"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier... show more
"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 24th 2004
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Discworld 2 (#17)
Rincewind gets an invitation to go and visit an old friend. As is usual for him, this involves people mistaking him for an actual wizard and trying to kill him.Plenty of humour, ranging from the politest revolutionaries you're going to meet, to a geriatric barbarian horde.
Interesting Times is from the Rincewind subseries of Discworld. It’s been quite a few books since I’ve seen Rincewind, so it was fun to see him again. He always makes me laugh. If you’ve read the earlier books, you may remember that Rincewind once had some adventures with Twoflower, a visitor f...
Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett Discworld #17 Interesting Times opens on a deserted island where Rincewind is happily spending his days coping with boredom. We don’t know exactly how he got there, but that doesn’t really matter. He’s dealing with things like coconut surprise (surprise: it...
Discworld’s Counterweight Continent is explored for the first time in the series as author Terry Pratchett sends the inept wizard Rincewind to the walled off landmass where he meets up with some old friends in a reunion of the series’ first two books. The Discworld’s version of China & Japan is th...
When my friend leant me this book he simply said 'Rincewind' at which I rolled my eyes. I must say that Rincewind is certainly not my favourite Discworld character, even though some of the books in which he has starred have been quite good. However I wasn't really expecting anything all that much to...