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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 with her.

Chilling 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.

©2010 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Amy
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-14-10

Crivens, it's an excellent book, ye ken.

What can I say, I love the Feegles and this is an excellent addition to the series. Cheers, Sir Terry!

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Captured and Held Attention!

If you could sum up I Shall Wear Midnight in three words, what would they be?

Wierd Witch Discworld!

What other book might you compare I Shall Wear Midnight to and why?

The Discworld series in general by Terry Pratchett is full of such irreverant, reality stretching, comical romps through a flat world where anything goes.
A fun book and a good listen.

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  • kr
  • los angeles, CA, United States
  • 02-23-11

Character, Not Plot-Driven

If you love Terry Pratchett already, you'll love this book. He has a rambling kind of social commentary that is indeed very clever. The narration is great and the characters are well-developed. But there's not a strong plot. I just came off reading Garth Nix (who has the opposite problem) and I found this book to be a bit TOO light. I kept waiting for key developments, then I realized it's about the journey through the characters lives. I don't dislike the book, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

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  • Melanie
  • Stoneham, MA, United States
  • 01-15-11

More great work from Terry

He's back in the game - after Nation, I was afraid my favorite author was too discouraged about life to write any more of the joy-filled work I so loved. He's been proving me wrong ever since and I am heartily ashamed of myself for doubting him.

Tiffany's adventures are perfect for young girls, unlike most fantasy marketed to young adults.

Characters are well-drawn. The village and its culture on the Chalk feels like I could book a plane ticket there, it's so real. Magic is well-developed and believable, as are its limitations. Tiffany's strengths and flaws are balanced and leave her as a lovable, yet strong, young woman and a great role model, too. I also love Preston, one of several new characters, whose mind works in its own unique way - that's quite a feat of writing, in my opinion, to show us so clearly that one character is so different from another.

In short, strongly recommended. Buy it for your niece, too, like I did!

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A young adult novel

I didn't recognized until I had been listening that this is a follow up to "A Hat Full of Sky" which was aimed at young adults (as the protagonist is only 16). But like all Terry Pratchett novels it is quite fun and full of interesting characters and his rather fun quirky takes on "what everyone knows." Very enjoyable..

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  • Lynne
  • montclair, NJ, United States
  • 12-28-10

What a Christmas present!

Nothing better than some Tiffany Aching in your stocking. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs truly make magic.

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Another hit from Pratchett and Briggs.

Absolutely wonderful book. Highly recommend. Thank the gods they got rid of that annoying music.

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Amazing, as expected!

Terry’s use of language to express some incredibly complex and interesting concepts is simply amazing! A witch, in his stories is simply the heart of a community, its protector, its observer, its consciousness. What a wonderful spin on a “witch”! We are reading all the books about Tiffany Aching with my 10 year old daughter, who is learning kindness, community, how to pay attention and notice, how to think for yourself, and most importantly take care of those that need help.

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Absolutely wonderful!!!

Highly recommend this book. Terry Pratchett is a treasure, and the Tiffany Aching books are full of wisdom and wit. Stephen Briggs is just wonderful, and so versatile with his accents.

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  • Lz
  • 12-06-17

LOVE this series...love<br /><br />

love this series . .. Love all all of Terry Pratchett books . . 🤗