Title: Interesting Times
Author: Terry Pratchett
Heh. Good to see things come full circle for Twoflower after the events of The Colour of Magic. This time, we’re transported to the Agatean Empire, otherwise known as the Counterweight Continent, where revolution is afoot. Kinda. Sorta. A little bit. If it’s not too much trouble.
This get muddled as Cohen and his Silver Horde are added to the fray. There’s just something about a ninety-year-old barbarian that is rather amusing. Maybe it’s because they’re still being barbarians even now. Or perhaps they remind me of my grandfather a little too much, especially with his views and the occasional near psychic (at least I thought so at the time) way he was right about people and events.
There’s one among their group who’s trying to civilise them for their current task, which makes for some downright hilarious scenes. All of the scenes in fact. Even the more serious ones weren’t all that serious. Being set in their ways doesn’t even explain it. Though fixation comes to mind.
And there’s Rincewind. Poor, poor Rincewind. A natural coward who’s luckier than most and often forced into situations that risk his head. Even fleeing, he’s entertaining. Far better than he was in Colour of Magic or Sourcerer and a little reminiscent of him in Eric.
Can’t wait until we see more of the little continent of XXXX. ^_^