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The Light Fantastic

Updated on October 20, 2009
The Light Fantastic
The Light Fantastic

Terry Pratchett's Discworld series continues with one of the few stories that is a direct sequel. The Light Fantastic takes up where The Colour of Magic left off, with Rincewind the wizard and Twoflower the tourist falling off the edge of the world. While certain death seems imminent, the powerful eighth spell of the Octavio, currently locked in Rincewinds' head, come forth to rescue Rincewind (and as a by-product, itself). Of course it's never that simple. When the spell surfaces, it also informs us that the destination of Great A'Tuin is rapidly approaching and it the eight great spells aren't spoken, the world will end. And here Rincewind was just coming to terms with Death (and Deaths adopted daughter, Ysabell).

As you can expect, as news of the approaching doom spreads, the population panics and religious chaos reigns. And to make matters worse, the wizard Trymon decides the time is right for him to gain the ultimate power. He decides to read the Octavio, and absorb the seven remaining great spells himself, and take charge of the Disc. You'll have to find out for yourself how this works out.

The movie I mentioned in the last post, The Colour of Magic (2008), by Sky One, combines the two novels into one movie, relating the full story in one sitting. Some of the smaller adventures get cut out, while building up on the character of Trymon.

"He moved in a way that suggested he was attempting the world speed record for the nonchalant walk."  -- (Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic)

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      Magda 3 years ago

      It's a joy to find somenoe who can think like that

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      Juan 3 years ago

      Guten Morgen Lars Wenn du Color of Magic schon gut findest, dann soetllst du dir unbedingt mal Hogfather anschauen.Die Story:Wieder einmal steht Hogswatchnight bevor auf der Scheibenwelt. dcberall schreiben die Kinder ihren Wunschzettel und hoffen, dadf ihnen der grodfe schweinenasige Mann im roten Mantel Geschenke bringen wird.Doch in diesem Jahr ist alles anders, denn die Auditoren haben ein Kopfgeld auf den Hogfather ausgesetzt und der geisteskranke Assassine Teatime (ausgesprochen Te-a-timme) setzt alles drann, die mythische Figur verschwinden zu lassen. We4re da nicht TOD, der schon immer eine Schwe4che ffcr die Menschheit hatte und sich mit seinem gehilfen Albert dran macht, den Hogfather zu vertreten, bis seine Enkelin Susan den ganzen Schlamassel wieder graderfccken kann. Bis es soweit ist, gibt es auf der Scheibenwelt jedoch eine ganze Menge Leichen, entffchrte Zahnfeen, verstf6rte Einzelhe4ndler und fcberraschte mythische Persf6nlichkeiten, wie den Warzen-Gnom und einen Gott des Katers.Es ist die erste Realverfilmung eines Terry Pratchett Romans gewesen und lediglich fuers TV gemacht worden. Allerdings ist das Buch sehr gut umgesetzt worden und versprueht wie gewohnt den charmanten Sarkasmus des Tod(es).Praedikat: sehr zu empfehlen Gruss Karsten PS: Die Erstausstrahlung in Deutschland erfolgte am 25.12.2007 auf Pro7

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