Series: Discworld #30
Published by HarperCollins on 2004-05-25
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Girls & Women, Young Adult
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
I was waiting for this one! I love listening or reading this story every year!
Introduced in the last book, Carpe Jugulum, The Wee Free Men are out in force and now we get to know them a little better through our next, and youngest witch, Tiffany. Tiffany is not just a young girl to the Wee Free Men though. She is the hag of the hills! And as such they are there to help her along on her journey, especially if it involves fighting, drinking, or stealing.
This book is hilarious and I think it is Terry Pratchett at his best. If you have not started the witches series of Discworld, this is not necessarily attached to them. Anyone could easily pick this up and be able to read without asking too many questions. Granny Weatherwax is in this but only introduced to Tiffany so not knowing the ins and outs of the other witches would not hurt. Although those books are, of course, fabulous!
The Wee Free Men is also great because, although they say Crivens an awful lot, this could easily be read to children. It is just a fun book! There are some nightmares in it once the Fairy Land starts rearing its ugly head though.
The beginning, middle, and end of this book is filled with hilariousness. Even with monsters coming out of nowhere! Tiffany’s no nonsense attitude combined with the Wee Free Men’s attitude of hit first ask questions later, meld wonderfully together to make a book that you will want to read over and over again.
Definitely one of my favorites!
Rating Report Plot
5 / 5