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I Shall Wear Midnight It starts with whispersThen someone picks up a stoneFinally, the fires beginWhen people turn on witches, the innocents suffer Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren t sparkly, aren t fun, don t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needyBut someone or something is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with herChilling drama combines with laugh out loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil [Read] ➵ Longbow Girl ➲ Linda Davies – 9facts.co.uk the fires beginWhen people turn on witches [Download] ✤ On His Naughty List ➸ Jessica Jarman – 9facts.co.uk the innocents suffer Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches ❴PDF❵ ✓ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – 9facts.co.uk and now she is on her own As the witch of the Chalk ➷ [Reading] ➹ Invisible Wounds By Kay Douglas ➬ – 9facts.co.uk she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren t sparkly ➹ [Download] ➵ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood ➼ – 9facts.co.uk aren t fun ✬ [PDF] ✓ Her Husbands Mistake By Sheila O& ✹ – 9facts.co.uk don t involve any kind of wand ➺ [Download] ➶ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern By Maurice Shadbolt ➻ – 9facts.co.uk and that people seldom ever hear about She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needyBut someone or something is igniting fear [Read] ➬ Squirmy Wormy Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – 9facts.co.uk inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches Aided by her tiny blue allies [PDF / Epub] ☄ Honeymoon Author Sacha J. Witt – 9facts.co.uk the Wee Free Men [PDF / Epub] ☉ Puck You By Peyton Novak – 9facts.co.uk Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life Because if Tiffany falls ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Mountain Moonlight Author Jane Anderson – 9facts.co.uk the whole Chalk falls with herChilling drama combines with laugh out loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil I seriously hate the thought of giving any books by Terry Pratchett less than 4 stars, but I had to do it for this one I read it twice My original rating for this book was 3 stars and yep, it stays that way though at one point I was tempted to downgrade It was the weakest book of the Tiffany Aching series well until This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Things are hostile toward witches on The Chalk and Tiffany Aching aims to find out why But how can she with the future mother in law of the new baron gunning for her Can the Nac Mac Feegle help her clear her name and the name of witches everywhere Terry Pratchett has been one of my buy everything authors for years now and this book is a good example why It would be easy for old Pratch to phone it in at this point He s written something like 50 Discworld books and has been stricken with ear Things are hostile toward witches on The Chalk and Tiffany Aching aims to find out why But how can she with the future mother in law of the new baron gunning for her Can the Nac Mac Feegle help her clear her name and the name of witches everywhere Terry Pratchett has been one of my buy everything authors for years now and this book is a good example why It would be easy for old Pratch to phone it in at this point He s written something like 50 Discworld books and has been stricken with early onset Altzheimers I m proud to say there was no phoning in, or even texting in, in this one.Like all of the Discworld books, this book is about something It s about prejudice and mass hysteria, how seemingly rational people can be driven to do some pretty irrational things It s funny how a lot of people dismiss the Discworld books as fantasy parody when they re so much.The Nac Mac Feegle, demented Scottish smurfs that they are, provide comic relief as always Preston, the guard who s too smart to be a guard, provided a believable future love interest for Tiffany Tiffany herself has come a long way since the Wee Free Men Her grace The Duchess was such a foul villainess I couldn t wait to see her taken down a peg The Cunning Man was pretty horrible as far as Pratchett villains go And the cameos by Vimes, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax were worth the price of admission.Something that not many people mention, Terry Pratchett does a lot to advance the concept of the fantasy witch asthan juts a cackling hag He portrays themlike shaman or jacks of all trades, doing whatever is necessary for the people in their steading.So why a four Why not five I ll tell you, Arnold For one thing, the ending was a little too easy For another, too many plot threads were swept under the rug Amber, the girl who s dad beat the hell out of her, was forgotten for most of the book after spending time with the kelda of the Nac Mac Feegle The Duchess, likewise, was defused at the wedding near the end and it seemed out of character The thread of Letitia being