Equal Rites

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A wizard predicts his own death and readies himself for the traditional transfer of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. The snag is that the eighth son is a daughter and women can’t be wizards.

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‘They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.’

Everybody knows there’s no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her.

Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld’s most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny’s help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon.

But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . .

If you’ve never read a Discworld novel, what’s the matter with you?’ Guardian

Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own’ The Times

Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Additional information

Weight 0.199 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K