This is book number 4 in the Tiffany Aching series.
Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
By the beloved and bestselling grandmaster of fantasy, Sir Terry Pratchett, this is the fourth in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .
The five funny and fabulous Tiffany Aching adventures are:
Tiffany’s mentors, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, star in the novels Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, and Carpe Jugulum.
And don’t miss Terry Pratchett’s hilarious and wise Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents!
Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was the acclaimed creator of the globally revered Discworld series. In all, he authored more than fifty bestselling books, which have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.
“At once touchingly poignant and uproariously hilarious, this novel is a splendid goodbye to a batch of characters who will be missed by readers who still must admit that, with this fourth volume, their stories have been well and thoroughly told.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Tiffany is Hermione Granger, Gaiman’s Coraline, and Pullman’s Lyra Belacqua rolled into one.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
“Enthralling and rewarding.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Side-splittingly funny.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“One of the most entertaining and literarily rich fantasies for young adults available. Funny, thought-provoking, and completely engaging from first to last.” — Horn Book Magazine
“In terms of pure humor per square word, Pratchett may be the cheeriest writer around.” — ALA Booklist
“Glorious.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“Pratchett’s skill as a storyteller soars.” — Rocky Mountain News