I Shall Wear Midnight

I Shall Wear Midnight 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 sh

  • Title: I Shall Wear Midnight
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780062012715
  • Page: 376
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 arent sparkly, arent fun, dont involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom 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 laugh out 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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    1. I didn't become a Terry Pratchett fan until 2009. My twin sister told me numerous times that it would be a very good idea for me to read him. I do listen to my twin, it's just that particular urgency to heed her advice hinges on many factors: did she tell me too much (in the interest of fairness, I do this more to her than she does to me), was I feeling a loner and left out of hyper enthuasism Probably that last one. Everything good about Terry Pratchet you've probably been told or read (or said [...]

    2. Things are hostile toward witches on The Chalk and Tiffany Aching aims to find out why. But how can she with the future mother-in-law of the new baron gunning for her? Can the Nac Mac Feegle help her clear her name and the name of witches everywhere?Terry Pratchett has been one of my "buy everything" authors for years now and this book is a good example why. It would be easy for old Pratch to phone it in at this point. He's written something like 50 Discworld books and has been stricken with ear [...]

    3. Reading any Terry Pratchett Discworld novel has a smile-O-meter factor – while you read you are constantly smiling at his descriptions, references, allusions and turns of phrase. He is simply a very entertaining writer with a keen ability to tell a good story. Add to this quality while reading his 38th Discworld book I Shall Wear Midnight (first published in 2010 and featuring recurring protagonist Tiffany Aching) the feeling that Pratchett’s narration is like a comforting blanket in which t [...]

    4. This is more of the same for this subseries – which is a good thing! More adolescent witch adventures, more growing up too fast, more dry humor with teeth underneath.Critics go on about how magic in fantasy novels is a metaphor for political power or social power or insert power here. Which is usually a really unsatisfying reading to me because fantasy novel magic is so often inborn, inexplicable, a random or genetic gift. Which is a good metaphor for social power, often, but it’s not very i [...]

    5. I would read the phone book if Terry Pratchett wrote it. I have read all his books; including the ones for kids and young adults. I've given away a fortune in his YA and kids' books at schools. I am only a short way into the book but it is already filled with Pratchett's signature wit and (yes) wisdom. No one uses the English language like Pratchett. If I sound like FanGirl, it's because I am, absolutely. Pratchett makes Tiffany "feel" like a real 16-year old girl; with all the confusion and ang [...]

    6. My original rating for this book was 3 stars and yep, it stays that way (though at one point I was tempted to downgrade). It had been the weakest book of the Tiffany Aching-series . well until The Shepherd's Crown was published anyway :( .This was definitely the book where things started on the slippery slope for me with the series. The core was interesting, but it was surrounded by so much unnecessary, and let's be honest, boring padding that started grating. Also I couldn't shake the feeling t [...]

    7. I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld. In this story, there is an entity that is causing an increase of bigotry against witches, and naturally its prime target is Tiffany. The story was ok, but very short and the plot was pretty thin. The book was carried by the characters, who are all still a lot of fun. I liked that we got to spend a short amount of time in Ankh-Morpork, which isn’t a normal setting for the Tiffany books, and I especially liked [...]

    8. I realized some ten pages into this book that I'd only ever read it once before, which is unusual for me; I go to Terry Pratchett's books in the times when I can't handle anything else. (This happens often.) It seemed appropriate, given that the US release of The Shepherd's Crown is Tuesday, and turned out to be exactly what I needed on a Sunday evening.There were things I remembered: Tiffany's changed relationship with Roland, the Nac Mac Feegle in Ankh-Morpork, Letitia the very damp Duchess's [...]

    9. Terry Pratchett is a genius! This book is the fourth in the Tiffany Aching Adventures, and my favorite so far, I think. Tiffany is a sixteen-year-old witch, self-assured and very wise beyond her years, yet still down to earth (or, in her case, chalk) and still sixteen. She is once again joined by her small, blue, kilted, ale-drinking, fist-fighting, hygienically challenged, oft-invisible clan of Nac Mac Feegles who provide the story's comic relief. Her nemesis this time is the Cunning Man--the p [...]

    10. It is with some sadness that I finished this knowing that Sir Terry will not write any more Discworld books. He writes in the voice of a 16 year old witch so brilliantly. Although Tiffany Aching is trying very hard to be grown up, she has to keep telling herself she is the witch of the Chalk and the people rely on her to be their witch. But now is no time to be unsure of herself. Something black and evil is hunting her down and putting bad thoughts about witches into people's heads. Tiffany is s [...]

    11. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS Y-A list.I think I’ll always have a soft-spot for imaginative young-adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci-Fi winners, I’ll trust them to single out some special y-a books too.I read [...]

    12. I still feel weird putting these under the heading of "children’s books." They aren't, really, and never have been. Even when the main character was just a ten year old girl.So. This is the last of the Tiffany Aching books and the last time we will ever hear of Granny Weatherwax or Nanny Ogg ever again, thanks to Mr. Pratchett's disease. I am given to understand that most of this book was, by necessity, dictated.And it's not a bad book. Quite good, given the circumstances. But a lot of charact [...]

    13. Extremely enjoyable witch novel. This sub-branch of the whole disc-World always have the ability to make me giddy and giggly with the feeling that imminent practicality is the most magical skill in the world. It's a consistent feeling, of course, and not endemic to this novel. On the other hand, for all of the Aching novels that all appear to be about coming-to-age, there's a delightful variety in how one can come of age. I got the distinct impression that this 16 year old woman just got more wi [...]

