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Sourcery is a fantasy book by Terry Pratchett. It was published in 1988 and it is the fifth book in the Discworld series.

Plot[change | change source]

The story follows the wizard Rincewind who appeared in the first two Discworld books. He has to deal with the problems created when a young boy named Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son, and the most powerful wizard in the world tries to take over the world.[1]

Adaptation[change | change source]

Sky TV planned to make a TV version of the book, although these plans were never completed.[2]

Reception[change | change source]

Several newspapers praised Sourcery for its humour. The Daily Mail said Sourcery was the "most entertaining science-fantasy discovery in many years", whilst The Guardian said "One turns with relief … to the stylish magic of Sourcery."[3] However it was criticised for its "lazy" plot[4] and for being "muddled".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sourcery - Terry Pratchett - Paperback". HarperCollins Publishers: World-Leading Book Publisher.
  2. "Terry Pratchett's Discworld: revisiting the Sky adaptations". Den of Geek.[permanent dead link]
  3. Smythe, Colin. "Sourcery".
  4. "SF REVIEWS.NET: Sourcery / Terry Pratchett ☆☆☆½".
  5. "Book review: "Sourcery" by Terry Pratchett". 14 March 2018.