|"As his adopted daughter Ysabell and his former apprentice Mort die in an accident, Death becomes depressed and goes off to join the Klatchian Foreign Legion to forget, Susan Sto Helit, currently living at the Quirm College for Young Ladies, finds herself having to substitute for Death. In her rounds she comes across Imp Y Celyn, who has come to Ankh-Morpork from Llamedos to seek his fortune. This he is finding, in the form of music, and a new style of music with rocks in it. Wielding a magical, even possessed, guitar, he forms a band with a dwarf and a troll and rapidly becomes a star... Except that the Guild of Musicians is not best pleased with unauthorised music and he's probably forfeited his soul..." |
"Terry Pratchet" by Andrew M Butler
|Girls' boarding schools, rock music - The Beatles, The Who, The Sex Pistols and U2.|
Be careful what you wish for. You never know who will be listening.
...she was brilliant in the same way that a diamond is brilliant, all edges and chilliness.
School regulations required [Susan's hair] to be in two plaits, but it had an uncanny tendency to unravel itself and spring back into its preferred shape, like Medusa's snakes.
[Footnote:The question seldom addressed is where Medusa had snakes. Underarm hair is an even more embarassing problem when it keeps biting the top of the deodorant bottle.]
No one actually tried to kill musicians in the Drum. Axes were thrown and crossbows fired in a good-humored, easygoing way. No one really aimed, even if they were capable of doing so. It was more fun watching people dodge.
The Archchancellor made himself comfortable at his snooker table.The Archchancellor polished his staff as he walked along. It was a particularly good one, six feet long and quite magical. Not that he used magic very much. In his experience, anything that couldn't be disposed of with a couple of whacks from six feet of oak was probably immune to magic as well.
My name is Radostina Georgieva, "Roddy".
I live in California.
I enjoy travelling, reading books, listening to music, going to the movies.
I am constantly looking for ways to challenge myself, learn, and grow.