April 10, 2012

Witches at work

by Terry Pratchett

Tiffany Aching is back, fulfilling her witchly duties for the people of the chalk. Sixteen now, she's capable of all sorts of things both mundane (cutting toenails, bandaging legs) and terrible (burying babies, preventing a suicide). As usual, she is helped by the Nac Mac Feegles, an irreverent and violent bunch of fairies. When not setting fire to her broomstick or rebuilding a pub back to front, they're happiest at fighting and breaking glass.

But this time, they are powerless against a bigger threat. An evil being called the Cunning Man is out to exterminate all witches, starting with Tiffany. He's already poisoned the minds of the villagers against her. With her reputation on the line, Tiffany needs to defeat him or she'll be put to death by the other witches.

A darker and scarier book than the previous ones, with grown-up scenarios and problems. Fortunately, you can always count on the Feegles to lighten things up. Tiffany even has a love interest! An exciting and entertaining read. 

Also read the other books in the series: The Wee Free Men,A Hat Full of Sky,and Wintersmith.

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