Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

"The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death lad a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth sn of an eighth son. Unfortunatly for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex..."
My review:
In this tale of how tradition can be changed by the simplist accident, we begin to explore the relationships and differences between the types of magic on the discworld. Terry Pratchett's characters really come off the page and sometimes seem almost to take on a life of their own. The are different and yet somehow familiar, weird and wonderful, yet true to our own experiences. An essential read for anyone who loves comic fantasy.

Action Readers Action: Consider if you there are any unhelpful boundaries that you construct  for yourself in your life. Put a plan in action to overcome them.

Disussion point: Have you ever been told that you can''t do something because of race, colour, or gender?

Question for Discworld fans: If you found yourself on Discworld with magical powers, would you rather be a witch or a wizard?
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