Equal RitesBook - 1987
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At the beginning of the book there is a mix up with a dying wizard. He anticipates the birth of a seventh son of a seventh son, when in reality it is a seventh daughter of a seventh son. Before he learns of this mix up he bestows his staff upon the child, automatically making her a wizard. This then causes problems throughout her childhood, they try to hide the staff which seems to have a mind of its own. They try to prevent her from accessing her wizard magic by teaching her witch magic instead. However due to this her magic erupts out of her at will when she is angry, sad, excited etc. The decision is made for her to be trained as a wizard for the safety of her self and others. There is one problem however. Wizards are not supposed to be women. On the journey to Ankh Morpork where the Unseen University is many difficulties are encountered. They finally make it to the university only to of course be turned away. Esk then joins the university as a maid, with her own 'broomstick'. She is to watch and learn. However she is finally accepted to the university after reviving a student who was thought lost to 'them' creatures from the shadow dimension. Esk is able to save him with some help from her staff and Granny and is finally accepted into the university after they decide to allow women due to her heroism.
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