This book contains four early Pratchett Discworld novels: The Color of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, and Eric. All four volumes follow the adventures of the less-than-competent wizard, Rincewind. Pratchett's satire in these volumes is mostly directed at the sword-and-sorcery genre. Frankly, a little bit of that is fun, but four books is a bit much. The stories aren't particularly different from one another, either. I much prefer Pratchett's later works, particularly The Truth and Guards!Guards! which satirize modern society more than they do a rather arcane literary genre.