As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone – or something – is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.
Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her . . .
THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SEQUENCE
The final adventure in Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series brings this subset of Discworld novels to a moving and highly satisfactory conclusion. Tiffany, now nearly 16 years old, is forced to do battle with the hate-filled ghost of a long dead witchfinder, the Cunning Man, who has become obsessed with the young witch and is gradually turning her own community against her. As ever, Tiffany is ably supported by her loyal, intensely fractious, and totally amoral companions, the Nac Mac Feegles, whose leader, Rob Anybody, believes, "After all, ye ken, what would be the point of lyin' when you had nae done anything wrong?" She must deal with the heavy workload of a professional witch (birthing babies, training apprentices, and the like), fight evil, and come to terms with her former boyfriend's impending marriage. Pratchett's trademark wordplay and humor are much in evidence, but he's also interested in weightier topics, including religious prejudice and the importance of living a balanced life. Tiffany Aching fans, who have been waiting for this novel since Wintersmith (2006), should be ecstatic. Ages 12 up.
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I shall wear midnight
Thank you Terry Pratchett, I laughed and cried before the first chapter was over, and the rest of this beautifully crafted story completely fails to disappoint. A coming of age in so many ways for the central character, her friends, the author and the reader too.
Love The Nac Mac Feegles
Admittedly, this is not as humorous as past stories, however we are still drawn into the magical world of Tiffany and her small, feisty friends.
Well written and still managing to captivate his audience, Pratchett remains a firm and absolute favourite, and his Discworld is still as captivating as ever.
My hat off to you, sir - wherever you are.
I shall wear midnight
I fined this book is not in keeping with terry Pratchett’s love for humerus story lines. It seems to me that his own life was a bit rough and dark some time in his early days. This is one book that I cannot finish. It is a shame because THE SHEPHERDS CROWN WAS BRILLIANT AND FUNNY AS IT WAS DARK. One star only I’m afraid.