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“Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett v??? .. He froze. The stranger let go and quickly thumbed through a small black book he had taken from his belt. Would you recommend The Colour of Magic as a first book to The argument goes that since The Colour of Magic is not Pratchett's finest work.

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Start by marking “The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)” as Want to Read: Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl. The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted . The Color of Magic (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on Book 1 of 41 in the Discworld Series Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime.

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknown , a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard , a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet The story starts with the telling of the manner of the Discworld. The world itself is a flat disc that rests on the back of four giant elephants named Berilia , Tubul , Great T'Phon and Jerakeen , who in turn rest on the large shell of a giant World Turtle called Great A'Tuin who swims through space. On the Disc it is further known that the small kingdom of Krull has been sending teams of men over the Edge to look at the Turtle and the four Elephants and proved that they are real, but they do not know the sex of Great A'Tuin. Far away in the hubwards direction Ankh-Morpork , the most famous and oldest city on the Disc, is burning. This burning is being watched by two of the local heroes, Bravd the Hublander and his partner Weasel.

It will give you a feel for how Pratchett matures as a humorist and storyteller over subsequent books. The Color of Magic — which is, in Pratchett's world, "octarine," the eighth color of the spectrum — introduces us to Rincewind, the most inept wizard ever to flunk out of Unseen University.

Rincewind doesn't seem quite the hopeless dolt he appears to be in Sourcery ; he has his moments of self-assurance, particularly when he defies Death.

But his story is still funny as he finds himself conscripted to play the role of tour guide to one Twoflowers, a gleefully idiotic tourist from far away in the Counterwieght Continent, who shows up in Ankh-Morpork one day accompanied by the Luggage that creepy and temperamental living suitcase made of sentient wood. Twoflowers, who has an unhealthy eagerness to witness bar fights, starts throwing around massive amounts of gold like nobody's business, and Rincewind can't decide whether he really ought to stick around and save the poor clod from his own folly or take the money he's already been paid as tour guide and run.

The decision is made for him, though, and the improbable duo soon find themselves responsible for burning down nearly the entire city as they flee into a host of adventures guided by the die rolls of the whimsical Gods. It's interesting to see Pratchett play around with concepts that he would later develop more fully in later volumes. Most amusingly, an introduction informs us that the Discworld series will contain "at least ten" books.

Death appears as a bit player here, and you get the idea that Pratchett already is formulating his nefarious plans for this character in future episodes.

Unseen University is mentioned, but, of course, Unseen. Of course the fire becomes a large fire ball that sets fire to those parts of Ankh-Morpork which are flammable most of them hence finishing the backstory. We now learn that the events taking place are controlled in a board game played by the gods and Rincewind and Twoflower are controlled by The Lady and Fate is trying to be kill them.

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He brings forth the most impossible piece: Rincewind ends up hanging from a branch with a snake wrapped on it and under a wasp nest and is hanging above a pack of wolves.

Death again tries to claim him but Rincewind knocks the wasp nest down by accident causing the wolves to flee. Safe, Rincewind is taken prisoner by the dryad Druellae for breaking a branch, he of course has a lucky break and is able to instantly get to Twoflower. They meet Hrun the Barbarian and banish the Sender of Eight, causing Fate to lose the game, and the three of them go to the Wyrmberg , an upsidedown mountain filled with dragons.

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Twoflower thinks of a dragon and one pops up in front of him while Hrun is offered to become a King by Liessa the princess. Leaving Hrun behind.

Rincewind and Twoflower use Twoflower's dragon to escape but flying too far away from the Wyrmberg the dragon fades and they drop out of the air. For a moment or two they are transported to Roundworld until the Luggage leaps in and they fall into the Discworld sea near the Edge. They are rescued by the Circumfence a fence that wraps around the Edge and meet a water troll from another world and then are transported to Krull to be sacrificed to the god Fate while Fate himself confirms the up-coming deaths of Rincewind and Twoflower.

They escape their jail with help from the Lady and get into two space suits meant for the passengers of the Potent Voyager , a ship that is about to be sent over the Edge.

At that moment the Luggage comes in wrapped in seaweed which gets the attention of everyone who figured out that Rincewind and Twoflower are imposters. Twoflower starts to climb in the Potent Voyager and Rincewind starts to climb in after him but then the Voyager starts to slide down.

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Desperately a group of men come up and try and stop the Voyager but that only makes Twoflower fall into the cabin below and the latch locks behind him leaving Rincewind outside. Then ' A few seconds later there came a thunder of little feet and the Luggage cleared the rim of the world, legs still pumping determinedly, and plunged down into the universe.

Rincewind safely lands on a tree on the very Edge and is confronted by Death again, but Rincewind points out that he hasn't broken anything and is still alive. Death turns out to be a small demon Scrofula and Rincewind argues with him and, just as the demon is about to kill him, the tree gives way. Rincewind starts to fall off the Disc and then clearing the planet he falls, and falls, and falls The cover illustration was drawn by Josh Kirby.

Like most of his pictures the illustration is very busy and filled with a great number of details.

It presumably shows a scene inside the tavern The Broken Drum. In the foreground of the picture the Luggage can be seen running away on several small feet. Notably, is the drawing of Twoflower running down the stairs. It can be seen that the artist decided to take a passage on page 16 literally where it says " Blind Hugh began, and found himself looking up into a face with four eyes in it.

The TV adaptation also adds characters unreferenced in the original book like Hector Tugelbend and Ransak Boggett , who are essentially "placeholder" characters added for completion who are referenced only once, with minimal information, and then dissappear again.

It was adapted into a second video game for mobile phones, Discworld: The Colour of Magic in The novel was adapted into a series of four comics illustrated by Steven Ross.

These were then collected into a single edition in and then later in combined with the other collected edition based on The Light Fantastic into the omnibus The Discworld Graphic Novels The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. The Light Fantastic. Jump to: The Colour Of Magic.

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