09 January, 2007

Wintersmith (Terry Pratchett)

I plunged into Terry Pratchett's latest with great hope, and found that it lived up to my expectations. Wintersmith is his third book starring Tiffany Aching, trainee witch, a most delightful character of whom I am very fond. In Wintersmith, the spirit of Winter gets a crush on Tiffany, with fairly disastrous results, and Tiffany cannot quite decide if she is pleased or scared by his attention. Pratchett writes the teenage Tiffany with her characteristic humour and common sense, along with rollicking story and appearances from Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, which is awfully fun. I think these books are technically YA, but I don't really think of them like that - to me, they're just Discworld books, and some of my favourites.

4 comments:

Booklogged said...

I'm relieved and happy that the 3rd one holds up to the others. I loved the first 2. I'll have to see if our library has this one.

Heather said...

It's been so long since I've read a Pratchett book---these sound wonderful!

BTW, I believe Pratchett is a he, not a she.

jenclair said...

I've yet to read any Terry Pratchett, but I know Booklogged has enjoyed his work, as have many other bloggers. I always see positive comments about his books. I guess I should begin with the first in this series.

Simran said...

This books promises to be a great read, especially due to the fact that there is a witch involved. Such books that talk of fantasy worlds totally impress and intrigue me. Recently, I have been reading the famous fantasy novels of CS Lewis- The Chronicles of Narnia, and am highly impressed by the author's imagination as well as the few well-described war sequences in the stories and of course the magical land of Narnia itsellf! Since reading these and Lord of the Rings and of course Harry Potter, I've become an ardent fan of books that deal with new utopic worlds.
In fact, Disney and Walden are coming up with the latest Narnia movie-Prince Caspian, this May 16th. It promises to be awesome by the looks of the trailer. The very hot Ben Barnes is playing the character of Prince Caspian!! I am soo awaiting this release.