May Fantasy Book Pick: Wyrd Sisters (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

In an early Terry Pratchett book called Equal Rites, we got to meet an unstoppable, cantankerous witch named Granny Weatherwax. A little later, Pratchett brought us to Granny’s home turf in the magical and mountainous kingdom of Lancre. She was joined by two other vastly different witches, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, 3 conflicting personalities who had to work together for a much bigger cause.

The end result, a wee novel called Wyrd Sisters, is a riotous mashup of Macbeth and the absurd. But beyond all that, Pratchett’s wit and humor are a sugary coating about a reminder of the power of real respect—and respect for real power. As to what that is… well…

Wyrd Sisters was my introduction to Discworld, and as of the end of April I’ve read the book 4 times. (I was also just on the Sword & Laser podcast to discuss it and Discworld.)

If you haven’t read it or are interested in the Discworld series, Wyrd Sisters is a great intro. And don’t worry, one of the beauties of Discworld is you can come to it from any book. Maybe I’m biased by my own experiences, but it’s a great starting point, and every journey starts with where you are.

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