Synopses & Reviews
“Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz.”
The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic—the first two volumes of Terry Pratchetts phenomenally successful, New York Times bestselling Discworld series—are now available in this special anniversary graphic novel edition. Strikingly illustrated and painstakingly adapted, The Discworld Graphic Novels brings Prachetts bizarre, outrageous—yet strangely familiar—universe of wizards, witches, vampires, bureaucrats, policemen, golems, dwarves, and living luggage to bold, visual life. The Houston Chronicle calls Terry Pratchett, “J.R.R. Tolkien with a sharper, more satiric edge.” The Washington Post compares him to Geoffrey Chaucer, while the Chicago Tribune admires his “Monty Python-like plots.” But in truth theres no one quite like the incomparable Pratchett—on this world or any other.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot. Follow the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the DISCWORLD's first tourist, and his guide Rincewind, the wizard.
In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly . . .
Imagine a flat world sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) strikingly parallel to our own—but also very different. But also very similar.
To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of the Discworld, the first two volumes of the remarkable Terry Pratchett's equally remarkable—and phenomenally successful—series were made available together, right here, in graphic novel form. These beautifully illustrated renditions of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic show and tell the bizarre misadventures of the spectacularly inept wizard Rincewind and Twoflower, Discworld's very first—and possibly, portentously its very last—tourist. Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own. And teeth.
About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the worlds most popular authors. his novels about the fantastical flat planet Discworld have sold more than 65 million copies, and in 2009 he was knighted for services to literature.
Sir Terrys highly praised novels for children have won such honors as the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Young Adult Literature, a Printz Honor, and Britains prestigious Carnegie Medal.
He lives in England with his wife and many cats.