a witch came out of left field and also didn t go very far It could be that old Pratch is planning another Tiffany Aching novel but I was under the impression that this one is the last.All in all, this was a worthy addition to the Tiffany Aching saga and the Discworld series Lots of laughs and also some thought provoking stuff I am used to Terry Pratchett making me laugh out loud when I read his books Not cry like a baby But he sure plays every heart string in this one, while all keeping the humor level just as high Have loved Tiffany since he first book, it has been a priviledge watching her grow up Only a slim few of Terry s books left to read been straggling them out as you can only experience each of his books for the first time once and sadly there shall be no I would read the phone book if Terry Pratchett wrote it I have read all his books including the ones for kids and young adults I ve given away a fortune in his YA and kids books at schools I am only a short way into the book but it is already filled with Pratchett s signature wit and yes wisdom No one uses the English language like Pratchett If I sound like FanGirl, it s because I am, absolutely Pratchett makes Tiffany feel like a real 16 year old girl with all the confusion and ang I would read the phone book if Terry Pratchett wrote it I have read all his books including the ones for kids and young adults I ve given away a fortune in his YA and kids books at schools I am only a short way into the book but it is already filled with Pratchett s signature wit and yes wisdom No one uses the English language like Pratchett If I sound like FanGirl, it s because I am, absolutely Pratchett makes Tiffany feel like a real 16 year old girl with all the confusion and angst that implies Empress V avatar and I ARE amused and are thrilled to be reading a new Pratchett Tiffany book vcToday I finished this book and it is not a spoiler to say it felt like I was saying goodbye to a good friend It was funny in parts, it was philosophical, it was sad I loved this book and Tiffany is a Character with a capital CHAR I have heard this is possibly the last of the Tiffany Aching series and if so, it went out beautifully vc This isof the same for this subseries which is a good thing More adolescent witch adventures,growing up too fast,dry humor with teeth underneath.Critics go on about how magic in fantasy novels is a metaphor for political power or social power or insert power here Which is usually a really unsatisfying reading to me because fantasy novel magic is so often inborn, inexplicable, a random or genetic gift Which is a good metaphor for social power, often, but it s not very inter This isof the same for this subseries which is a good thing More adolescent witch adventures,growing up too fast,dry humor with teeth underneath.Critics go on about how magic in fantasy novels is a metaphor for political power or social power or insert power here Which is usually a really unsatisfying reading to me because fantasy novel magic is so often inborn, inexplicable, a random or genetic gift Which is a good metaphor for social power, often, but it s not very interesting you are powerful because you are, and you are because you are Okay then.I read this months ago, but I still remember what I liked about it Tiffany is a really powerful witch, but not in the usual fantasy novel way Her power is in direct proportion to how smart she is, and how careful She doesn t have some inexplicable inner spring of magic, and this book is very clear Tiffany wasn t born chosen She made herself a witch because there was a terrible need because someone died in a small, common, horrible way because someone had to do something, and she was there That is a magic whose metaphors I can get behind IN fact, the metaphors pretty much collapse These aren t books with stupid extended training montages where young people learn magic by chanting a lot Tiffany learns by living That s not a metaphor at all, that s good literature.I love that And I love that Tiffany doesn t always wear power well, that she struggles for compassion, that she feels isolated I love how almost everyone in this book is faking it inside whatever role they re living.I don t love some slightly odd ways this book talks about post violence trauma, but that s a whole other conversation I realized some ten pages into this book that I d only ever read it once before, which is unusual for me I go to Terry Pratchett s books in the times when I can t handle anything else This happens often It seemed appropriate, given that the US release of I don t find many books that I d gladly give to my girl and say this, this is what being human is In the Tiffany Aching series, Pratchett nailed it and in this, the final book which can be read alone , Pratchett nails the story too The others have featured metaphors come to life as antagonists, but they were very active antagonists In this book, the antagonist isin the background he exists, there s pursuit, but it s all playing second fiddle