The Light Fantastic

by Terry Pratchett

Reviewed by Ruby


Picking up where the first book left off, with Rincewind and Twoflower falling off the edge of the disk (which sits on the backs of four large elephants, which sit on the back of a large turtle), the world suddenly rearranges itself so that they aren't falling off the edge, but rather landing in the middle of a enchanted forest. As the two unlikely friends, plus Twoflower's man-eating luggage, stumble their way out of the hands of pissed off druids, attacks from a bunch of wizards that are trying to recover the 8th powerful spell permanently lodged in Rincewind's brain, assassins, and one very angry troll, the giant turtle has changed course and is slowly making its way towards a large red star. So they not only have to not die they also have to figure out how to save the world.

The second book is exactly the same feel as the first one. It's more like a continuation than an entirely different book. It's cute and funny and light. It also has its own sense of logic that is very odd. On more than one occasion the main characters are saved by random events such as a magically appearing shop that never closes and just moves from location to location; that would seem out of place in other fantasy novel but just seem to fit with the style of the book.  

Grade: A