Friday 7 July 2023

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 2 days

Pages - 287

Publisher - Mass Market Paperback

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE on the planet...

My Review

these books have been around for decades, I am sure I read Mort or Equal Rites as a teen but don't remember them much at all and this is book one in the series. I don't know if the characters we are introduced to are all throughout the series or just an opening/foundation building book. We get glimpses and back story on how the world came to be. Class divisions, for example we have a wizard who only knows one great spell and seems to be not very good at much else, maybe being lucky. There is a vip visitor (Two flower) to their side of the world and after getting into some trouble Rincewind (the wizard) is to be his guide.

I loved the suitcase, talk about a minute *character stealing the show lol, I loved when it was in a scene. I can't say I clicked with any other characters or had any stand out moments but there is humours, nonsense, silliness, plots for muuuuuuuurder, magic, spells, mystical creatures.

Fantasy book, quirky characters, skulduggery, adventures, so many people love this book and series, I think it was a good start and likely once I have read more of the series this book would have a better impact with me. Glad I started the series and plan to read more at some point 3/5.

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