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!Free Book ♴ Der Winterschmied ⚆ Tiffany Weh ist eine Hexe in Ausbildung und im besten Teenageralter Da sie sich ungern etwas verbieten l sst, schon gar nicht das Tanzen, kann sie sich auch bei der Feier, die den bergang vom Sommer zum Winter markiert, nicht zur ckhalten Und so passiert das Unvermeidliche der Winterschmied selbst, Herr ber Eis und Schnee, wird auf Tiffany aufmerksam und verliebt sich in sie Von Stund an bersch ttet er sie mit Schneeflocken, und Tiffany muss sich schnell etwas einfallen lassen, wenn es jemals wieder Fr hling werden soll auf der Scheibenwelt Rules for Visiting schon gar nicht das Tanzen Pois não kann sie sich auch bei der Feier Kalagam Kadhal Isai die den bergang vom Sommer zum Winter markiert The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) nicht zur ckhalten Und so passiert das Unvermeidliche der Winterschmied selbst Naive Bride, Defiant Wife (Secretly Pregnant...Conveniently Wed, Herr ber Eis und Schnee Blood Relations wird auf Tiffany aufmerksam und verliebt sich in sie Von Stund an bersch ttet er sie mit Schneeflocken Jim Bridger "The Grand Old Man of the Rockies" (1922) und Tiffany muss sich schnell etwas einfallen lassen Ricanness wenn es jemals wieder Fr hling werden soll auf der Scheibenwelt 13 March 2015 To one of my dads in spirit We remember you.And then one day a traveling teacher talked about how some wizards had once, using very skillful magic, worked out exactly what a human being was made of It was mostly water, but there were iron and brimstone and soot and a pinch of just about everything else, even a tiny amount of gold, but all cooked up together somehow.It made as much sense to Tiffany as anything else did But she was certain of this If you took all that stuff 13 March 2015 To one of my dads in spirit We remember you.And then one day a traveling teacher talked about how some wizards had once, using very skillful magic, worked out exactly what a human being was made of It was mostly water, but there were iron and brimstone and soot and a pinch of just about everything else, even a tiny amount of gold, but all cooked up together somehow.It made as much sense to Tiffany as anything else did But she was certain of this If you took all that stuff and put it in a big bowl, it wouldn t turn into a human no matter how much you shouted at it.You couldn t make a picture by pouring a lot of paint into a bucket If you were human, you knew that.The Wintersmith wasn t The Wintersmith didn t The words went around and around her mind as the borrowed broom plunged onward At one point Dr Bustle turned up, with his reedy, self satisfied voice, and gave her a lecture on the Lesser Elements and how, indeed, humans were made up of nearly all of them but also contained a lot of narrativium, the basic element of stories, which you could detect only by watching the way all the others behaved Wintersmith finally brought it home what sets Terry Pratchett apart from most other contemporary novelists I know It s compassion and connectedness It s his characters reaching to one another, setting their judgments aside and staring at the others, into the others, hard and long until they see This may be one definition of a witch, in fact The rest is here It could be a nice spring day, here as well as on the Discworld if it wasn t for the Wintersmith Winter personified being in love with our favourite teenage witch Why Because she danced with him And it turns out the Wintersmith is a romantic.Tiffany is 13 years old by now and Miss Treason s apprentice witch for now view spoiler Reading about her dying was actually making meemotional than I thought considering how little time we had spent with the old witch hide spoiler The It could be a nice spring day, here as well as on the Discworld if it wasn t for the Wintersmith Winter personified being in love with our favourite teenage witch Why Because she danced with him And it turns out the Wintersmith is a romantic.Tiffany is 13 years old by now and Miss Treason s apprentice witch for now view spoiler Reading about her dying was actually making meemotional than I thought considering how little time we had spent with the old witch hide spoiler The book is therefore not just about Tiffany and the whole romantic gestures killing people coldly bit but also about Tiffany s lessons and her relationship with other witches such as Miss Tick or Granny or So we have The Chalk and Tiffany s family and village treating the girl like, well, their witch We have the other young apprentice witches We have the adult witches Nanny, too, yay We have the Nac Mac Feegles and their loyalty to the Young Hag , which often isn t what you might expect loyalty to look like lol We have Horace, who was a fantastic and hilarious addition to the cast, as well as a white kitten adorable enough to melt even Granny s heart she ll deny that, of course.And then, yes, there is a romance bit because this is a bit YoungAdult ish by heart and therefore depicts a girl s way of growing up and the feelings that might awaken especially in spring I didn t mind that at all though as it was very uniquely done what with the special snowflakes BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA and other gifts Who would have thought that