This is the story of Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son – and it’s therefore superficially similar to Equal Rites. One problem with the story is that the main character is pretty unlikeable, but the other main problem is Rincewind, who has, by this point worn out his welcome.

This is another big story with planet and dimension bending sorcery but it’s hard to caste too much. Conina, Cohen the Barbarian’s daughter and the happless Nigel are the highlights of an otherwise slightly disappointing installment.

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