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- Authors: Terry Pratchett
The second in Terry Pratchett’s beloved Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this.What Tiffany doesn’t know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany’s inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all.’A Hat Full of Sky continues Terry Pratchett’s brilliant look into the world of a young witch: this time, with more angst.’ (Fantasy Book Review)Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adolescent Literature
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⭐Nobody writes like Terry Pratchett! He is sorely missed. The Wee Free Men and the Big Hag are back–under mutually agreed terms. Although this is a sequel, it can be read as a stand alone and is as perfect a book as ever found. I am thinking about leaving a bowl of milk on the stoop in hopes of luring the Feegles close enough to hear. Technically this is a children’s book, roughly age 9 and up. But I got it for ME!
⭐In a round about way this whole story is about a pointy hat. I loved the first Tiffany Aching story and The Wee Free Men and reading this one a second time was wonderful. A young girl growing and finding her place in the world. Her grandmothers shoes will be some very big ones to try and fill. I look forward to finding out just how capable she will be.
⭐Sure, the Tiffany Aching books are exciting and funny. But behind and around all of that, they are also calm and wise and comfortable. There is deep good humor and kindness underlying all of Terry Pratchett’s work, but that may be most evident in his Tiffany Aching sequence.In the first Tiffany book we met our heroine, but were all but carried away by the Wee Free Men and their nonstop antics. In this book, the second in the series, everything turns around Tiffany, and the Wee Free Men are less prominent and take more of a supporting role. Tiffany has been sent to apprentice to a quirky witch and to be trained up. While playing around with a showy way to step out of her body Tiffany attracts the attention of a wild, ancient, roving, bodiless Hive that undertakes to track her down and possess her.You can see where this is all headed. Tiffany is growing up, as a young woman and as a witch. She has to face terrible peril while not fully prepared. She has to reach deeply into her sense of self and use her wits and heart to fight off this invader. Through it all we see a lot of Granny Weatherwax, and the interactions of the two play a clever and subtly imagined variation on the traditional spring/winter myth, as young Tiffany both honors and challenges old Granny Weatherwax’s prominence.So, there are wise and generous messages about service and community and self-reliance tucked away between the laughs, which adds warmth and color to what could otherwise be a slightly dry and flinty tale. Even the devotion and loyalty of the Wee Free Men has an uplifting touch. Anyway, you have to love an obsessively tidy poltergeist.
⭐This book, which is a sequel to “The Wee Free Men” has got one of Discworld’s greatest young adult heroines AND some old favorites like the Nac Mac Feegle (the sheep-stealing, kilt-swinging little blue men), Granny Weatherwax, and Death, Himself.Pratchett brings his usual weird energy to the story of Tiffany Aching, a nine-year-old sheep-herder’s daughter, who is also a witch. She proved herself in “The Wee Free Men” when she rescued her sticky little brother from Faerie AND became Kelda (Queen) of the Nac Mac Feegle–at least temporarily. Anyone who hangs around with the little blue men for any length of time will soon be glugging Granny Aching’s Special Sheep Liniment and saying things like “Ach, Crivens!” and “oot.” However, Tiffany wants to become a `real’ witch, not just the Nac Mac Feegle’s wee big hag. So off she goes to apprentice herself to Miss Level (a split personality if there ever was one).Unfortunately for Tiffany, a fell creature comes crackling out of Faerie, searching for the mind of a powerful but untrained dealer in magic. It needed a new mind/body after months of drifting in the void. A young witch’s mind would be like a dollop of Cheese Wiz on the Cracker of Life.The Wee Free Men ken the weird beastie that’s tracking Tiffany, but she herself doesn’t have a clue. She thinks her biggest challenge lies in confronting a snobbish clique of goth witches, who absolutely jingle with occult jewelry, but don’t seem to have a clue as to what a real witch does.”A Hat Full of Sky” has a wonderful climax where Tiffany and her feisty blue friends go face-to-face with Annagramma, the leader of the jewelry-laden apprentice-witch clique. To top matters off, the young sheep-herder’s daughter participates in the celebrated Sheercliff Witch Trials, confronts her inner monster, and goes a round with Death, Himself:”I WAS NOT EXPECTING A NAC MAC FEEGLE TODAY, said Death. OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE WORN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HA HA.””The Wee Free Men” is the first book in a trilogy starring Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle. Read their continuing adventures in the third book, “Wintersmith.” I can truly say these books changed me forever–at least, they changed my vocabulary–“Ach, crivens, ye daft loonies, don’t just sit there and watch yer life gae doon the cludgie. Read these books!”
⭐Another wonderful read by Terry Pratchett. The Tiffany Aching series is the best of the Discworld series. RIP Sir Terry.
⭐As a big Terry Pratchett fan I was bought one of the Tiffany acting series as a present. The Shepherd’s Crown, Pratchett’s last ever book.I’d read all his other books from the disc world universe (except for his younger readers books)I read that only to find I had another 4 to buy and read.Not disappointed at all and has lots of granny weatherwax and nanny ogg plus the Nac Mac feegles.Go buy them all and read them in order if you can or Starr wherever you wantPS I’m almost 50 if that helps any of you wondering if it’s worth a read.
⭐Tiffany Aching, apprentice witch. It’s odd but I don’t recall this one – can I possibly have missed a Terry Pratchett book? A treat for me if soA relatively serious story. Less slapstick than philosophy, despite the hard Glaswegian fairies, who seek to protect Tiffany from the hiver – a creature that lives forever, takes over a succession of powerful individuals, gives them more power, and takes away their … soul, perhaps.And it’s coming for Tiffany
⭐The best thing about stories like this is you can read them over and over and they are always new. If you travel on a train sitting next to someone reading a book and every now and then they chuckle to themself you might not be surprised to see it’s a Terry Pratchett book they are reading. The disc world is one.of the very best creations I have found. Tiffany Aching is the most amazing child. So much larger than life.
⭐The previous Pratchett book staring Tiffany Aching, `The Wee Free Men’, was an absorbing and entertaining read but this second book in the series is simply another degree of excellence above its predecessor. In this book Tiffany is now eleven and is leaving home for the first time in order to learn what it means to be a witch. Travelling to the mountains she stays with the research witch Miss Level but a creature from the dawn of time is stalking her and will make life difficult once it catches her.It has been a long time since I read an entire book in a single day but this one was just so absorbing and entertaining that I just could not put it down. The book is as intelligently written, bringing the characters and scenery to life as effectively if not better than any other Discworld book. The book is also as funny as anything else Terry Pratchett has produced in the last few years. The Nac Mac Feegle, while still important, have something of a reduced role in this book but they are still up to their old tricks and produce some of the most entertaining parts of the story.If the previous book had a fault it was that it seemed to be somewhat isolated from the rest of the Discworld but thankfully that is put right here with appearances by such Discworld staples as wizards and Death, meaning that the book feels a part of the rest of the series. I cannot help but feel that Terry Pratchett was on top form once again for this book and I feel the final confrontation at the Witch Trials is one of the best sequences that he has ever put to paper. `A Hat Full of Sky’ is a brilliant book and is not only my favourite Discworld book but has also stormed strait to the top of my list of all-time favourite books, I just worry that after this the next book in the series `Wintersmith’ will not be able to live up to the same standards.
⭐Love Terry Pratchet such a great writer who draws you into a world of witches and magic. This one is about a girl who is learning she is a wit, the thing that is after her and those who help her along the way. As always the characters spring to life as the story unfolds on each page. Great for teens to oldies alike!
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