|Discworlds own version of the three witches--Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg--grab their broomstricks and journey to Genua to save Princess Emberella from a fairy tale ending and a power-hungry fairy godmother. Reprint. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Series Title: Discworld *Publication Date: 2002/08/01 *Number of Pages: 374 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75|
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Be careful what you wish for...
Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills--which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince.
But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"--even if it means destroying a kingdom.Discworld's own version of the three witches--Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg--grab their broomstricks and journey to Genua to save Princess Emberella from a fairy tale ending and a power-hungry fairy godmother. Reprint.
Terry Pratchett takes aim at classic fairy tales, voodoo, and the culture of New Orleans in this installment of the long-running humorous fantasy series set on the Discworld. Witch and part-time fairy godmother Desiderata Hollow dies and leaves her magic wand to sentimental, ineffective witch Magrat Garlick. To fulfill her new duties, Magrat, accompanied by senior witches Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, must go on what proves to be a long, eventful journey to the swampy city of Genua, in order to prevent housekeeper/secret heir Ella Saturday from marrying a prince.