I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
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The fourth in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.

As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by HarperCollins. 372 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Tiffany must remember everything she’s gleaned from all the witches who have trained her to defeat him, and the key is a childhood memory the old Baron shares with her on his deathbed.

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The Guardian

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At last here is the latest instalment of The Wee Free Men, which is (in my opinion) the best of the Discworld series.

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BC Books

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I was thrilled when HarperCollins sent me a review copy of Terry Pratchett's latest book compilation...The first two installments in Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series are combined into one book, The Wee Free Men: The Beginning.

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BC Books

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And as the whispering continues, Tiffany finds that she must face the evil and win, for if the evil can inhabit her body, as is his plan, then he will be able to destroy all the witches.

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On the whole, I doubt if this matters because I suspect that part of my success is that children read my ‘adult books’ and adults read my ‘children’s books.’ Fantasy, after all, is uni-age, and long may it survive.” Amen to that—or, as Tiffany’s friends the Feagles would say, “Crivens!” A numbe...

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Examiner

A strange mix, bit seems to fit the bill for a store masquerading as a gag gift store selling actual, working witchcraft items.

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Teen Reads

What's more, the Baron, the head nobleman in Tiffany's district, is at death's door, and his son Roland, Tiffany's childhood sweetheart, is poised to marry a young woman who couldn't be less like Tiffany (at least on the surface).

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Zimbio

Tiffany travels to the great, dirty city of Ankh Morpork to find the baron’s heir, Roland, with whom Tiffany once had something resembling a romance.

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Austin Chronicle

Normally, that's nothing a young witch like Tiffany can't deal with, but when one family argument turns violent, the conflict creates enough space to let a dark force called the Cunning Man inject himself into the world with deadly intent.

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The New Zealand Herald

Ahead of this week's New Zealand Beer Festival, Joanna Mathers wonders if Kiwis are coming to the end… Quickread Hundreds of toddlers badly hurt Early education centres report eighty-five injuries each year - including amputation, impalings and brain injuries.

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SFX

And yet, while he’s hinted at it, Pratchett has never before explored what happens when ordinary people turn against witches, when a hysterical Salem moment is in the offing, when mob misrule takes over and every witch is an evil cackler rather than a wise-woman.

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Kepler's

Tiffany is a good witch, but there are dark murmurs creeping around her, talk of stones and fires and the wickedness of witches, and a man with no eyes who seems to bring the murmurs along with him.

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Escape Pod

But the book takes place on the Chalk, for the most part, and despite the attendance of the senior witches – one of whom (and you can easily guess which) has fought the Cunning Man before – it’s Tiffany who must save the day.

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