Terry Pratchett’s third Discworld adventure in a new paperback cover edition for 2022! Equal Rites introduces the witches of Discworld in a story of magic and female empowerment when the arrival of Eskarina Smith – Discworld’s first female wizard! traditions of Unseen University challenges the traditions of the Unseen University.
‘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, but on the death of Drum Billet, the universe decided that the eighth son of an eighth son was going to be a daughter and his magic staff was passed to Eskarina (Esk, for short).
Faced with the misogynistic world of wizardry, young Eskarina must fight for her right to become a student of magic at Ankh-Morpork’s ancient college of magic. Unfortunately the faculty’s ideas on equal rights are pretty ancient, but thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld’s most powerful witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo.
Equal Rites is the first book in Terry Pratchett’s Witches series (but you can enjoy reading Discworld books in any order!).
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd