Discworld: Witches

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,121 ratings

Equal Rites Summary

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.  

Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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  • Book 1

    • Equal Rites

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad quality!

    • By Margit on 19-03-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,039
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard work

    • By Linda on 05-05-09

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 3

    • Witches Abroad

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,196

    What could be easier than preventing a servant girl from marrying a prince, especially for three clever witches? But Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick face more than they bargained for when they journey to the distant city of Genua. For one thing, their power is limited to Mrs. Gogol's weak voodoo spells, a one-eyed cat, and a secondhand magic wand that works only on pumpkins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the best of the Witches series

    • By Katharin on 14-02-08

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Lords and Ladies

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 934
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 932

    On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Away with the fairies

    • By Beccameriel on 26-11-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Maskerade

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,130
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      5 out of 5 stars 883
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    The show must go on, as murder, music, and mayhem run riot in the night. The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork, is a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely familiar evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In the unlikely event you've never read Pratchett

    • By nicole on 26-08-13

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5.5

    • A Blink of the Screen

    • Collected Short Fiction
    • By: Terry Pratchett, A. S. Byatt (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton-Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the Discworld series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is not just one for the fans

    • By James on 11-07-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Legends

    • Stories by the Masters of Fantasy, Volume 2
    • By: Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas, Kathryn Walker, Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Return to the amazing worlds created by some of fantasy's most famous writers. Robert Jordan presents "New Spring", a stunning prequel to his best-selling series The Wheel of Time. Terry Pratchett relates "The Sea and Little Fishes", an enchanting incident set in Discworld. And Orson Scott Card spins another compelling yarn of Alvin Maker called "Grinning Man".

    Regular price: £15.69

  • Book 6

    • Carpe Jugulum

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 964

    Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book with bite

    • By Clare on 17-01-11

    Regular price: £19.99