Series: Discworld #32
Published by Corgi Books on May 5th 2005
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Girls & Women, Young Adult
Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does - and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die. Now Tiffany's got to learn to be a real witch really quickly, with the help of arch-witch Mistress Weatherwax and the truly amazing Miss Level. Oh, yes. And the Nac Mac Feegle - the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever to be thrown out of Fairyland for being drunk at two in the afternoon. They'll fight anything- *'Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters' Independent on Sunday*'Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high' Sunday Times
Another Tiffany Aching! This series is one of my favorites. The Wee Free Men are just hilarious but there is truly something special about Tiffany’s character.
Knowing that she is a witch and that she can go to “witching school”, which is basically just learning one on one from another witch, is exciting! But, like in the first, there are bound to be problems! Sadly, being as smart as Tiffany is, she tends to start some of the problems without knowing she did.
In this one it is all about the Hiver. It’s not a being that you can see, hear, smell, or taste. So how in the world do you fight it!?
The Nac Mac Feegle are once again in this one, although not as much as in The Wee Free Men. I was a bit worried that we would not see their scary little selves but fortunately we do! They are as crazy as ever but as always willing to help Tiffany with whatever crazy tasks she needs handling. But especially if that involves drinking, or fighting, or stealing. Especially if it involves drinking, or fighting, or stealing.
We also meet other witches, a little coven of gals that are around Tiffany’s age, and Miss Level! Miss Level is amazing. I love her way of doing things. It makes her a very special witch indeed!
Much like the first, this will leave you on the floor crying! I laughed so hard! But with Terry Pratchett there is always a moral hidden within his treasures. This one is no different. Tiffany has to learn what she truly wants to fight the Hiver. And that is the real crux of the situation. Looking into yourself and seeing what is really there and still being able to come back out okay on the other side!
“If you don’t know when to be a human being, you don’t know when to be a witch.” Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
“Witches were a bit like cats. They didn’t much like one another’s company, but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them.” Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
“It’s always surprising to be reminded that while you’re watching and thinking about people, all knowing and superior, they’re watching and thinking about you, right back at you.” .Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
“I WAS NOT EXPECTING A NAC MAC FEEGLE TODAY, said Death. OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE WORN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HA HA.” .Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
Rating Report Plot
5 / 5