Saturday, September 06, 2003

The Wee Free Men It's the latest Terry Pratchett book, and it was written for kids. Personally, I don't think it's for kids. Kids will miss much from this book. The legions of Pratchett fans however will enjoy every bit of it. The book is set on Discworld, but introduces a completely new land and new characters. Here's what the cover flap says about the book:
There's trouble on the Aching farm - a monster is in the river, a headless horeseman in the driveway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of the Fairies (although Tiffany doesn't think this is entirely a bad thing). Tiffany's got to get him back. To help her, she has a weapon (a frying pan), her granny's magic book (well, Diseases of the Sheep, actually) and - 'Crivens! Whut aboot us. ye daftie! - oh, yes. She's also got the Nac Mac Feegle, the Wee Free Men, the fightin', thievin', tiny blue-skinned pictsies who were thrown out of Fairyland for being Drunk and Disorderly ...
Check out the site above for an excerpt from the book.


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