Paperback, 285 pages

English language

Published July 9, 2012 by Corgi Books.


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5 stars (1 review)

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels, consistent number one bestsellers in England, have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody along with Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late...

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A wonderful, feminist Discworld story

5 stars

A wonderful story interwoven with some very appropriate, not-so-gentle points about gender preconceptions.

A dying wizard unintentionally passes on his wizardness to 8th daughter of an 8th son (he thought it was an 8th son). As she grows lots of preconceptions about gender roles are examined, challenged and discarded.

Lore (and even law) can and should change as we all grow and learn together.

A great line: I can see you've been getting ideas below your station. - Granny Weatherwax to Eskarina when she forgot herself and blindly accepted there were ~any~ places she didn't belong because she wasn't a man.