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Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Corgi Books

Published : 1988

Copyright : Terry & Lyn Pratchett 1988

ISBN-10 : PB 0-552-13460-0
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-552-13460-6

Publisher's Write-Up

Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have.

But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe...

Wyrd Sisters is the sixth novel in the Discworld sequence - the funniest fantasy series ever.

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Review by Chrissi (280201) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
This is loosely based on the play of Macbeth, and near the start we see the death of the reigning King by foul murder, and the King becomes a ghost, haunting his castle.

To protect his son, a faithful servant takes him away and the babe finds his way to a nice family, via a meeting with the three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat. They each give the babe a gift, in keeping with their nature, because Magrat insists that it is a tradition, and we later see that boy grown up to be a great actor.

The story chronicles the descent into madness of the duke, who believes that the witches are evil and tries to destroy them, or at least bring them to into disrepute. He resolves to do this by commissioning a play with these really evil witches in it, so that people will draw the link between any good women with herbs and stuff, and evil witches.

This is quite a complicated plot, much like the Scottish Play, with people who are not all they seem and those who are really not very nice and need desperately a really good comeuppance. As I have said before, I like the Witches, and this instalment does not disappoint.
Chrissi (28th February 2001)

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