Winter would try to impress and melt someone s heart like that.Then there are the lessons in magic and headology that were once again Sir Terry s enchanting take on witchcraft that always makes me sigh contently as well as some bits of our world s mythology strewn in for good measure Discworld style, of course.No need to further elaborate on the impeccable writing, I guess, but that has never stopped me from pointing out that it simultaneously delights and makes you laugh and points to all the annoying real life issues, holding up a cold mirror to society Here, we thus get a good long look at human emotions, superstition, sheep mentality vs self reliance, cats, taking responsibility for one s actions and choices and facing the consequences, age and, ultimately, dying Moreover, in this sub series, it s also obvious that Sir Terry knew about the problems in most books of the YA genre and liked to make fun of and play around with them see my earlier comment about special snowflakes lol Most importantly, though, it s the author coming to terms with his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer s ahead of him going public with it and it was heartbreaking to read in hindsight I knew this would be a wonderful addition to the series, but I wasn t prepared for just how hard hitting it would turn out to be despite it not being as strong as some other volumes in the social commentary Moreover, itthan made up for it with the warm feeling I always get when Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax are around and here, they were greatly accompanied by Greebo and the Nac Mac Feels Besides, I REALLY like the witch Tiffany is turning into though I know where it ll lead Tiffany Aching is nearly thirteen years old and enduring her toughest apprenticeship yet Miss Treason lives in a lonely cottage on the forested mountainside she s blind and deaf and 113 years old, and borrows the eyes and ears of the creatures around her to see and hear better than those who rely on their own senses She decorates her house with gruesome, stereotypical witch memorabilia to intimidate her visitors Most girls don t last a day serving Miss Treason Tiffany has been there over Tiffany Aching is nearly thirteen years old and enduring her toughest apprenticeship yet Miss Treason lives in a lonely cottage on the forested mountainside she s blind and deaf and 113 years old, and borrows the eyes and ears of the creatures around her to see and hear better than those who rely on their own senses She decorates her house with gruesome, stereotypical witch memorabilia to intimidate her visitors Most girls don t last a day serving Miss Treason Tiffany has been there over a month.Tiffany has been her sensible self all this time, but she is also a teenager now, and inevitably even she will have moments when good sense eludes her One of these is fateful.Miss Treason takes her young apprentice to watch the Dark Morris dancers on the mountain This troupe of men dance a jig on each equinox to welcome the coming summer or winter The superstitious believe that the cycle of the year is disrupted should anything unplanned occur during this ritual The music gets into Tiffany s blood and she leaps among the dancers She leaves her body, flying into deep space, and only returns to her corporeal form when she hears two voices ask her Who are you one of them hostile, the other intrigued.She has collided with the Summer Lady and the Wintersmith She and the goddess have to an extent merged, and now the god of snow and ice is obsessed with her.As the lovesick Wintersmith scatters unseasonable snow across the land and wonders why this strange human girl flees his advances, Tiffany struggles to reconcile her sense of duty, which commands her to drive him away and save the farms, with her newly awakened curiosity about this awkward, clueless creature who is blizzard and boy in one But Tiffany is not alone She has allies in the senior witches, particularly Granny Weatherwax, Miss Tick, and Nanny Ogg She has her friend Roland, back on the Chalk, who writes content free letters that are just an excuse to communicate with her She has the ferocious Feegles who will charge into Hell itself for her and promptly get kicked out for boozing up the place and or singing And she has Horace the cheese Don t mess with Horace.Content Advisory Violence The Feegles attack things The Wintersmith unleashes snowstorms and brings about the deaths of humans or animals who can t find shelter, but it must be understood that he doesn t do this maliciouslydetails later Some of the casualties are lambs, whom Tiffany and the other Chalk dwellers bring inside and try to revive No gore or suffering shown Sex The Feegles try to help Tiffany deal with the Wintersmith by getting her a romance novel from the travelling library She figures out that gathering nuts is a euphemism and dismisses the book as a silly, inaccurate image of pastoral life Her brain tells her to hate the Wintersmith and show him no mercy, but her heart and hormones inform her that being ardently pursued by a handsome elemental who can make her bouquets of ice roses is pretty cool.Nanny Ogg says that, as a young lass, she convinced a young man not to commit suicide because he had a cute butt Language Nothing but crivens from the Feegles