Synopses & Reviews
A wonderful new novel from the Carnegie Medal winner. A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel.
Up on the chalk downs known as The Wold, witches are banned -- ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk is no good for magic.
Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching -- a wise shepherd -- might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening. There's a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new hag. These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin', fightin' and drinkin'. When Tiffany's young brother goes missing, Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies.
Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned, but as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic anyway. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching might have been a witch, but since she's dead it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening.
Junior Discworld novel from the master of the comic fantasy genre. "The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents", Pratchett's last children's book - was a great success. One of the most popular authors currently writing. "A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages" "Daily Telegraph".