Hello Wottareaders, today I am Introducing Discworld!
Each time you come across the coinage “Discworld,” do not forget that it refers to an outstanding fantasy series in the world of literature. Discworld comic series is a must-read for every fantasy lover. Are you looking for a fun saga to read? you found it. If you have been following my blog, then you have heard before, since I mentioned this sage in my article about Racism in literature.
What is Discworld about?
The author of this series worked relentlessly hard and created an irresistible magical flat Discworld on a turtle’s back floating laterally in space. The natives of this “turtledom” are hardworking patriots committed to building their world into a better and happy sphere.
Split into several mini-series (based on the main characters); Additionally, the Discworld books is a lovely collection for readers of any age bracket. This series is a parody of the Fantasy cliches and stereotypes, full of real-world analogies and references.
The first books tell the story of Rincewind, an unskilled magician, he is not a hero but a coward instead. Despite his reluctance, he will get involved in several dangerous expeditions.
What are the Strengths of Discworld?
The truth is; no book rivals Discworld’s magic, warmth, humor, command of words, silliness, emotion, character and occasional despairs. It is thrilling and aptly written. Every fan of the Discworld series has the same opinion.
Readers looking for a stand-alone-book can be happy any of the stories can be enjoyed independently.
There is a purpose for Death’s appearance in every book: he’s the best one in the universe and the most magnificent saga of the Discworld Series. The first novel focused on him showing him at his freshest and funniest. Death as a predominant saga unfolds from the beginning through all the books.
Who wrote this series?
Who else than Sir Terence David John Pratchett? Terry Pratchett was an excellent English writer of comical fantasy novels. One of his greatest works is the Discworld series which comprise of over 40 books. Pratchett’s published his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 at the age of thirteen.
This saga has no movie adaptations since Terry Pratchett’s novels would be difficult to be adapted into a movie format. Alternatively, 18 novels have a stage adaptation, so if you are fond of theatre you might want to check if you can watch one of these productions! Also, Discworld has more than one videogame adaptation, most notorious are Discworld and Discworld II for Play Station and Play Station 2 respectively. Furthermore, if you like board games, you can enjoy some of this series in such format, it is the case for Thud! Guards! Guards! Clacks and Ankh-Morpork.
You should read Discworld if you liked
If you like Steven Erikson’s Malazan Books of the Fallen, Lois McMaster Bujold’s Five Gods novels, or Kate Griffin’s Matthew Swift and the related Magical Anonymous series, then you will love Terry’s world.
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