66. Wyrd Systers (Terry Pratchett)

Friday, May 16, 2008
66. Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett

The Discworld's version of MacBeth...only funnier. And no Roman Polanski. The king of Lancre is murdered by his cousin, the Duke, and the King's crown and baby son are given by an escaping servant to three witches. The witches hand the crown and the child to a troupe of traveling actors, believing that destiny will eventually take its course and the boy will grow up to defeat the duke and take his rightful place upon the throne. However, the kingdom (ie. the people, animals, and the land itself) is angry and doesn't want to wait 15 years so the witches decide to take matters into their own hands. The duke, in the hopes of rewriting history in his favour and gaining the support of the people, has decided to get a play written and performed that is favourable to him so he sends the jester to Ankh-Morpork to recruit the same travelling (now stationary) company which adopted the young boy.

2 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I gotta get me some Pratchett! I highly recommend Good Omens by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Captain Karen said...

I had my doubts but after the first book I read (Guards! Guards!), I was hooked. I'm hoping to try and get through the Discworld series this year (or most of it) and then I'll be checking out some of his other work - I've heard good things about Good Omens. I'll make sure it's at the top of my list!

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