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  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781804990155
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99
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Equal Rites

(Discworld Novel 3)




The third Discworld novel and first in the Witches series - revamped with a fresh bold look targeting a new generation of fantasy fans.

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.'

Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her.

Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon.

But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . .

'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian

'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times

Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781804990155
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

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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.

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Praise for Equal Rites

Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre

Observer

The Discworld novels have always been among the most serious of comedies, the most relevant and real of fantasies

Independent

Warm, silly, compulsively readable, fantastically inventive, surprisingly serious exploration in story form of just about any aspect of our world

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