For the forty-seventh book in the challenge, I read Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, the third book in the Discworld series. The first two books were okay, with more words and less humor than his later books, but I really like this one. Granny Weatherwax is a great character, and Pratchett writes her delightfully.
Everybody on the Disc knows that men are wizards and women are witches. That’s how it is, and how it has always been. 8 is a significant number in wizardry, and when the 8th son of an 8th son has an 8th son on the way, you can bet your sweet bippy (whatever that is) that it’s going to be one heck of a powerful little dude. In wizardry, one of the things a wizard does before he dies is to pass on his magic staff to a newly born wizard, and that’s exactly what happens.
Except, of course, that the little dude turns out to be a little lady. The magic doesn’t seem to care, however, and the staff certainly doesn’t. So…now what?
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.