The Wee Free Men
(Discworld Novel 30)
A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy.
Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd - might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new 'hag'. These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin', fightin' and drinkin'. Then Tiffany's young brother goes missing and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies . . .
Praise for The Wee Free Men
Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiarThe Times
A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well . . . Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copiesSunday Express
. . . a funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read.School Library Journal
Quite, quite brilliantStarburst