Begins with the three paths to Gondor in one book, and Sam’s rescue of Frodo in the other, ending three or four different times as the threads are tied back together.
This volume has one book split among the viewpoints of the hobbits and the hunters, and the other is wholly Frodo and Sam’s storyline. Runs from Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn’s orc-hunt to the (start of the) race to Gondor after Helm’s Deep, and from the mazelike Emyn Muil through the encounter with Shelob.
If you need a summary here, you make me sad. Go. Read. (This volume runs from the long-expected party to the breaking of the fellowship at Parth Galen under Amon Hen.)
Wizards and dwarves and elves (and goblins and trolls and spiders and a dragon), oh my! (Not to mention hobbits, who really would rather be back at home in front of a hot kettle with a full belly and some snacks and pipe-weed at hand.)
A Shakespeare-ish mashup wherein Granny learns that drama is all pretend; Nanny is not impressed; Magrat and a Fool flirt awkwardly; and though destiny must be fulfilled, it’s not so particular that it can’t be tricked a little.
Magrat becomes a fairy godmother, and the witches take a trip to a town where stories twist people to fit inside. Also: don’t stand between two mirrors.
The wizards of Unseen University must (augh) compete in a football tournament or else face (gasp) food rationing.
Fifth novel of Discworld, concerning wizards, would-be barbarians, Rincewind (Wizzard), and (of course) a multi-pedal piece of sapient luggage. Wouldn’t be a Rincewind storyline without the fearsome sound of lots of tiny feet.
“The thirteenth of Terry Pratchett’s popular Discworld novels, published in 1992. It tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha. In the process, it satirises religious institutions, people, and practices, and the role of religion in political life.”
The Auditors don’t like personality (never say “I”); Death’s been acquiring one, so they fire him. He becomes a wicked good farmhand, while the new Death isn’t about yet so things aren’t dying like they should, which gets interesting.