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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, fantasy

This book was every bit as fun as the last- maybe more so. Since this is number two in series order, I am getting a feel for where the author was at the point in time it was written. The character development seems more vivid. Rincewind, the Luggage, the Druid sacrifice girl, and the over the hill barbarian fighter are characters that will live with me long after this series is done.
This story has more of a quest feel to it than the last one did. It definitely builds to a strong climax. In order to avert certain doom, all of the eight great spells must be read in order. The eighth and final spell is, of course, in Rincewind’s mind. His death would solve that problem for the planet’s most powerful spell casters.
The story progresses through one mishap after another as the author continues to add characters and build his world. Rather than read these books by order of character type (for example, all of the Rincewind stories followed by all of the Witches stories and so forth), I have chosen to attempt to read them chronologically. I think it gives a clear picture of where the author is at in a point in time and what his conception of this world and these characters is and is becoming.
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Reading Progress

May 5, 2014 – Started Reading
May 5, 2014 – Shelved
May 5, 2014 –
page 45
18.67% "Love that character Rincewind."
May 6, 2014 – Shelved as: favorites
May 6, 2014 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 6, 2014 – Finished Reading

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