Wintersmith (Discworld #35)
Tiffany Aching leaps into a dance - and suddenly the spirit of winter is in love with her. He's showering her with snowflakes and offering her a crown of ice - which is creepy, but also just a little bit . . . cool.
Now she's dancing to his tune. She can't change the steps.
But unless Tiffany can work out how to deal with the W...more
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
And then one day a traveling teacher (...) talked about how some wizards had once, using very skillful magic, worked out exactly what a human being was made of. It was mostly water, but there were iron and brimstone and soot and a pinch of just about everything else, even a tiny amount of gold, but all cooked up together somehow....more
It made as much sense to Tiffany as anything else did. But she was certain of this: If you took all that stuff and put it in a big bowl, it wouldn’t turn into a human no
Понякога се питам как така някой писател сякаш надниква в душата ти, изсмуква всичкото ти внимание и то остава негово. В случая със сигурност не е темата- тя не е...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
It is hard to pick a favourite Terry Pratchett's book, but this must be it, for me.
I don't know why they labelled it as a children book. It is not at all more childish than the rest of the Diskworld series... in a sense it is less so.
I love everything about this book, the humour (of course), the characters, the way myth and reality are interwoven, but most of all I like how there isn't really a villain. While the Wintersmith is dangerous and deadly, he is very much more subtl...more
Tiffany meanwhile has it bad. She has accidentally become the Summer Lady and is being chased by the spirit of Winter, who is desperate to woo her. This is quite embarrassing, as her not-beau Rol...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
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