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The Bookish Owl – Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett

New book, and it’s Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.

I ran out of City Watch books, so my Discworld reread is moving to the Witches subseries now. I remember not liking this book as much as the other Discworld books when I first read it, but I think it might be because I didn’t yet have the deep appreciation of Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg that I developed later. Not sure why it took me so long to get into the Witches books, but it wasn’t until about “Maskerade” that I really started liking them as much as the rest of the series.

I think it might be because, in the beginning, they weren’t as funny as the others, though they had better plots. Or, maybe, it was just because Esme Weatherwax and I can be a bit too similar for comfort…

Either way, I’m hoping to enjoy my reread of the earlier books more!

(Also, don’t worry about Artemis being creepy – I told him it was October, so he’s just getting into the Halloween spirit)

Wyrd Sisters
by Terry Pratchett

Three witches – Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick – have gathered on a lonely heath. A king has been cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. An infant heir and the crown of the kingdom, both missing . . .

Witches don’t have these kind of dynastic problems themselves – in fact, they don’t have leaders.

Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders the witches don’t have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe . . .

Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett

3 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

  1. Creepy Artemis is still cute! 🙂 I liked Wyrd Sisters more than my other early Discworld reads, but I think a lot of that was due to the Macbeth re-telling aspect of it.

    1. Yeah, that part is pretty cool, but I think I was unable to appreciate it the first time around because I was expecting a book that was as silly as the others I had been reading then.

      1. That makes sense! I know I read it the first time a bit spaced out from when I’d read the others, so I wasn’t going into it while remembering the exact nature of the humor of the other ones I’d read.

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