The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle--aka the Wee Free Men--a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
“Like Celtic mythology fused with ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’”
-New York Times Book Review
“Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations, and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting.”
-The Chicago Tribune
“An enthralling and rewarding read.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A glorious read.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Just the package to appeal to those who admire not just a brave heart but a quick comeback as well.”
-The Horn Book (starred review)
“The Carnegie Medal winner’s fans will not be disappointed.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The humor and the danger will appeal to Discworld fans and also readers who relish J. K. Rowling’s Harry.”
“A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages.”
“Perfect for anyone who enjoys The Princess Bride and the works of Douglas Adams.” (starred review)