Andre Norton Award 2010. Locus Award nominee 2011.
'I'm feared for the big wee hag...'
Tiffany Aching is a witch. And she thinks she's doing a good job for the people of the Chalk. Even if the job does seem to involve a lot of bandaging legs and cutting old ladies' toenails and not much, well, magic.
But somewhere – some time – there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up. And it's waking up all of the old stories too – stories about evil old witches.
Suddenly Tiffany isn't so sure she's doing the right thing. And her tiny allies – the fightin' Nac Mac Feegles – are only making things more difficult.
Things are supposed to look better after a good night's sleep.
But they won't.
They're about to get a lot, lot worse.
And a witch has to deal with what is in front of her...
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (1948–2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days.
Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s, and has sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He is currently the second most-read