The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Published by Corgi
Published: 2012 (first published 1986)
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Synopsis via Goodreads: As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero. What it doesn’t need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame because that’s all there is…
I loved this book, which was a huge relief as I was underwhelmed by the first book in the Discworld series The Colour of Magic. While The Colour of Magic had a score of memorable characters and unparalleled worldbuilding it was completely and utterly confusing. Because I’m the type of person that needs validation, I was relieved to find that reviewers on Goodreads agreed with this opinion. In their reviews they promised vast improvement in the series’ other books, starting with The Colour of Magic‘s sequel The Light Fantastic. While reading The Colour of Magic I enjoyed the characters of Rincewind and Twoflower so I thought I would heed the reviews and continue on in the series. And I’m so glad I did.