by Terry Pratchett
The third adventure of Tiffany Aching, teen witch from Discworld, brings back many old, dear friends: the fiercely funny Nac Mac Feegle led by the dauntless, clueless Rob Anybody; the witches of the mountain region, led by Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax; Tiffany's beau and hero-in-waiting Roland; and all the young witches of Tiffany's coven, who are divided over the philosophy of witchcraft between the no-nonsense approach of Granny Weatherwax and the mumbo-jumbo of Mrs. Earwig.
As this tale opens, Tiffany continues to serve one apprenticeship after another - none, it seems, for very long. Most recently she has come to serve an ancient crone named Miss Treason, who keeps the local peasants in awe of her through the use of "Boffo." Some things can't be faked, however. When Miss Treason's powers of divination inform her that she is about to die, she admits frankly that it comes at an inconvenient time. For Tiffany's feet have gotten her into the middle of an ancient story about the turning of the seasons, and if she doesn't see the story through to its ending, winter may never come to an end.
Keeping up her end of the story will take more than the powers Tiffany has within herself. It will take all the mischief of the "wee free men," the romantic heroism of a longsuffering swain, and tons of hints from Granny Weatherwax. But the Story of how the spirit of winter tries to become a man does more than take; it gives...laughter, excitement, creepy-crawlies, and all around reading pleasure.
Recommended Age: Age: 12+
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