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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

The Wee Free Men

Categories: [ Books/Discworld ]

ISBN: 0552551864

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Tiffany Aching is the nine year old daughter of a shepherding family living on the Chalk country. She meets Miss Tick, a traveling witch who confirms that she could become a witch herself. Soon later she makes the acquaintance of the Nac Mac Feegle, a folk of tiny people who like swearing, fighting, drinking and whose kelda is dying. The kelda names Tiffany as her temporary successor. Tiffany has witnessed the ingress of fairy tale creatures into the real world, and the kelda explains she has been pushing them back. After her death, it will be Tiffany's responsibility to fight the Queen of the fairy tales who tries to invade reality. Soon after, Tiffany's little brother is kidnapped, and Tiffany request the Nac Mac Feegles' help to enter the Queen's land and rescue her brother. Finding the entrance is a kind of test that gets Tiffany accepted as the new kelda. In the fairy tale land, she meets Roland, the local baron's son who had disappeared a year ago. She also eventually finds her brother. But finding the exit of the fairy tale land is difficult, especially since the Queen has imported creatures who use dreams the way a spider uses its web. To escape the horde of nightmares chasing her, she enters such a trap while controlling the dream to force it to be a dream she has had frequently and that always ends the same way with her waking up. She indeed wakes up in the real word, only to have to face the Queen who has followed her. Thanks to the spirit of her grand mother (who was a witch in all but name) she manages to capture the Queen and force her back into fairy land. Soon after, Miss Tick arrives with Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, who confirm that Tiffany has the making of a witch and will be able to enter apprenticeship when she is a bit older.

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