I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld, #38)
It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When 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... show more
It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When 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 needy. But 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 withher. Chilling drama combines with laughout-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.
Publish date: September 28th 2010
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
Series: Discworld 2 (#38)
I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld. In this story, there is an entity that is causing an increase of bigotry against witches, and naturally its prime target is Tiffany. The story was ok, but very short and the plot was pretty thin. The book was...
This is the kind of book that Fantasy fans who don't read YA will claim is YA, because the protagonist is the right age and it doesn't stretch their comfort zones. It is not YA. It is Fantasy. This isn't a bad thing by any means, but maybe don't recommend it to someone who is looking for a good YA r...
Wow. Quite a bit of time has passed since the Wintersmith. Tiffany has been doing the work of seemingly 3 witches because there are so many towns in her "steading". And at some point, she and Roland have had a falling out of sorts. Now, he's getting married, and SOMEthing is stirring up trouble for ...
A lot of this book is about Tiffany struggling with situations she is really too young and inexperienced to cope with, which is an inevitable part of the plot and the world she lives in. The first incident is the most shocking and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the readers were too young and ine...
I was very, very sorry to read this. I often felt that the old Pratchett magic was in there somewhere, struggling to get out, but was buried in clumsy prose so unlike the usual effortless flights of fancy. The novel is coarser and cruder than usual and, considering this is billed as a children's boo...