nrlymrtl, April 19, 2013 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I truly believe that these books, the Tiffany Aching saga, are Terry Pratchett’s best Discworld books. In fact, you don’t really need to know anything about Discworld in order to enjoy these books. The Feegles, or Wee Free Men, that we met in Book 1 are back in Book 2, causing mayhem, misdirection, and the occasional questionable humor. I believe the humorous and serious notes of this book are even better balanced than Book 1, The Wee Free Men. Tiffany is 11 in this book, and her grandmother has been dead and buried for some years, yet she still has a strong presence in Tiffany’s mind. Mistress Weatherwax, who showed up at the end of Book 1, has a much greater role in Book 2, and there is even bonding over pickles and voles. Indeed, Tiffany has a lot to learn and this adventure takes her up against the wall to find out how strong she is.
aslandish_jha, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by aslandish_jha)
Terry Pratchett is right up there in my favorite authors, and he delivers well with another book in the richly-charactered Tiffany Aching series. A bit lighter on social commentary than some of his other books, but the thoughts are still there, and mixed in nicely with the action.
emmy213, October 27, 2006 (view all comments by emmy213)
I love this book! It's a really good read. When I first bought it I thought I would never get into it, but by the second page I couldnt put it down! I recommend it to any teenager who is bored. 5 OUT OF 5!!!
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This is a wonderful fantasy full of wit, witches, and suspense. Written by the well-known author of the Discworld series, A Hat Full of Sky follows the marvelous We Free Men but stands well on its own. So sit back and enjoy this great summer read.
by Richard C.
by Kirkus Reviews,
"By turns hilarious and achingly beautiful, this be just right."
"Pratchett maintains the momentum of the first book, and fans will relish the further adventures of the 'big wee hag,' as Tiffany is known to the Feegles."
by Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,
"Readers will curl up to read with a sigh of contentment."
by Dallas Morning News,
"[I]t's the author's lyrical, playful prose and his deft touch with character and the lived-in details of Discworld that make A Hat Full of Sky so enjoyable."
by School Library Journal,
"This book is full of irreverent humor, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and many memorable characters....Fans of the previous book are in for another treat."
"The ever-inventive Pratchett comes through once again with a comic delight that will engage fantasy fans and make them think, too....Exceptional book."
"[T]he best of the Discworld series yet....This coming-of-age story is a great adventure with plenty of magic and laughs and a journey to find one's 'soul and center.' It is highly recommended for all collections."
"A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages."
by Horn Book Magazine,
"Comic interludes, hair-raising danger, and flashbacks mingle in perfect proportion."
by Harper Collins,
Something is coming after Tiffany ...
Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic — not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!
What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.
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