Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld, #5
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sourcery returns us to Rincewind, which really isn't a bad thing. The book is funny, gathering a few out-loud chuckles here and there. This one also had more of a plot than the previous Rincewind novels, which is definitely a plus in my book. However, it still didn't quite stand out or on its own. It was an enjoyable read for sure-I liked it-but it didn't feel phenomenal.
The plot starts off with the birth of a seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son. Everyone knows that the seventh son of a seventh son is a wizard, but what most don't know (due to the celibacy of wizards) is that his seventh son is a sourceror. Able to harness the very source of magic, a sourceror is much more powerful than a wizard.
Most of the book follows Rincewind trying to keep the Archchancellor's hat safe as various hijinks befall him and his companions.
I was hoping for something different knowing Rincewind was going back to the Unseen Unversity, but I don't know exactly what. There are a few good nuggets in here, but all in all, I'd say I like it, but I still haven't exactly discovered what it is that makes folks like Pratchett so much.