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Wintersmith (Discworld) (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Wintersmith (Discworld)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperCollins (2007), Paperback, 464 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

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Third book in Tiffany Aching's adventures, it adresses romantic issues (after all, she is growing up) as she is confronted with a BIG problem: a god is in love with her. This situation leads to desastrous results. Tiffany, who is still a trainee, starts to question her romantic ambivalence between the Baron's son, Roland, and the fact that a god tries to seduce her - who couldn't feel flattered?
But danger grows and she can't make up her mind, therefore it's up to the other witches, including Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, to help her understand her priorities. I also like the way that Granny's cat, You, is given its part as a comic relief in a memorable scene with Greebo the 'evil' cat. Having been following Tiffany's adventures for the last 3 books, I shall keep reading, as the plot is quite good (in spite of the series being YA). ( )
  soniaandree | Jun 23, 2016 |
A delightful romp of characters that turned a long road trip into an adventure, Terry Pratchett has my undying thanks. My twelve-year-old daughter associated with Tiffany, my son liked the Wintersmith and the insane Nac Mac's ("Oh, waily, waily! It's the pursing of the arms!"), I found the Nac Mac's hilarious and the witches convincing, while my older brother loves anything to do with 'Sir Terry's' Discworld. There were no complaints about how long the road was, or when the trip would be over, so obviously, this children's story has the ability to span the age gap. ( )
  Ermina | Feb 25, 2016 |
The third in the five book Tiffany Aching series. An absolutely lovely book, funny and sad and wise. Our protagonist is a lot older and wiser now, but still screws up royally at the beginning, and we spend some quality time with her as the chooses to follow the path that will make it right. Wintersmith is the elemental in charge of winter, who receives the baton from summer and then passes it back again each year. The ceremony when this happens is pictured as the morris dance, but Tiffany who is witnessing it, leaps into the dance and takes the elemental lady Summer's place, upsetting the natural order. Wintersmith falls in love with her without understanding what it is to be human and she has to show him that they cannot be together. Really delightful, recommended. ( )
  Matt_B | Feb 16, 2016 |
More Wee Free Men! Tiffany Achings is 13 now and has attracted the attention of Winter. The antics of both Mac Feegles and witches makes for a hilarious story! ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
As with most of Pratchett's books, I found 'Wintersmith' to be extremely entertaining, but not exceptional. Unlike many of the Discworld books, this novel will definitely be helped along if you've read some of the previous books in the series that deal with the same characters (The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky).
I've read the first, but not the second.
The story deals with the teenage apprentice witch, Tiffany Aching, who is helped/hindered by her friends the Nac Mac Feegles (blue, Scottish-flavored 'Pictsies'), when, due to an ill-advised dance, the titular elemental spirit of Winter falls in love with her - with less than salutary effects on the climate.
Engaging characters and witty writing, but a fairly typical coming-of-age-type story. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratchett, LynAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidby, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, RobinAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mayer, BillCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paracchini, FabioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stengel, ChristopherCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060890339, Paperback)

When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring—

—Spring won't come.

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When witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, she requires the help of the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.… (more)

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