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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Friday, 27 October 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction: Fantasy/Humor. Hardback from HarperTeen. Published in 2006. 336 pages. Purchased from Amazon.com.

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t shy away from books that are supposed to be for “teens”. I enjoy being able to talk about books with my kids, and thus will often read a YA book. However, I would read Terry Pratchett’s series on Tiffany Aching even if there were no kids in my house. This latest addition to the series that includes The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky, while not an overly difficult read, is very enjoyable. My daughter and I fought over who got to read it first (I won, since I paid for it) and both of us finished it in one day. I look forward to listening to Stephen Briggs reading it if Audible will ever make it available.

Publisher’s summary:
At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.

At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.

At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you’re thirteen. . . .

But the Wintersmith isn’t exactly a boy. He is Winter itself—snow, gales, icicles—all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She’ll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They—

Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too! She’ll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland—whether she wants it or not.

It’s going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn’t survive until Spring—

—Spring won’t come.

Online book shopping:
Powell’s: Wintersmith
amazon.co.uk: Wintersmith
amazon.com: Wintersmith
Audible.com: Not currently available to download from Audible, but available on CD’s from Amazon: Wintersmith

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