Author(s): Terry Pratchett
The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
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.
"Pratchett's ear for dialogue is superb ... His deep feeling for landscape, animals, kindness and courage make his adventures deeply satisfying as well as clever" The Times "Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters" Independent on Sunday "A great Pratchett strength is the sense that if the jokes ... were dropped there would still be a good, engaging fantasy thriller here" Independent "Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high" The Sunday Times "Funny, typically humorous ... A must for any Terry Pratchett fan ... With its witty and slightly confusing plot-twists and hilarious dialogue, this is, without doubt, another great children's book" Bristol Evening Post
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.