The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching #1 / Discworld #30)
A wonderful new novel from the Carnegie Medal winner. A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel. Up on the chalk downs known as The Wold, witches are banned -- ever since the Baron’s son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk is no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching -- a wise shepherd -- might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it’s up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening. There’s a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new “hag”. These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin’, fightin’ and drinkin’. When Tiffany’s young brother goes missing, Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies. From the Hardcover edition.
A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy.
"Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar" The Times "A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well ... Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies" Sunday Express "A funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read" School Library Journal "Quite, quite brilliant" Starburst
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob