Sourcery by Terry PratchettSourcery by Terry Pratchett


byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 1989

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There was an eighth son of an eighth son.  He was, quite naturally, a wizard.  And there it should have ended.  However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons.  And then he had an eighth son...a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer.

TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well...
Title:SourceryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7 × 4.35 × 0.83 inPublished:July 1, 1989Publisher:Transworld

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ISBN - 10:0552131075

ISBN - 13:9780552131070

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This was my first Pratchett book, and the witches are still my favourite characters. Full of humour and charm, Pratchett manages to hold a mirror up to our world. As with all his books, commentary/satire on history, the modern world, and pop culture are woven together with some excellent worldbuilding and endearing characters. If you haven't read a Discworld novel yet, you absolutely should - and Sourcery is a great place to start!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett Once you read the first book in this series you will be hooked forever. Discworld is an amazing, unique world inhabited by such lovable characters. Make sure you read all of these!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it!! Wonderful work by a fine writer. Well worth reading on a cold day. You will be glad to have a copy!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fun read.... Glad the Librarian had a bigger part this time (oook!) & that the Luggage is still sporting around. They have to save Rincewind, the most cowardly heroic wizard ever, and I'm sure he'll reappear in another Discworld story.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another fun read.... Classic pratchett tale with all the best characters and some new ones. Sets the scene for rest of the series
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Apocralypse is coming! "Sourcery" is book 5 in the Discworld series. On the Discworld, the eight son of an eight son is, quite naturally, a very powerful Wizard. But when a Wizard has eight children, the eighth child becomes something much more... A source of raw magic... A Sourceror. This book has it all: geeky Wizards, Rincewind and Luggage, an asthmatic Barbarian-wannabe, a beautiful Barbarian vying to be hairdresser, a crappy but very rich poet, a yuppy Genie, plus Plague, Famine and Pestilence getting seriously drunk before the Apocalypse. Definitely a great comedy book, for Discworld lovers or newcomers alike.
Date published: 1999-09-02

Editorial Reviews

 • "Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent... incredibly funny... compulsively readable." --The Times • "His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction." --Mail on Sunday • "May well be considered his masterpiece... Humour such as his is an endangered species." --The Times