The Light Fantastic is a direct sequal to The Colour of Magic. The Discworld needs saving and only Rincewind can do it - something to do with one of the 8 Great Spells slinking around in his head. The adventures of Two Flower, Rincewind and The Luggage continues in this entertaining romp through the Discworld. DEATH is also just starting out as what will one day be a main character. This is an early novel by Pratchett, and also an early Discworld novel. It is quite evident that the author is still trying to find his voice and take his tour around the Disc. The first two novels come across as something of a tour through the Discword, but I still found them enjoyable and the seeing how the Discworld novels develop as a concept is very interesting.
The art on my paperback copy is by Josh Kirby. I love his wild illustrations of the Discworld!