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The Light Fantastic (Discworld) Mass Market Paperback – January 29, 2013
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It's just one of those days when nothing seemsto go right—a most inopportune time for thefirst tourist ever to set foot (and carnivorous Luggage) on the Discworld to be extending his already eventful vacation. (Not that he currently has much choice in the matter.) But with a monstrous red star on a direct collision course, the future for the residents of this flat planet carried by four elephants riding on the shell of a giant turtle swimming through space appears uncertain at best. Fortunately, there is one individual who can save Discworld from total destruction. Unfortunately, that hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
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Book 1 of Discworld, The Color of Magic, ends conveniently on Rincewind the wizard falling over the edge of the Discworld, and book 2, The Light Fantastic, conveniently starts from the same spot. Only it seems like he can't die, because he carries one of the magical Spells in his head, the 8th Spell, in fact, from the super magical book Octavo, where the other 7 Spells reside. Supposedly, Discworld will be soon destroyed by some scary red star, and supposedly the 8 Spells can somehow prevent it. Or not. Or yes. Or... well, a power struggle ensues on the basis of these assumptions, involving wizards. That's not all. There is also a house of Death, and a virgin to be saved from a sacrifice, and the terrible toothless hero Cohen the Barbarian. And the trolls. And the vanishing shops. And... stuff. Multiversal multidimensional chelonian cosmic stuff that in the end puts it all, how to say it, to, well, an end. Right. Because it doesn't. In fact, I won't tell you anything else because you have to read it for yourself. Or else. As for me, I'm off to reading Equal Rights. So see ya! On the other side of the Disc.