to Tiffany s battle with her feelings and I don t find many books that I d gladly give to my girl and say this, this is what being human is In the Tiffany Aching series, Pratchett nailed it and in this, the final book which can be read alone , Pratchett nails the story too The others have featured metaphors come to life as antagonists, but they were very active antagonists In this book, the antagonist isin the background he exists, there s pursuit, but it s all playing second fiddle to Tiffany s battle with her feelings and the prejudices of others.There aren t enough stars for this character and this book You might not like Pratchett s style or his sense of humour but his sense of humanity, and what it means to be human, is unparalleled He makes us find sympathy for people even as he unveils their ugly side, and writes as though he loves us, warts and all.Loved it to the point of being all teary at the end because of just how fucking perfect it was Reading any Terry Pratchett Discworld novel has a smile O meter factor while you read you are constantly smiling at his descriptions, references, allusions and turns of phrase He is simply a very entertaining writer with a keen ability to tell a good story Add to this quality while reading his 38th Discworld book I Shall Wear Midnight first published in 2010 and featuring recurring protagonist Tiffany Aching the feeling that Pratchett s narration is like a comforting blanket in which the r Reading any Terry Pratchett Discworld novel has a smile O meter factor while you read you are constantly smiling at his descriptions, references, allusions and turns of phrase He is simply a very entertaining writer with a keen ability to tell a good story Add to this quality while reading his 38th Discworld book I Shall Wear Midnight first published in 2010 and featuring recurring protagonist Tiffany Aching the feeling that Pratchett s narration is like a comforting blanket in which the reader can snuggle and get cozy.Pratchett s repeated description of witches is that they have and use magic, but much of what they do and the good they provide a community is the domestic enchantment of stewardship, husbandry and good sense Tiffany, like witches across the Discworld, roll up their sleeves and do good whether it is as a midwife, a nurse, a shepherd, or making cheese at which Tiffany is especially adept.Yet as in all of his fictional narratives, Pratchett does not stray far from truths found on earth as well as the Discworld Witches can be, and frequently are, mistrusted and even demonized Here he personalizes this sentiment into a properly demonic character that reminded me of the ghost preacher from the Poltergeist films Tiffany and the inimitable Nac Mac Feegle and some special guest appearances by the witches of Lancre must contend with The Cunning Man.One of his darker entries into this celebrated series, this is also filled with hope and his ubiquitous and unique humor.A very good Discworld book Terry Pratchett is a genius This book is the fourth in the Tiffany Aching Adventures, and my favorite so far, I think Tiffany is a sixteen year old witch, self assured and very wise beyond her years, yet still down to earth or, in her case, chalk and still sixteen She is once again joined by her small, blue, kilted, ale drinking, fist fighting, hygienically challenged, oft invisible clan of Nac Mac Feegles who provide the story s comic relief Her nemesis this time is the Cunning Man the p Terry Pratchett is a genius This book is the fourth in the Tiffany Aching Adventures, and my favorite so far, I think Tiffany is a sixteen year old witch, self assured and very wise beyond her years, yet still down to earth or, in her case, chalk and still sixteen She is once again joined by her small, blue, kilted, ale drinking, fist fighting, hygienically challenged, oft invisible clan of Nac Mac Feegles who provide the story s comic relief Her nemesis this time is the Cunning Man the pure, stinking essence of evil left eons ago when a witch burning fanatic was drawn into the flames himself by one of his young victims Tiffany realizes that a bit of him exists in all of us as the seed of doubt, fear and xenophobia that can grow into hatred, prejudice and mob violence all too easily She finds herself facing off against him at a time of change and transition the old Baron has died peacefully, just a few days before his son, Roland, is to be married Several of Tiffany s witch sisters arrive for the occasion including Mistress Weatherwax, her severe but ultimately caring mentor, and the bawdy Nanny Ogg who most willingly fills the bride to be in on some wedding night secrets and advice, wink wink nudge nudge As usual, Pratchett had me in alternating tears of hilarity and tenderness and empathy And, as always, the book ends with the reader feeling a cathartic cleansing, and the sense that Tiffany Aching is in her place, doing her job the best she knows how, and all is right with the world

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