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The Colour Of Magic: The first book in Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series by [Terry Pratchett]

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Welcome to the Discworld

Magic is as integral to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as gravity is to our own. And although some of its inhabitants are witches, dwarfs, wizards and even policemen, their stories are fundamentally about people being people.

The Discworld books can be read in any order, but this is a particularly good place to start.

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

The Colour of Magic The Light Fantastic Sourcery Interesting Times The Last Continent Unseen Academicals
The Colour of Magic The Light Fantastic Sourcery Interesting Times The Last Continent Unseen Academicals
Read more about The Wizards: In the beginning there was... a turtle. This is where The Discworld begins... The Discworld is about to collide with a malevolent red star and could really use a hero… The death of wizardry is nigh. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. There are too many heroes already in the world, but there is only one Rincewind. The Discworld's most inept wizard has found himself on the Discworld’s last continent. Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork, but this is not just football.

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The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that... it's the quicksilver fumes. Rots their brains. Mushrooms, too."). Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure. The Colour of Magic is followed by The Light Fantastic. --Blaise Selby, Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels, consistent number one bestsellers in England, have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody along with Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

The Color of Magic is Terry Prachett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0031RS69G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Transworld Digital; 1st edition (26 Dec. 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3518 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 293 pages
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Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 36 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these children's books, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller, and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 (it is also available as a mass market paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and trade paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). Terry's latest book, Nation, a non-Discworld standalone YA novel was published in October of 2008 and was an instant New York Times and London Times bestseller. Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature” in 1998, and has received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 55 million copies (give or take a few million) and have been translated into 36 languages. Terry Pratchett lived in England with his family, and spent too much time at his word processor. Some of Terry's accolades include: The Carnegie Medal, Locus Awards, the Mythopoetic Award, ALA Notable Books for Children, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Book Sense 76 Pick, Prometheus Award and the British Fantasy Award.

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