Book - 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.
Publisher: London : Corgi, 1989.
ISBN: 9780552131070
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 18 cm


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Aug 31, 2016

Fun, like all the Discworld books. I always enjoy seeing Pratchett's take on the magic of the Disc.

forbesrachel Aug 01, 2013

The second book with Rincewind is not as good as the first. The tone is much more serious than the other Discworlds novels, and Rincewind himself is less cowardly and more willing to do something. His behaviour can be attributed to growth of character, but takes some of the humour away. The Luggage has also lost some of its edge in order for it to grow. Still, the serious tone does lend itself to a thoughtful atmosphere about power, and magic's place in the world.

Jul 02, 2010

Its good to know that even a wizard sometimes just can't get his act together :) An enjoyable read, third in the Rincewind subseries.

May 18, 2010

Really great early Pratchett book - it's funny, but also a little dark (although not as much as SMALL GODS.) Like a few of his other books, it's got a really cool ending that reaches for profundity - I think it comes down to personal taste to decide whether it reaches that or not.

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