The third in Terry Pratchett's hugely popular Discworld series. The wizard Drum Billet decides the time has come to relinquish his power and choose a successor, who should by rights be the eighth son of an eighth son. The designated eighth son, though, is female, and wizards are meant to be male.
Utdrag ur boken:
“…a hint was to Esk what a mosquito bite was to the average rhino because she was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don’t apply to you.”
’If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly,’ said Granny, fleeing into aphorisms, the last refuge of an adult under siege.”
“Reality returned, and tried to pretend that it had never left.”
“I don’t want to hit the ground. It’s never done anything to me.” ~Eskarina Smith