Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: - Yes. Discworld
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Humour
Short summary of the story: Welcome to Discworld! This is the very first story of the series. We learn about the Disc of the World which is supported by four giant elephants (Berilia, Tubul, Great T'Phon and Jerakeen) who stand on The Great Turtle, A'Tuin. A tourist comes to Ankh-Morpork, which is one of the larger cities of Discworld. The tourist, Twoflower, meets up with a wizard, Rincewind, and this is a chronicle of some of their adventures. Mentioned in this story, sometimes very briefly, are folks who will later on command full books and stories of their own. But in this, the introductory story, we follow Twoflower, Rincewind and Twoflower's sapient pearwood wooden chest, the Luggage.
We also find out a lot about the magic of Discworld and how it functions, and also how it doesn't function.
This is what Goodreads says about The Color of Magic
The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet...