Wintersmith (Discworld #35)
As Tiffany-shaped snowflakes hammer down on the lan...more
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Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS Y-A list.
I think I’ll always have a soft-spot for imaginative young-adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci-Fi winners, I’ll trust them to single out some special y-a books too.
I remember r...more
I had real difficulty getting into the story -- I didn't like the tone of the combined narrative voice/Tiffany's thoughts very much (it felt sort of simultaneously dumbed-down and punched-up for the YA market, and I missed the usual sarcastic undercutting tone of the footnotes)...more
I love the witches, and I love the Feegles, and I love Tiffany, and it's always a pleasure to spend time with them. And yay for Roland growing up. And I loved the subplot involving Miss Treason and the slight improvement in Annagramma.
Having said that, I had serious problems with this book.
The most criti...more
Tiffany’s peer Annagramma is exactly like the insufferable woman I work with. Annagramma was introduced in A Hat Full of Sky, the second in the series. She is the prize...more
Tiffany Aching is almost thirteen, she live on Disc World, and is a trainee witch. Tiffany has voices in her head that help her, and us, see what is really going on. She is also frequently surrounded by very small blue men, they are called the Nac Mac Feegles. They have a duty of care over Tiffany, although they would not necessarily express it like that, so when ever she's in trouble they are watching over her and do their best to help. T...more
This is the third of Terry Pratchett's stories about young witch Tiffany Aching, aimed at a younger readership than the main Discworld novels, with which they share a setting and several characters. This time, she interrupts a ritual in the forest in midwinter, and by doing so attracts the romantic attention of the Wintersmith, the elemental being who personifies the season. While it is flattering to have all the snow fall in flakes which sha...more
When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring—
—Spring won't come.From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Winter must die, and Summer must sink into the ground; it is all part of the Story, and Tiffany Aching has d
Don't get me wrong, I quite like his books as they are quick and easy to read and I often find myself giggling, in and out of context. Wintersmith, however, is not one of those books.
It's about a teenage witch who accidentally enchants winter himself by showing him a bit of leg. Winter being the macho he is tries to impress her back with all sorts of shenanigans. The situation becomes quite critical until it is solved and they all live happily...more
Terry has written 36 books in the Discworld Series and I can see why he would never tire of writing about this magical world that is nearly like our own, but isn’t. Discworld is filled with witches and the Wee Free Men with red hair, kilts and swords, who are thoroughly entertainin...more
The book was, as usual, engrossing. In fact, I wonder why this is specifically written for kids. It feels like a...more
I've read all of the Tiffany Aching series, including the Wee Free Men. Thinking back now, I can't really remember a lo...more
Confession time: there are several Discworld books that I haven't bothered to read because I didn't think they would interest me. Having now read one of them, because it was given to me for free, I can't imagine why I thought I wouldn't enjoy them. Perhaps it is because they are billed as for young adults and I found The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents to be amusing but not gre...more
Since there's so many reviews out there already, I'm going to skip the description paragraph. If you're a Terry Pratchett & Tiffany Aching fan, you'll know what this book is about. If you aren't aware of either, I really do suggest t...more
Tiffany is starting to gain powers and has once again been asigned to a different witch. This witch gives her a chance to watch the dance. Little does tiffany know that there are more perticipants than she can see already dancing. Tiffany sees a place in the dance where the joker is supposed to be. The place is "empty". Joining in the dance, ignoring her witches warnin, she follows her feet and to late does she realis...more
Nii et igatahes tuleb selle raamatu hinne loetletud paaride esimestest pooltest. Nagu vanameistri puhul peaaegu alati, on hüsteeriliselt naljakaid kohti (näiteks dilemma, kas üldse on võimalik elamisv...more
Tiffany made the mistake of taking part in the dance between Summer and Winter, and she came to the notice of the Wintersmith, the embodiment of winter. He wants her to stay with him in eternal winter. But winter can't last forever, and if Tiffany's going to bring spring back, she's going to need Granny Weathe...more