Sourcery (book)

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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]

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