Saturday, January 22, 2011

I shall wear midnight by Terry Pratchett

Overall Impression: **** 1/2

Who/What decided me: Continuing series

Short synopsis (Goodreads): It starts with whispers. 
Then someone picks up a stone. 
Finally, the fires begin. 
When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . . 
Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren t sparkly, aren t fun, don t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. 
But someone or something is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. 
Chilling drama combines with laughout-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

My Review: PERFECT ending to the series (though I wish there could be more, but it looks like Terry Pratchett wont be continuing it). I was wondering how things were going to end up, and I wanted them to go one way, but it was much better having them go the way they did. I can’t help but smile with how things turned out. Tiffany found her perfect match and it makes me smile.  The Nac Mac Feegle, really, were quite hilarious. Pratchett has such a way for catching their personalities and transferring them onto paper. Were I ever to find myself face-to-face with a blue pictsie in a tartan I would know immediately what they were and to not make any sudden movements.

Again I found myself just marveling at how astute Terry Prachett was able to identify human nature. He does a superb job of making characters real and putting them in real situations. This is a series that I will want to collect and read again and again and share with others. In closing I ask you, “What sound does love make?”

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