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Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett serves up another fantastic Discworld tale, this time starring a budding witch -- and a pack of mini blue warriors -- on a rescue mission to find her kidnapped brother.
Tiffany Aching has all the makings of a strong witch, including quick wit against scary creatures, various levels of "Sight," and the unheard-of ability to befriend the Nac Mac Feegle -- otherwise known as the Wee Free Men. So when the powerful Queen of the Elves snatches Tiffany's brother, the confident girl travels to Fairyland with the help of her new blue friends, battling sinister dogs, escaping the dreams of magical dromes, and finally coming face-to-face with the nightmarish queen herself. Tiffany has the ability to defeat the evil ruler, but in order to escape, she must first connect with the past, know her home, and feel herself alive.
With all the adventure and smart humor his fans have come to love, Pratchett's Discworld novel is entrancing from the start. Always a master storyteller, the author weaves together various worlds and times to create scenes deep enough for fantasy lovers of every level. Tiffany and the Wee Free Men are memorable characters, and we certainly hope we haven't seen the last of them. Shana Taylor