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Sourcery

Sourcery

Auteur

Nigel Planer (stem), Terry Pratchett

Eerste Uitgave

1988

Uitgave

1997

Uitgeverij

ISIS Audio Books

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

7 uur 51 minuten

Gelezen

2011-06-02

Score

8/10

Inhoud

A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking about in pointy hats - and his very existence brings the Discworld to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war.*

All that stands in the way is Rincewind, the failed magician, who wants to save the world, or at least that part of it which contains him. More new characters join the Discworld adventure: Corina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and possibly the world's first yuppie genie, who's into lamps as a growth area. This time the adventure goes east, or hubwards, or whatever. It doesn't simply draw heavily on Omar Khayyam, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 1001 Nights and every Arabian B-movie ever made, it scribbles on them as well . . .

* A bad thing

Bespreking

Decent but not original

The wizards of didn’t know what was started when they banished Ipslore the Red from Unseen University. Because Ipslore fell in love, he was not allowed anymore to enter the university as the risk of creating a dreaded sourcerer became too high. Indeed, when the eighth son of an eighth son, commonly known as a wizard, gets an eight son, that descendant will automatically be a sourcerer. And no one wants that, no way? Sadly for the wizards, that is exactly what Ipslore had in mind as revenge. He would nurture his eighth son and let him become Archchancellor of Unseen University. He succeeds in his plan, apart from one small detail: Iplsore dies. His son Coin will have to fend for himself. Which he does. With a vengeance.

With Sourcery Terry Pratchett has delivered a decent and fun episode of the Discworld series. This time the focus lies on the Unseen University and one of the all-time favourite characters Rincewind. Our anti-hero is accompanied by a colourful ensemble: the Luggage, the Librarian, Nijel the Destroyer and Conina the Hairdresser, daughter of Cohen the Barbarian. The plot is rather standard for a Discworld novel and the humor is more subdued than the more exuberant stories have showcased. Not to say that it lacks originality, but it certainly does not excel in it. Nevertheless, it still succeeds in tickling the funny bone and is a must read for the fans of the wizard-series.