Substance Abuse The Feegles are pretty sloshed for most of the book, as per usual Death warns them not to stay too long in the Underworld because I quote WE RE STILL PICKING UP ALL THE BOTTLES FROM LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE Nightmare Fuel Roland and the Feegles confront some scary critters in the Underworld, including a demon with hundreds of fangs that keeps looking at itself in a shard of glass and whimpering I see you, Snow Queen reference.The Wintersmith can be scary by accident The first time he physically manifests, he doesn t know what he s doing and can only make his eyes and hand visible to Tiffany Even once he gets the hang of a human body, something s a bit off He can sing all the parts of an opera including the orchestra at once, and if he doesn t concentrate on his body his limbs might fall off Potty Humor The Wintersmith struggles with the concept of eating He ingests some sausages at an inn, and then asks the innkeeper s daughter Now what do I do with them She replies, That s not my place to say, sir ConclusionsThe adventures of Tiffany Aching and her wee free friends continue to delight Pratchett addeddetail and depth to his concept of witches This book showcases a milestone for Tiffany and expands the world of the stories, bringing in gods and goddesses and seasonal change There s a lot of classical influence here, particularly from the myths of Hades and Persephone, and Orpheus and Eurydice This book forms an interesting contrast with Alison Croggon sThe Riddle , second in the Pellinore series, which I recently reviewed In both, a powerful young woman undergoes a chastely rendered sexual awakening with the help of a wintry sorcerer male spirit who feels possessive of her She can t stay with him she flees his ice palace because it s the right thing to do and yet part of her feels terrible for having to do it.Arkan from The Riddle is ostensibly much closer to being human than the Wintersmith is, but he really seems as cruel and rapacious as a glacier Yet Croggon seemed to attributeemotion and humanity to him than he was capable of feeling.This novel, much as I love it, has the opposite problem The Wintersmith, while he isn t human and can t quite grasp what it is to be one, should get an A for effort He s an innocent menace, causing damage and destruction without realizing or understanding it And Pratchett actually gives the poor creature less sympathy than he deserves I felt only fleeting pity for Arkan after Maerad fled from him, but I wanted to give the Wintersmith a hug So did Tiffany, but she had to obey the story she was trapped in both the in universe myth and the book containing it From Pratchett s perspective, human and divine, natural and supernatural, cannot mix without bringing disaster There is no hope of anyone bridging the two worlds The Wintersmith makes an adorable, earnest effort to become like Tiffany and wed her, but ultimately, according to the book, he is a different substance from her and ne er the twain shall meet.This bothers me I m not saying that the story should necessarily have ended differently, but it certainly could have The idea of a god becoming close to human to marry a mortal, and the mortal against her will at first taking onandattributes of a goddess to level with him, would have been fascinating Tiffany could have represented a leap in Discworld theology, from abstract and capricious deities with no particular regard for lesser life forms to compassionate gods who loved and cared for humans because they were human, or had been Ah well What else is fanfiction for The mythology and symbolism have made this my favorite installment in one of my favorite series Recommended Our kelda is havin dreams Dreams o the future Dreams o the hills all froze an everyone deid an the big wee hag wearin a crown o ice My goodness Aye, an there wuzShe saw a green tree growin in a land o ice She saw a ring o iron She saw a man with a nail in his heart She saw a plague o chickens an a cheese that walks like a man Crivens I can t give anything less than five stars for a story about the big wee hag , Tiffany Aching She is one of the best characters Our kelda is havin dreams Dreams o the future Dreams o the hills all froze an everyone deid an the big wee hag wearin a crown o ice My goodness Aye, an there wuzShe saw a green tree growin in a land o ice She saw a ring o iron She saw a man with a nail in his heart She saw a plague o chickens an a cheese that walks like a man Crivens I can t give anything less than five stars for a story about the big wee hag , Tiffany Aching She is one of the best characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett in his Discworld universe, and in this episode she wins our hearts all over again What s it all about, then Life, death, love, danger and everything in between.After winning her pointy hat in a previous episode, Tiffany is still living among the mountain witches, as an apprentice to one of the most difficult old hags, Miss Treason Tiffany relies on her best abilities to carry her along her chosen path, and makes a pretty good job at learning the ways of witches First Sight, her natural curiosity, helps her notice what goes on around her Second Thoughts, her born skepticism, helps her make sense of the information