The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
This tale set in Discworld stars a plucky young witch-in-training who, according to PW's starred review, "will win over not only readers but the title characters, (somewhat) lovable imps who exude a certain charm despite their innate and unrepentant kleptomania." Ages 12-up.
Another Great Story from Pratchett
I adore Tiffany. She’s just the sort of precocious child I was. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Pratchett gives a wonderful commentary on adulthood through the eyes of Tiffany. This was an absolute joy to read.
Great Book overall
This book was assigned to me for ELA and when I started reading it it absolutely loved it I’m only eleven and this book has blown me alway I’m now going to read it to my sister who is three and I hope she loves it as much as me.
The book has a great plot line and is a great book for people who like fantasy’s taking that I love fantasy’s it’s much like the land of stories, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson me also loving all of those series it’s a great book and I hope you read it
Are we still on Discworld?
I think we must be , mistresses Weatherwax and Ogg are here and they are from Lancre, so it seems like good old Discworld.
Sir Terry has done yet another masterful job of creating characters, ones I would like to sit in a pub with, around a fire with, or out with ship on the meadows with. They are very different from Capt. Carrot or Sam Vimes or Nobby Nobbs, but no less fascinating.
I am reading these books before sending them to my 10 year old twin granddaughters, I trust and hope they can find that there ideas about witches might need some serious rethinking. Well, both may yet qualify for a bit of witchcraft.
Great books are characterized by the feeling of regret I feel when coming to the end of them.I certainly regret finishing these books.