A dying wizard tries to pass on his power to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.
About the Author
Beloved and prolific British author Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) is best known for his series of novels set in the fantastic setting of Discworld, the first being The Colour of Magic. Pratchett's books genre-jump from fantasy to science fiction to young adult books, and the Discworld series has been adapted into audiobooks and inspired comic books, fan-created games, music, theatre, and more.
Hometown:Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth:April 28, 1948
Place of Birth:Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Education:Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick