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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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Caryn, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Caryn)
Tiffany Aching is a witch, even though she doesn't wear midnight black. Her earlier challenges are told in Wee Free Men, etc., and in Midnight she's almost 16 and being treated as an adult even though she isn't, quite. But she's trying. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og are in this story, as is the city of Ankh-Morpork.

The Tiffany books are my favorite Pratchetts.

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Duncan Ellis, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Duncan Ellis)
Gosh, this was fun.

There are some unsatisfactory elements to the plot, but the writing is lovely, there are cameo appearances by any number of welcome faces, and overall this book does a wonderful job of tying up some loose ends that, for most writers, would have been long forgotten. I mean, he brings back a character from the first Discworld book he wrote with actual plot, and that was more then twenty years ago. The tone and the content is also a lot darker than previous Aching books, but then the main character is now sixteen so fair enough really.

The downside of the use of existing characters is that it would be, I suspect, impenetrable to anyone not familiar with the world and characters, but that is going to be a hazard for the end of any series or any book in such a long-running sequence as Discworld.
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Pratchett, Terry
Fantasy & Magic
Humorous Stories
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Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
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"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 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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