gathered But her greatest asset is her access to Third Thoughts, call it intuition or common sense, which keeps her grounded, self aware and strong in moments of crisis Still, Tiffany is yet a teenage girl and a moment of impulsive behaviour lands her in a sea of trouble The Morris men came to the village sometime in May You could never be sure when, because they had to call at a lot of villages along the Chalk, and every village had a pub, which slowed them down.They carried sticks with bells on them, to stop them from creeping up on people The image I used is from a Romanian dance tradition very similar to the Morris men, called calusarii In the novel, the dance is performed to usher in summer Few people know that there is a mirror like dance performed at the end of autumn When she is invited to witness the second dance, Tiffany accidentally joins in the dance and comes to the attention of the Wintersmith You danced into a story, girl, one that tells itself to the world every year It s the Story about ice and fire, Summer and Winter You ve made it wrong You ve got to stay to the end and make sure it turns out right Miss Weatherwax is a harsh tutor, she has no need for weaklings If you ve made a mistake, it is your responsibility to make things right Especially is you are dealing with a godlike avatar of winter, who can visit all sorts of cataclysms on the world when he is displeased But the big wee hag is not one to shirk away from her duties when the going gets tough.Tiffany is also fortunate in her friends The Nac Mac Feegle may not be anybody s idea of guardian angels, but they are devoted to their fair young mistress and utterly fearless Their speech might be confusing from time to time, and their morals on the loose side of law, they are fond of drinking stealing and brawling, but when their kelda informs Rob Anybody and his gang that the big wee hag is in trouble, they jump right into the fray.The little blue people Rob Anybody, Slightly Mad Angus, Big Yan, Daft Wullie, Awf ly Wee Billy and the new recruit to the feegle gang Horace view spoiler the blue cheese menace hide spoiler provide a welcome comic relief to a story that goes all the way to the root at what makes us human My favorite scene with the feegles involves Rob and his gang trying to set up Tiffany romantically, with Rob explaining the bees and the flowers to the othersWhen a bull coo meets a lady coo, he disna have to say, My heart goes bang bang bang when I see your wee face, cuz it s kinda built intae their heads People have itdifficult Romancin is verra important, ye ken Basically it s a way the boy can get close to the girl wi oot her attackin him and scratchin his eyes oot Intelligence is a great tool to start with, but it needs to be balanced by courage, determination, empathy and love One of the most important lessons that Tiffany learns from the cranky Miss Treason and from Granny Weatherwax is that people can be led in the right direction, that they need guidance from witches and from other special people whose real magic is just the way they look at the world First Sight , judge it Second Thoughts and take action to improve things Most of all, people need stories to make sense of their lives and to teach them that change is possible You can call it Boffo the Clown, or Wintersmith, or Discworld, but what it does is gives a direction and a sense of hope in your journey through life People wanted the world to be a story, because stories had to sound right and they had to make sense People wanted the world to make sense.Well, her story wasn t going to be the story of a little girl who got pushed around There was no sense in that There is no shortage of powerful moments in the novel, but I liked in particular two of them The first is about another teenage witch, Annagramma, who sees her talents as her just prerogative and her passport to a respect she does nothing to earn She looks upon the villagers she is supposed to help along and guide as a bunch of uncouth morons not worthy of her attention How can Tiffany and the rest of the young witches set her on the right path, when Annagramma is so willfully blind to careful suggestions and mild criticismTiffany looked at her Where did you start, apart from banging the girl s head on the table until the brain started working With great power, comes great responsibility Violence is not a long term solution Pratchett is not the first one to make this observation, but I loved the way he deals with bullies Read the novel if you want to learnabout the taming of Annagramma.The second episode deals with death and our heritage Tiffany is confronted by it when Miss Treason announces her time is up Witches are said to be able to predict their demise, and thus be able to prepare for the next journey The author must have been aware of his own struggles with an incurable disease, and he used his stories as a method of coping and of passing his hard earned insights to the next generation It is for me what makes his later novels in the Discworld series so muchpowerful and moving It was lonely on the hill, and cold And all you could do was keep going You could scream, cry, and stamp your feet, but apart from making you feel warmer, it wouldn t do any good You could say it was unfair, and that was true, but the universe