“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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Feb 26, Pequete rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve loved almost all the Pratchett books I’ve read in the past, but coming back to this one was unsatisfying. One day a young child shows up who turns out to be a sourcerer; that is, not merely a wizard, but an actual source of magic itself, a rarity among rarities. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld.

So what do you do when you can’t concentrate, can’t care about anything, just float about in a drug-induced haze of no-thinking, no-feeling oblivion? A great mixture of fantasy, comedy, adventure and wit, all put together.

An entertaining story and the typical, occasional very clever and funny observation about the world and things.

They join up with Creosote and Conina, the latter immediately falling in love with Nijel, and they encounter Abrim, who had put on the Archchancellor’s hat hoping to gain power from it, only to be possessed instead. The story is similar in many ways to both The Light Fantastic and Equal Ritesbut un Sourcery, the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, marks his first real triumph. But the story gets slow and a little boring as it goes on.


When it came to a look of betrayed pathos, the Luggage could leave the average kicked spaniel moping back in its kennel. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. Mar 26, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: The Discworld Mapp Terry Pratchett.

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When the wizards see Coin’s power, they welcome him and accept him as their new archchancellor. The Librarian takes Rincewind’s battered hat, which got left behind when he went into the Dungeon Dimensions, and places it on a pedestal inside the Library.

Rincewind confronts Coin soon after this. Could idscworld actually get that desperate?

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

Or maybe I’m getting burned out on Discworld after reading so many in a short period. Sourcery died out on the Disc thousands of years ago. Recognising that he is diacworld powerful to remain in the world, Coin steps into a dimension of his own making, and is not seen on the Discworld again.

Preceded by Mortfollowed by Wyrd Sisters. While at the Mended Drum, Conina, a professional thief and a daughter of Discworld legend Cohen the Barbarian, arrives holding a box containing the Archchancellor’s hat, which she has procured from the room of Wayzygoose, and possesses a kind of sentience as a result of being worn by hundreds of Archchancellors. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

US Cover Coin tries to throw away his staff, causing a fight between the two in which they draw on all the magic they have brought into the world. As for the character of Conina, I see where he was disdworld here, but I really have to direct people to Tansy Rayner Roberts excellent essay series on Pratchett’s Women. View all 13 comments. You need to login to do this. View all 3 comments.

Having the experience of many previous Archchancellors, the hat proves an even match for Sourcery empowered wizards, fighting off a group of them and enlisting others to its cause. Discworld Series Rincewind Series.

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Around the Year i 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 fullest rewards will come with that repeated enjoyment. After Coin bests one of the top wizards in the University, he is welcomed by the majority of the wizards.


Published April by Harper first published Views Read Edit View history. But if that wizard also has sons then his eighth son is a sourcerer, a source of magic of Disc-shattering power. Maybe I am tiring of this series. This story focuses on what happens when a Sourcerer is brought into the world to challenge the magicians at the University and all the inevitable chaos that ensues on the Discworld.

Open Preview See a Problem? This one features some of the best side characters that Pratchett has created, Nijel and Coin among the stand outs, as well as some of the most relentless Tom foolery. I might not wait very long to read the next one. It’s ridiculous, hilarious, and full of completely random non-sequiturs and the kind of bald-faced logic by which I mean, poking fun at literary tropes of course that just makes me happy.

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I even liked Nijel the Barbarian and Conina the Hairdresser and the Sapient Pearwood Chest is always a delight, but other than a good smattering discworkd good scenes with all of them, I kept stopping the book and wondering if it would ever get on with it. There was an eighth son of an eighth son. Will it all come down to him to save the day?