The third tale in a gloriously inventive fantasy sequence of tales about Tiffany Aching - young witch - and the Nac Mac Feegle - the Wee Free Men.
Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake . . .
And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit . . . cool.
And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting your chores. So Tiffany must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath -
Oh, yes, and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles - whether she wants it or not.
But if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime . . .
'Brilliantly funny dialogue... high peaks of imagination' THE TIMES
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal, while the second, THE WEE FREE MEN - the first about Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle - has been optioned by Sony Films to be made into a spectacular movie. Two of his Johnny Maxwell tales have been televised by the BBC as TV drama serials.
Pratchett's one-liners, the comic dialogue of the Feegles, the satire about teenagers and the credulousness of the ordinary folk make for a characteristically entertaining mix.,Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters,Terry Pratchett kicks the bejaysus out of JK Rowling...If you haven't read Pratchett before then give yourself a treat and buy this book.,Exuberant energy and humour...,Sure to be as popular with both children and adults as all his other books.,Wintersmith is not written and does not read as a "young adult" book, and succeeds all the more for that. Very enjoyable.,[The Discworld books] have retained the lively wit, sly wisdom and compelling narratives,...Pratchett's usual mix of uproarious comedy and deceptively serious thought...,He's probably the funniest writer in English today....great themes with huge doses of comedy.,...bookshelves everywhere would be poorer without the Discworld.,Funny and winning as ever.,...charming in every sense of the word. Beautifully written and at times highly comic, it is an extraordinary achievement...,...crackles with energy and humour.,A new Terry Pratchett is always a big event and true-to-form Wintersmith
is crackling with energy and humour.,Pratchett fans would love to find this under the Christmas tree.,...a delightful tale...,...wonderfully inventive...,This is a really good book!,Wintersmith is an entertaining mix of comic characters, clever diaogue and great atmosphere. It is a witty fantasy read with heights of imaginative writing that few authors can reach. There is real magic at work in Wintersmith.