didn t care because it didn t know what fair meant That was the big problem about being a witch It was up to you It was always up to you What can you do, when everything seems to go against you, when you are so scared we are ready to cack yer kecks as the feegle so colorfully put it Think of your friends and loved ones, and give it your best shot It s all every one of us can and should do And always remember stories and songs and ancient nursery rhymes, it s what teaches us what it means to be humanStrength enough to build a home,Time enough to hold a child,Love enough to break a heart Highly recommended How very, very interesting.When I read these novels the first time, I never paid much attention to anything over and above the worldbuilding or character development going on across all the novels or within individual ones And honestly, that IS enough, with all the humor, classy fantasy, and heart going on.In this novel, we have the classic tale of Orpheus and Euridice and or Persephone and Hades It s winter and summer, yo But with Tiffany Aching doing a bit of a dance and having to deal with How very, very interesting.When I read these novels the first time, I never paid much attention to anything over and above the worldbuilding or character development going on across all the novels or within individual ones And honestly, that IS enough, with all the humor, classy fantasy, and heart going on.In this novel, we have the classic tale of Orpheus and Euridice and or Persephone and Hades It s winter and summer, yo But with Tiffany Aching doing a bit of a dance and having to deal with a pretty nice boy who happens to be an elemental But on this read, and havingof Terry Pratchett s life in my sights, and especially how the very last novels brought his decline and saying goodbye to the fore, something snuck up on me and bit me in the ass.This was published in 2006 Terry Pratchett announced to the world how he had a rare form of Alzheimer s in 2007 I wasn t expecting ANYTHING hinky as I re read this book, but damn if it didn t catch me anyway This book has many hints in it that he was fully aware of his condition He even spends a lot of his time working out his position, his feelings, and how he intended to fight Almost the entire novel lends itself to a very clear personal interpretation, from the obvious elements of going into the underworld to losing one s memory and the evenobvious connection to perception and preoccupation with perception The diagnosis WAS about his atrophying visual cortex And of course, he was contemplating his eventual death, coming to grips with it.So what do we think now about the witch who became a myth of herself Ah, yes, indeed, Mr Terry The third book involving Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegles the one where Tiffany dances with the Wintersmith and gets herself into the middle of the ancient romance of summer and winter.I love the witches, and I love the Feegles, and I love Tiffany, and it s always a pleasure to spend time with them And yay for Roland growing up And I loved the subplot involving Miss Treason and the slight improvement in Annagramma.Having said that, I had serious problems with this book The most criti The third book involving Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegles the one where Tiffany dances with the Wintersmith and gets herself into the middle of the ancient romance of summer and winter.I love the witches, and I love the Feegles, and I love Tiffany, and it s always a pleasure to spend time with them And yay for Roland growing up And I loved the subplot involving Miss Treason and the slight improvement in Annagramma.Having said that, I had serious problems with this book The most critical problem I have is that I didn t understand Tiffany getting involved in the dance in the first place It was wildly out of character for her to do something like that, five minutes after someone has told her not to, without asking any questions I couldn t see why she would want to it wasn t well supported I didn t believe it And of course all the action of the book depends on that one act.The second problem is the way he s pulled the climax out of the book and used it as a prologue When I encountered it for the first time, it was confusing and pointless it didn t really increase suspense, because I couldn t tell what was going on And then when I began to approach its right place in the book, it messed up the pacing once Tiffany went back to the Chalk, I figured she would be fighting the big storm any minute, and so when she sat down to make a watercolor painting, I went, What Doesn t she have something urgent to do The Summer Lady hardly made an appearance until the last two chapters, which seemed odd and he never explained how she came to be imprisoned in the underworld in the first place, which made her rescue seem a little less a part of the story.The eight year old has read it, and she thinks it s hilarious 2007 Locus poll 1 YA SFF 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 remembe 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 remember reading The Wee Free Men the first in this Tiff Aching series and not feeling terribly impressed, but I don t actually remember much about the book I find suspicious, as I generally have a better