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Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3)
Equal Rites - Discworld, Bk 3
Author: Terry Pratchett
Plodding through the eternal void is the great turtle A'Tuin. On his back (or hers -- the question is unresolved) stand four elephants. — And supported on the elephants' shoulders is... Discworld, planet of magic and misadventure! — Predicting his own death, the wizard Drum Billet sets out to pass on his power and his staff to his predicted succes...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061020698
ISBN-10: 0061020699
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 254 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Introduction to very interesting new Pratchett characters, not as amusing as first 2 Discworld books, but still good.
wss4 avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 389 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another great DiscWorld novel. In this book we meet several new characters. First is Granny Weatherwax a witch who is really good at heart and takes on the task of teaching the first female wizard in the history of DiscWorld. When a powerful wizard makes the mistake of passing his powers on to the eighth son of an eighth son, right before dying, only to find out that the son is a daughter, Granny takes on the task of teaching the child witchcraft, since women are not wizards. Needless to say that Esk, the 9 year old female wizard has other plans. lol

Overall a wonderful, engrossing story. I love Esk and hope that we see much more of her as she grows up as well as Granny Weahterwax who single handedly changes the ways of Wizards.
Trey avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 260 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Pratchett takes on the gender wars. Or skrmishes. Or something like that. Still, it is amusing to see Granny Weatherwax deal with the Unseen University and its inhabitants.
wss4 avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 389 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great DiscWorld novel. In this book we meet several new characters. First is Granny Weatherwax a witch who is really good at heart and takes on the task of teaching the first female wizard in the history of DiscWorld. When a powerful wizard makes the mistake of passing his powers on to the eighth son of an eighth son, right before dying, only to find out that the son is a daughter, Granny takes on the task of teaching the child witchcraft, since women are not wizards. Needless to say that Esk, the 9 year old female wizard has other plans. lol

Overall a wonderful, engrossing story. I love Esk and hope that we see much more of her as she grows up as well as Granny Weahterwax who single handedly changes the ways of Wizards.
doctorslime avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 241 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Book 3 of the ever popular discworld Series by Terry Pratchett, if you haven't started
reading this series DONT START you'll get hooked, and you'll rapid be known as the weird
person of the office who's always reading a Pratchett book!
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raksha38 avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 203 more book reviews
I loved this, of course! I've actually read this twice before, but it's been so long ago that I only remembered the first half of the book. That's one benefit of grad school having destroyed my memory: books I love can be like new again! This was a fun little adventure and I'm always up for a story that parodies gender stereotypes, especially if that story firmly lands on the side of equality. I don't think I've seen Esk turn up in any of the other Discworld books I've read, but there are a lot I haven't read, so I'm hoping I might run across her again. She was great.
reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 68 more book reviews
The beginning of the discworld witches books. Very funny, very satirical. Made me laugh out loud several times.
pindari avatar reviewed Equal Rites (Discworld, Bk 3) on + 38 more book reviews
The whole discworld series is such a fun read. An adventurous romp through an impossible world. It's lighthearted, but engaging enough to keep you reading at night long after you should have turned out the light!


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