The Discworld series tells the history of a world not totally unlike our own, despite of the fact that it’s a world peopled by wizards, vampires, dwarfs, and witches, in addition to other strange fantasy creatures.
The Discworld series is composed by many individual stories and it’s an amazing work of imaginative complexity where you can find fairytale landscapes, magic and everything told in a funny way. In fact, here you can find sarcasm and wit in almost every word.
Reading Witches Abroad you can imagine why Terry Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide and he’s considered the UK’s best-selling author of the 90’. The Discworld series was translated in 37 languages!
Unfortunately, this amazing author died in 2015, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was an excellent author, but even a greater man; in fact, he made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, and he became also a patron of Alzheimer’s Research UK and an incredible civil example for everyone.
Witches Abroad is the hilarious story of a young Fairy Godmother, Magrat, that has to learn everything about being a Fairy Godmother, and especially how to use a magic wand without causing any trouble. At the beginning, everything that Magrat points it at becomes a pumpkin.
With a group of other funny and strange witches, she will travel across magic villages living numerous adventures and meeting several fantastic creatures.
Terry Pratchett received several awards during his brilliant career, but I’ll end this article writing what he said at his acceptance speech for his Carnegie Medal:
“Fantasy isn’t just about wizards and silly wands. It’s about seeing the world from new directions”.