The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...
A third hilarious adventure by the author of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic .
"Another Discworld misadventure from the rompingly comic Mr Pratchett " The Times 19870212
They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check that the baby in question was a son. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin...
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of over three dozen novels, is one of the worlds best-selling novelists writing in the English language. His books have sold more than 65 milllion copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenaland hugely popularDiscworld series for adults, Terry is the beloved author several childrens books. He was awarded Britains highest honor for a childrens novel, the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. Terry lives in England, where he writes all the time. The characters and setting of THE TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES are dear to the authors heart, reflecting (obliquely) much of his own childhood in Englands Chalk countrythe part of the country where he still lives today. Mr. Pratchett and his wife, Lyn, have one grown daughter and many cats. Anyone can find out more about Terry at Harpers own website: terrypratchettbooks.com. In 2008, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.