    14. I don't find many books that I'd gladly give to my girl and say "this, this is what being human is". In the Tiffany Aching series, Pratchett nailed it and in this, the final book (which can be read alone), Pratchett nails the story too. The others have featured metaphors-come-to-life as antagonists, but they were very active antagonists. In this book, the antagonist is more in the background: he exists, there's pursuit, but it's all playing second fiddle to Tiffany's battle with her feelings and [...]

    15. Bah. Made me cry. Curse you Terry Pratchett! Hat Made of Sky is still my favourite of the Tiffany Aching books, but I might even put this one second. The plot wasn't as tight as he (historically) has been capable of, and the menace of the villain didn't live up to its potential, quite. But there was so much other stuff here to love, and be moved by, and remind me of other things, that I didn't really care.For the first half, seriously, I could only read about forty pages at a time because then I [...]

    16. PopSugar Reading Challenge #8. A book with a time of day in the titleUna de esas entregas de Mundodisco con más contenido ético que humorístico. No sé hasta donde llega la crítica de Pratchett en este libro pero creo que mucho más lejos de lo que puede parecer en un principio.No he leído ninguna de las entregas anteriores de Tiffany y lo he leído en este momento por el reto de Popsugar. Aprovecho para decir que casi se puede leer independientemente aunque hay algún que otro chiste que n [...]

    17. 3.5 stars ! No, I'm not going to round it up . Very enjoyable though and I loved the epilogue . Classic Terry !

    18. I just love these books so much, great on audiobook too, so fun, so clever, and such great gems of wisdom woven right inI highly recommend this YA series by Terry Pratchett, a sub-set within his larger Discworld, to readers of all ages. I'll be sad to finish the next and last one of this series, I'll miss Tiffany and her Wee Free Men. 💙

    19. I Shall Wear Midnight is supposedly that last novel about the young witch from the Chalk, Tiffany. In some ways that knowledge colors the book.Tiffany has done with her education and is back home serving as the Chalk's witch. Sadly, strange things seem to be happening, more than just what happens with an senient cheese named Horace, a lawyer who is frog (but who can be paid in beetles) and the Feegles around.In some ways, the novel feels like a good-bye, if not to the Disc than to Tiffany. This [...]

    20. Sometimes I feel like there's not enough joy left in the world. Then Sir Pratchett publishes another gem like this, and it makes me feel better.Tiffany Aching is 16. In a world that looks a lot like our 19th century, that's taking the 'young' out of Young Adult. This is a book with genuine terror, truly adult situations, and more joy and laughter than you'll find almost anywhere. Tiffany is now the true witch of her Chalk; she's bandaging wounds, helping the old and sick shuffle off their mortal [...]

    21. Pratchett-by-numbers, with nothing memorable or engaging to tie the plot around. Characters and subplots are added for no good reason and resolved without the slightest sign of conflict or character change, the antagonist is poorly defined and, in the end, despatched with such ease that it leaves the reader wondering just what the fuss was all about-- if this thing has been the scourge of witches throughout the centuries then the witches can't have been very good at what they do to have been bea [...]

    22. Me ha encantado y se me ha hecho cortísimo. Al leer el epílogo casi se me han saltado unas lagrimillas y es que me ha dado la impresión como que Pratchett se estaba despidiendo ya del personaje de Tiffany, como si supiese que ese iba a ser el último libro que iba a escribir sobre ella y me ha dado mucha mucha pena :((Por otro lado el título me parece precioso y más cuando conoces su verdadero significado al decir Tiffany que "cuando sea vieja se vestirá de medianoche".

    23. I Shall Wear Midnight: A Story of Discworld (Discworld Novels) 2011, January 1 Oh, goodness, how I loved this book. Wintersmith was okay, but this is fabulous. Tiffany's grown up some more, and now she's home on the chalk, where she's coming into her own as the local witch. Against that, there's someone stirring up witch-hunts again, and Roland has a girlfriend who's the daughter of a Duchess. And the Nac Mac Feegle are into everything, shouting Crivens!Delightful because it gets Tiffany back w [...]

    24. I should write a full review of these books, and perhaps at some point I will, but for now I just need to say that Tiffany Aching might be favorite female protagonist of all time. If I ever have a daughter, I will definitely introduce her to Tiffany.

    25. When I read my first Discworld book (the first in the series) there were only 3 published then I think. I loved Rincewind and the luggage. I then loved the witches books. Death too has always been a favourite character of mine. However when I first read a Tiffany Aching story (I've been reading them in the wrong order!) I came to understand that Pratchett had created one of his best most rounded characters in her. Yes they work for younger people but the hag business speaks to anyone who is huma [...]

    26. 4 1/2 stars. My objection to teenage marriage, even in a pseudo-18th century fantasyland, prevents me from finding this book perfect. But it's close.I stalled a bit in getting to this one because it's the last of the Tiffany Aching books, and I hate to see a good thing end (even though I can re-read the books at my leisure). Tiffany, as I've said in previous reviews, is a wonderful character. She's a far better person than I am, but somehow I relate to her--in part because she continually ends u [...]

    27. This is my favorite Tiffany Aching story so far. The theme is witchhunts, evil and misunderstandings. Both Tiffany and Pratchett are at their full power and compassion. Tiffany finds her match. I loved the full compendium of witches that show up, and run-in with the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. All of it bathed in wise-cracks and hilarious observations, as usual. A new favorite!

    28. I Shall Wear Midnight is Terry Pratchett's final book in the Tiffany Aching series. While clever, thoughtful, and well-constructed, it suffers from the same problem Pratchett has had in his other recent books: he has fallen too much in love with his characters to truly hurt them. Compared to the latent menace that suffused, for example, The Wee Free Men, we never feel here that Tiffany is at any risk that she can't overcome through prodigious application of witch-bourne moxie. This is a drawback [...]

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