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I Shall Wear Midnight

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It starts with whispers.

Then someone picks up a stone.

Finally, the fires begin.

When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren’t sparkly, aren’t fun, don’t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone — or something — is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root — before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.

Chilling drama combines with laugh-out-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

Review:

"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. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly

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"A passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious and surpassingly humane outing from a master." Kirkus Reviews

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"[I]n terms of pure humor per square word, Pratchett may be the cheeriest writer around." Booklist

Review:

"Pratchett's fourth — and final — book to feature young witch Tiffany Aching...is a delight from start to finish. The trademark Pratchett humor is in full force." Library Journal

Review:

"At once touchingly poignant and uproariously hilarious, this novel is a splendid goodbye to a batch of characters who will be missed by readers who still must admit that, with this fourth volume, their stories have been well and thoroughly told." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

Synopsis:

New York Times-bestselling author and Printz Honor medalist Pratchett combines comedy and thrilling action in the final breathtaking adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men.

About the Author

Knighted for "services to literature," Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the world's bestselling authors. In addition to his phenomenally successful series about the fantastical flat planet Discworld, he has also written more than a dozen highly acclaimed and award-winning children's books. Sir Terry lives in England.

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Maggie_S, June 22, 2011 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
God bless Terry Pratchett! I've never been much a fan of fantasy novels but the entire Discworld series is amazing!

Tiffany Aching, having studied with senior witches, is on her own and not sure if she really enjoys being a witch. On top of all that, people are starting to wonder if her services are even necessary. And the Nac Mac Feegles are with her the whole time.
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david shapiro, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by david shapiro)
Pratchett continues to entertain us masterfully. Accepting his illness, he tells a story that makes me content to take my leave of a favorite character, Tiffany Aching.
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kmhoward, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by kmhoward)
An interesting look at the nature of evil told in Pratchett's signature style.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061433047
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.17 in 18.40 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 368 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061433047 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious and surpassingly humane outing from a master."
"Review" by , "[I]n terms of pure humor per square word, Pratchett may be the cheeriest writer around."
"Review" by , "Pratchett's fourth — and final — book to feature young witch Tiffany Aching...is a delight from start to finish. The trademark Pratchett humor is in full force."
"Review" by , "At once touchingly poignant and uproariously hilarious, this novel is a splendid goodbye to a batch of characters who will be missed by readers who still must admit that, with this fourth volume, their stories have been well and thoroughly told."
"Synopsis" by , New York Times-bestselling author and Printz Honor medalist Pratchett combines comedy and thrilling action in the final breathtaking adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men.
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