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Equal Rites

byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 1989

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The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son.  Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as be...
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Title:Equal RitesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7 × 4.31 × 0.72 inPublished:October 1, 1989Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552131059

ISBN - 13:9780552131056

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I have become totally enchanted with Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series. I really don’t know why I wasn’t reading this series earlier. Equal Rites is the third installment of this series, and the first in the Witches part of the series. You don’t need to read these in order, which is great in such a large series (41 books long!). I have read the first two books and loved them, but Equal Rites is even better. The story follows a young witch named Esk as she figures out her wizarding powers — girls aren’t allowed to be wizards, but the wizarding staff given to Esk at her birth doesn’t know that. In the Discworld, women can be witches and men can be wizards and their magic is separate. Esk is a great character and it was easy to root for her in her quest. Granny, the witch who trains her, is fantastic. She’s got an eccentric practicality and worldview that had me hooked right from the start. I could just picture her on her faulty boomstick, too set in her ways to fly too high or too fast, and, for some reason, I love how much she loves her goats. Both Esk and Granny drew me into this magical world in their own way, and I hope they crop up in another book because I am anxious to see them again. I love how Pratchett creates worlds and uses irreverent humour and witty observations to explore what’s going on. He has a way with juxtaposition and pointing out the small details that paint a rich picture. There are so many times when I stopped to reread a sentence or paragraph just because it was so well written or summed up a “truth” in an eloquent few words.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wow This was my first Terry Pratchett book and I was so surprised just how funny it was. Granny Weatherwax is my new role model in life and I am so glad to have been sucked into the discworld and never leave it.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Was not my first Terry Pratchett book, will not be my last, would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the series Love his sense of humor and writing style!!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite what I expected I don't know if it was the no-chapters thing, or the format, but I felt like I just sat through a rather long, occasionally amusing fireside story more than I read a cohesive, well-plotted book. I dunno, something just sat weirdly with me about it, although I can't deny it was amusing.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This was not the first Discworld novel I read, but it's the one that truly made me fall in love with the series. A fantastic blend of magic, wit and dry humor, with all the oddities of the disc in the mix.
Date published: 2017-01-08