The Wee Free Men
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a... show more
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . . A Story of Discworld
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 15th 2006
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#30)
This was a funny story, but I had trouble following the dialog a lot of the time. It's very thick and although I can listen to a Scottish person speak and generally follow them, it doesn't translate well to writing. Despite that, it was an enjoyable book. The wee free men seem to encompass all the...
I'm working on a fantasy reading challenge, and one of the categories was comic fantasy, and, to be quite honest with you, I really struggled with this one even though Pratchett is my husband's favorite author. I’ve read what I wanted of the series and I was cool. Really enjoyed Good Omens and Equal...
This was a great choice to read for my first foray into Pratchett’s Discworld as I did not need to know anything of prior books to fully enjoy it. And, it worked quite well as a stand-alone book. Of course, now I want to continue reading further adventures of the Wee Free Men and hope to come across...
Oct 11, 2003Tiffany Aching is a most unusual kind of witch, and a marvelous kind of hero. I love the way Pratchett writes her thinking. Perhaps the Wee Free Men are a stereotype of Scots, but they enchant me.***How did I forget Ratbag and his encounter with the Nac Mac Feegle? Or the description o...
I love the Tiffany Aching books but I think my 4th reading of this was perhaps just that one time too many. I'd rather give my twelve year old's opinion on her 2nd reading. It's for her age group after all.The first reading when she was 8 was aborted because she found it too scary. Nothing of the so...