook ciscworld.

However, as you will This is the 5th Discworld book and sourcfry 3rd with Rincewind. I think I will read them all. The fifth Discworld novel eschews the sharp satire of Equal Ritespreferring its simpler cousins, farce and parody.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The resulting magical explosion throws Rincewind and Coin into the Dungeon Dimensions and leaves a portal open to the Discworld, around which are clustered the monstrous “Things” who will soon be able to invade and consume the world. Sourcey Times Terry Pratchett.