|Plot Summary of Wyrd Sisters|
Something is rotten in the Kingdom of Lancre. The previous king, Verence, has died under suspicious circumstances, and his cousin Duke Felmet and the mountainous and obnoxious duchess have taken the throne. Fortunately, the true heir, a boy of two, has been stolen away and adopted out to a troupe of itinerant actors, and three witches -- old Granny Weatherwax, bibulous and bawdy Nanny Og, and youthful New-Ager Magrat Garlick -- have decided to meddle in earthly politics to set things right.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
On the discworld, the kingdom of Lancre has been taken over by a somewhat unhinged tyrant. The three wyrd sisters - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlic realize that the land is not happy with its current ruler, and that something will have to be done. Their plan, to reinstate the king's natural heir by moving the kingdom 15 years into the future so that the lad will be old enough, is an ambitious one, but it just might work....A wonderful parody of "Macbeth" with a fair amount of fairy story thrown in for good measure.
This synopsis report prepared by Bryn Pearson
When the King of Lancre dies and the throne goes to an inappropriate ruler, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat, three witches, fight back. If you've read Macbeth, you know the plot - but this is hysterically funny, as well.
This synopsis report prepared by Ivy
Trhree witches use common sense rather than magic to save a kingdom from an evil duchess. Terry Pratchett always makes me smile.
This synopsis report prepared by rose mallon
|Chapter Analysis of Wyrd Sisters|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- can fly
- can cast many different spells
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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