[Currently Reading] The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.


The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.

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. . . .


As part of my drive to get off the ground running with my 2016 bookish resolutions, I’m currently working my way through Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series, which remains the sole group of blights on my TP Read list.

Knowing that it’s a series meant for younger audiences, I was initially worried that these books would be watered down and missing the trademark witticisms that place him firmly on the top of my Favourite Authors list but it’s surprisingly funny while managing to be lighter than his usual larger scale Discworld titles.

It’s been a bit slow-going, though, thanks to Life and I’ve been going at this for more than a week. I hope to be able to finish it within the next few days and start on the next one!


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