A fairly short, but excellent fantasy book that shows that Prachett can still churn out thoughtfull, funny and fresh fiction even after 40 odd books.
While, apparently, aimed at a younger target audience then his more mainstream Discworld stuff, this actually comes across as smarter and more tightly written. I enjoyed "Unseen Academical" (which was his last adult discworld book)....but this is suppiour in almost every way.
I especially like how the character of Tiffany Aching has geniunely grown and developed over the course of the books - becoming a very proactive protagonist as well as one that has genuinely worked for her position. (too many fantasy books just have the lead character given abilities for free/accident, or they "just happen" to be someone special)
The book isnt perfect, as such - Prachett still has a tendency to occasionally go off on a bit of a tangent. But overall a very strong, well written book. Along with the rest of the series (The Wee Free Men , A Hatfall of Sky and Wintersmith), Id very much recommend it.
, Reviewed By Darkflame
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