Colour Of Magic, The Discworld Novel 1

Colour Of Magic, The Discworld Novel 1

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On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious buy inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course The Edge of the planet...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 20mm | 160g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0552124753
  • 9780552124751
  • 821

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"One of the best, and one of the funniest English authors" Independent "...an ideal introduction to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and humourous writing for reluctant and avid readers alike." Booktrusted Newsshow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

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"One of the best, and one of the funniest English authors" Independentshow more

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219,095 ratings
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4 36% (79,090)
3 22% (49,288)
2 5% (11,298)
1 2% (3,493)

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The colour of magic is Terry Pratchett's first Discworld novel that indulges the reader in an adventure set on a flat disc supported by four giant elephants which ride on the back of an even more enormous turtle. Twoflower, Discworld's first tourist, arrives in the city of Ankh Morpork with his menacing chest following him everywhere with its countless feet. The newly-arrived foreigner hires Rincewind, the inept wizard, as his tour guide. Unfortunately, a fight over the tourist's wealth causes a fire which spreads through the entire town forcing both Rincewind and Twoflower to leave. Bound by destiny, they set on a journey together encountering Death, trolls, dragons and Krullians. Terry Pratcehett wonderfully describes nature and the places the two main characters visit helping the reader to never be lost in this magnificent fantasy novel. The book is full of humor which will envelop you and bring you to a bright and completely new world. This book breaks the boundaries of real life filling you with glee. It is a must read and I recommend this book to all who are interested in the adventures and misfortunes of Rincewind, the failed wizard, and Twoflower, the tourist.show more
by Miroslav Shtarbev
"This book is awsome. When it arrived I looked at it and put it at the bottom of the queue. 2 months later I decided what the hell, and read it. I was suprised to find that it was one of the best books I've ever read."show more
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