Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12)Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.



First Impressions:

This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the back of Great A’Tuin, the sky turtle.



After half an hour the boat drifted out through a cave mouth and into a narrow gorge between cliffs. Ice glistened on the walls, and there were drifts of snow on some of the outcrops.

Nanny Ogg looked around guilelessly, and then fumbled somewhere in the depths of her many skirts and produced a small bottle. There was a glugging noise.


Book Summary: 

It seemed an easy job . . . After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn’t marry a prince?

But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple . . .

Servant girls have to marry the prince. That’s what life is all about. You can’t fight a Happy Ending.

At least – up until now . . .

18 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Witches Abroad”

    1. He is my favourite author, hands down. This one is a pretty good one to start with. There are a few things that reference earlier books but it pretty much stands on its own.


  1. I’m going to be doing a massive Prachett read-a-long next year, and I had planned to start with Equal Rites… but maybe I’ll pick this one up first, instead! It sounds like a ton of fun.

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    1. I’d be wary of starting with Equal Rites. I di think its better than the first two books, but I think it’s a little different from the other witches book. Personally, I’d start with Guards, Guards – or if you want to do the witches, this or Wyrd Sisters.


      1. I’m going to do a mostly publication order read-through, but I am NOT starting with Rincewind. He’s not a character I like that much. I’ve read Guards, Guards before (I think) and enjoyed it, so it might be a good starting point too.

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