By Terry Pratchett
The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. as soon as kept global from Queen of the Elves. is set to find that fighting evil monarchs is kid's play in comparison to mortal strive against with a Hiver (see below). At 11 years previous, is boldest heroine ever to have faced the Forces of Darkness whereas armed with a frying pan. The probability: A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence interested in strong magic. hugely risky, often deadly. can't be stopped with iron or fireplace. Its objective: Tiffany Aching (see above). The Nac Mac Feegle: A.k.a. the Wee loose males. peak: six inches. colour: blue. Famed for consuming, stealing, and scuffling with. Will assault whatever higher than themselves. individuals comprise: Rob anyone, Daft Wullie, and exceedingly Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above). The publication: Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed Wee unfastened males. the writer: Terry Pratchett, celebrated writer of the across the world best-selling Discworld sequence. Carnegie Medalist and author extraordinaire.
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She’d left a sort of space in her head to burst into tears in, but it wasn’t filling up. Perhaps it was because she’d wrapped up all those feelings and doubts and left them on the hill by the potbellied stove. “And if, of course, you were feeling a bit downcast at the moment, I’m sure you could open the present he —” Miss Tick tried. The name and address were all she knew about the lady she was going to stay with, but an address like “Miss Level, Cottage in the Woods Near the Dead Oak Tree in Lost Man’s Lane, High Overhang, If Out Leave Letters in Old Boot by Door” sounded promising.
Jeannie looked at the toad, who shrugged. It was generally held by those who knew them that most of the brains in the Nac Mac Feegle clans ended up in the women. “A man’s a man o’ some standin’ when he’s got his own name where no one can touch it,” said Rob Anybody. “That’s serious magic, that is—” 40 “The R is the wrong way roond and you left the A and a Y out of Anybody,” said Jeannie, because it is a wife’s job to stop her husband actually exploding with pride. That’s the kind of thing us nat’ral writin’ folk knows about.
She only uses creatures that have died naturally or been run over or committed suicide. ” The cart rolled on down the white, dusty road, until it was lost from view. Nothing happened. Skylarks sang, so high up they were invisible. Grass seeds filled the air. Sheep baa’d, high up on the Chalk. And then something came along the road. It moved like a little slow whirlwind, so it could be seen only by the dust it stirred up. As it went past, it made a noise like a swarm of flies. Then it, too, disappeared down the hill.