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   (book 4 of 5 for OUaT)

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (September 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0061433047

 

 From Booklist

Pratchett returns to the terra firma of his popular, sprawling Discworld series, the young-reader corner of which centers around teen witch Tiffany Aching. Being a good witch mostly means tending to the locals’ minor aches, pains, and kerfuffles—which she does with as much aplomb as anyone could be expected to muster—but to become a great witch, she’ll have to contend with the malevolent ghost of an ancient witch-burner. Yet even that might not be as terrifying as trying to keep the peace between the humans and the wee Nac Mac Feegles (whose primary skills are drinking, brawling, having Scottish brogues, brawling a bit more, and stealing every scene they’re in) and, shudder, getting wrapped up in the wedding of her childhood friend, who is suddenly a very myopic baron. The action never picks up much more momentum than a determined amble, but readers won’t care a whit because in terms of pure humor per square word, Pratchett may be the cheeriest writer around. Now that Tiffany Aching’s adventures are concluded, readers can explore the nearly three decade’s worth of other Discworld books.

Well, in all honesty, I can’t say it better then the review from Booklist, so I’m not even going to try. 

The whole series  was a delightful read. 

In this last Tiffany Aching,book Pratchett ties up some loose ends, and gives Tiffany yet another evil to fight while she grows into her witches shoes… or should I say her midnight dress?

Many of the “usual witches” abound and a few new ones to boot. One can never have too many witches! And who is the new man in Tiffany’s life?

I would have liked to seen the Nac Mac Feegles a bit more because their dialogue is certainly fun to read, and they were in the book, I would have just liked to have seen them even more.

For anyone who has not read any Discworld / Pratchett books this series would be an excellent start.

I think next is a quick Winnie the Pooh read and then on to Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton.

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