Episode 3

Episode 3: The Colour of Magic


October 27th, 2021

1 hr 26 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to Nanny Ogg's Book Club: A Discworld Podcast! Join us as we read through all 41 of the fantastical and outrageous Discworld novels! This is Episode 3: The Colour of Magic.

Unlike subsequent Discworld novels, The Colour of Magic is divided into 4 main sections that almost act as interconnected short stories or novellas. Each of these sections remixes and satirizes classic Sword and Sorcery genres tropes and texts that were very popular in the seventies  and eighties. The overall plot introduces us to the failed wizard Rincewind, a cowardly loser who has the worst luck in the universe and only knows one spell that he cannot say for fear of what it does. He is coerced by the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork into becoming a guide/protector for Twoflower, the Discworld's first tourist from the Counterweight Continent, little knowing that this job will lead him on a journey to the literal edge of the Disc.

Theme: Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod
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