Beautiful! I really like Tiffany Aching as a character, and the story was good, and the resolution too. Also, I don't know how I could think, the first time that I've read this, that Granny Weatherwax was acting out of character... she's pure Esme through the whole book!...Continua
Tiffany is 11, but she's stronger than people expect, she fighted and won over fairies queen. Now she's learning about witch stuff with a lovely old witch, Miss Level. Tiffany is about to face a devil that will get her body and mind... but she's not alone: the powerful Miss Weatherwax is with her. And surely the small, angry, rude but faithful Nac Mac Feegles are.
Soooo hilarious and fun, but deep as well.
One more brilliant episode in Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching saga, that here abandons the children-oriented mood of his first two "junior fiction" novels (even though it is still labeled so) to join steadily the main Discworld series, helped by the presence for long parts of the novel of that Granny Weatherwax that we met in many other episodes of the series. Solidly tongue-in-cheek like most of Pratchett's works, but still interesting in exploring the characters... the third attempt at a "Bildungsroman" by Pratchett (after "Mort" and "Faust"), and probably the more successful at it even if maybe sometimes less side-splitting funny....Continua
[Note: This book follows "The Wee Free Men"... it's best to read that first ^_-]
The Nac Mac Feegle clan has a new kelda, but they still cherish the "other one". By the way, Tiffany is now eleven and she's sent "learnin' witching up in the mountains", where she'll meet some other girls of her age with all the nastiness that comes with a young girls coven...
This is a story of duty, pride, jealousy, geas (no, not the bird) and the meaning and purpose of magic... oh, I almost forgot: it's a story with Mistress Weatherwax. That wraps it all up, isn't it?...Continua