I Shall Wear Midnight: Book summary and reviews of I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

I Shall Wear Midnight

By Terry Pratchett

I Shall Wear Midnight
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010,
    368 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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It starts with whispers.

Then someone picks up a stone.

Finally, the fires begin.

When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren’t sparkly, aren’t fun, don’t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone—or something—is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root—before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.

Chilling drama combines with laughout-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

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"Starred Review. Side-splittingly funny." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. YA and adult readers who like strong heroines and classic tales will enjoy this volume, which is sure to be in demand by Discworld fans." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Pratchett's trademark wordplay and humor are much in evidence, but he's also interested in weightier topics, including religious prejudice and the importance of living a balanced life." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Tiffany is Hermione Granger, Gaiman's Coraline, and Pullman’s Lyra Belacqua rolled into one." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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Terry Pratchett Author Biography

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983.

In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Pratchett's latest novel, Dodger is out now. Other new publications include a collection of short fiction works, entitled A Blink of the Screen and The Compleat Ank-Morpork – a guide to Discworld's premier city, which includes a street map, trade directory and gazetteer.

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