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The Bookish Owl – The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett

The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett owl

Aaaaaaaaand, I’m back on the Discworld!

Just started on The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett, featuring Sam Vimes and his Watch. And since Sam Vimes is basically me (if I had been male and a guard captain in a fantasy book), I’m feeling right at home. The eternal battle between knowing something is the right thing to do and wondering why the hell it’s his problem, is something I can relate to.

Don’t ask me while Artemis is hugging the book in this picture. He just sort of dropped onto his stomach and refused to fold in his wing.
My owl is weird.

The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett owl

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Ghostly Scream – Excerpt (Chapter 17)

Seymour watched the magister leave before glancing at Selissa who had taken to scowling at the nearest wall. The look in his eyes suggested he didn’t quite know where to start.

“Should I be worried about you living with him?” he asked. “Angry peasants get into fist fights. Angry mages burn down cities.”

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Ghostly Scream – Excerpt (Chapter 39)

“A few weeks in, and your apprentice already holds you in such high regard,” Rowan said. “It’s heartwarming.”
Feryll frowned at them. “How did I end up surrounded by angry women?”
Selissa raised an eyebrow. “Would you prefer angry demons?”
The magister hesitated, eyeing her warily. “I would answer that honestly, but I fear you’d punch me.”

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The Bookish Owl – The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Owl The Last Wish Andrzej Sapkowski

So, I’m taking a short break from Discworld to indulge in some monster-slaying goodness!

I just started reading The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (I will never not need to google the spelling of that…), which is the first book in the Polish book series the amazing Witcher video games are based on.

Not only do I adore the games, I also sort of signed up for this LARP event in Poland where I’m going to run around in a castle with a sword for three days, so I thought I would get a bit more into the Witcher lore before then.

(By the way, Artemis’ favorite Witcher character is Philippa Eilhart. I, on the other hand, yelled “Are you kidding me?!” when Iorveth was all, like, ‘follow that owl!’ in Witcher 2…)

 

Owl The Last Wish Andrzej Sapkowski