memory for fiction than reality I don t know if I had other things on my mind, or read it when I wasn t sleeping well, or if I was just drunk but the book didn t stick So I m going to order a new copy to re read soon.But whether that initial unimpressed feeling was deserved or not, it put me off picking upWintersmithMy wife owned a copy which I d been eyeing up ever since our bookcases merged But it s the third in the series surely I should read book two A Hat Full of Sky first But it s a Locus Young Adult Award winner, and I needed something light between installments the two halves of Blackout All Clear , so I grabbed it on the way to work and found myself thoroughly enjoying it I don t know why I was surprised, I love Pratchett s writing I was clearly just being a cynical douche about his y a works Tiff s encounters with theWintersmithare vivid and magical, beautifully visually examples of Sir Terry s imagination at work But the real gems of the book for me are the minor strands that fill out Tiff s world within theWintersmithframing device The Nac Mac Feegles are great characters with an infinite supply of comedy dialogue and perspectives quote below Roland s mission to awaken the Summer Lady in the underworld contained my favourite moment in the book when he battles the wraiths with his imaginary sword The interactions between the teenage witches are great, as are Tiff s reflections on Miss Treason s Boffo And the cameos from Ogg and Weatherwax are a touch of class for us long standing witches fans A quick quote that made me giggle When a bull coo meets a lady coo he disna have tae say, My hert goes bang bang bang when I see your wee face, cuz it s kinda built intae their heads People have itdifficult Romancin is verra important ye ken Basically it s a way the boy can get close to the girl wi oot her attackin him and scratchin his eyes oot It s a worthy addition to the Discworld canon and it s encouraged me to re read The Wee Free Men , and also grab a copy of Hat Full of Sky and I Shall Wear Midnight , butWintersmithdoesn t quite measure up to the inspirational awesomeness of my favourites.After this I read All Clear A very original Discworld story, this one the third in the Tiffany Aching sub series.First published in 2006 and the 35th in the Discworld bibliography, Terry Pratchett describes Tiffany as a young witch still in training but coming into herself and setting her sights on the kind of witch she will be and not always in serviceable black As in others in this sub series, the juxtaposition between Tiffany and the other witches particularly Granny Weatherwax makes this fun Old Miss Treason who A very original Discworld story, this one the third in the Tiffany Aching sub series.First published in 2006 and the 35th in the Discworld bibliography, Terry Pratchett describes Tiffany as a young witch still in training but coming into herself and setting her sights on the kind of witch she will be and not always in serviceable black As in others in this sub series, the juxtaposition between Tiffany and the other witches particularly Granny Weatherwax makes this fun Old Miss Treason who refers to Granny as the girl Weatherwax gives them all a run for their money as Pratchett has crafted a gem of a witch character in her Waily, waily, waily And the Nac Mac Feegles Sir Terry s Wee Free Men are again on riotous display and their antics make up the lions share of pings on the Pratchett smile O meter.This time around Tiffany has an encounter with the Wintersmith, a kind of spirit of winter or an elemental This kind of story would go one very predictable way in many made for TV movies, but of course Pratchett gives this one a life of it s own and the reader will be pleasantly surprised by his treatment.While this one seems to me to beon the YA scale of reading than the earlier two Tiffany Aching books, this is still another excellent Discworld adventure Part of the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group in 2020.Tiffany Aching is now around thirteen and an apprentice witch to the ancient Miss Treason When Miss Treason takes Tiffany to see the dance that marks the beginning of Winter the silent Dark Morris , Tiffany feels compelled to join the dance in the hole that seems to be there for her Which is a terrible mistake, because now the Wintersmith is paying her attention and Tiffany may be now a key part of the oldest story of all Part of the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group in 2020.Tiffany Aching is now around thirteen and an apprentice witch to the ancient Miss Treason When Miss Treason takes Tiffany to see the dance that marks the beginning of Winter the silent Dark Morris , Tiffany feels compelled to join the dance in the hole that seems to be there for her Which is a terrible mistake, because now the Wintersmith is paying her attention and Tiffany may be now a key part of the oldest story of all.This is a lot less complicated than the earlier two Tiffany books, but it deals with themes that Pratchett entwined into most of the Witches books It s about power and responsibility and how knowledge confers both and as always Tiffany excels There s also quite a lot of Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax in this one which always makes for an entertaining Discworld book