Wintersmith

Wintersmith

Terry Pratchett / Feb 29, 2020
Wintersmith Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance the crossover from summer to winter she does what no one has ever done befo
  • Title: Wintersmith
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061975325
  • Page: 352
  • Format: ebook
  • Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance the crossover from summer to winter she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance Into the oldest story there ever is And draws the attention of the Wintersmith himself.As Tiffany shaped snowflakes hammer down on the lanTiffany Aching is a trainee witch now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance the crossover from summer to winter she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance Into the oldest story there ever is And draws the attention of the Wintersmith himself.As Tiffany shaped snowflakes hammer down on the land, can Tiffany deal with the consequences of her actions Even with the help of Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle the fightin , thievin pictsies who are prepared to lay down their lives for their big wee hag.
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      • Terry Pratchett

        Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.


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    1. I physically twitch in the presence of cheap irony You know the sort of lazy humor, like saying it s weird that a cop hates donuts, or acting surprised that a jock is smart The sort of glib, lazy attempts at humor and cleverness that usually make it on to bumper stickers just makes me cringe It s the same school of humor as people who put, My other car is a broomstick on their bumpers.When Terry Pratchett started the witch series in the Discworld universe I considered that as close as the witty, [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 i [...]


    4. 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 pr [...]



    5. 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 readi [...]


    6. Wintersmith is the third book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld In this book, Tiffany has made a mistake that has put not only herself but also everybody she knows, and a whole bunch of people she doesn t know, in danger There really isn t too much I can say about this book that I haven t already said about the previous two I m still really enjoying the series, and I still really like the characters in it In this book, two of my favorite characters from previous books got a decent amo [...]


    7. What can one say when your reviewing a book written by a master at the height of his craft First off I have to say that I have yet to read a Discworld novel that I did not adore Terry Pratchett was a treasure and has allowed me so so many hours of pleasure, laughing my way through book after book I have read quite a few of his books than once and enjoyed them each and ever time I only have a few left that I have not read and have sorta put off reading all of them just because once I do there w [...]


    8. Another case of feeling whatever I could write in praise of this would be insufficient, so I ll just be brief in my Pratchett worship This is yet another fantastic Tiffany adventure, deceptively simple in some ways, very complicated and profound in others The Wintersmith is both frightening and something to feel a bit sorry for What it really takes to be a witch is the same thing it takes to be a responsible human being of any type it s just the various embellishments that change people s percep [...]


    9. Published 27 09 2007Author Terry PratchettRecommended for fans of fantasy novelsThis is another amazing book in the Discworld series number 35 , in this book we meet the character Tiffany Aching She is a really wonderful, likeable and funny character who adds a great amount of fun to the novel In this book we go on the adventure with her when the spirit of winter the wintersmith falls in love with her If she doesnt figure out a way to deal with him there will never be spring again, however she g [...]



    10. I read this a long time ago, but not as long ago as I read all the preceding Pratchetts Yes I love all things Pratchett mostly and have accumulated an extensive Pratchett archive since about the age of thirteen Sadly most of these books have been tucked away in my parents attic for the last twelve years but the wonder of encountering the Discworld has never been forgotten I ve read all of the Tiffany Aching series, including the Wee Free Men Thinking back now, I can t really remember a lot about [...]


    11. Wintersmith is the third tale in the story of Tiffany Aching who found, at the age of 9, that she had inherited her grandmother s legacy as a witch Tiffany is now almost 13 and it is time for her to learn how to use her special abilities in the world as she finds herself in the house of Miss Treason who will guide her in her lessons Oh, waily, waily, waily Tiffany has attracted the attention of the spirit of winter himself and soon finds her likeness being etched in everything from the frost on [...]


    12. I was hooked on these books in the late 1990 s and I had to have every book that came out without fail Unfortunately during the mists of time all the books have merged into one, but I still remember Death and Rincewind to this day and the over top adventures they had But I have to admit my favourite novels were the ones that contain the city watch and the adventures of Sam Vimes, these novels still to this day stick out as the best of the series, but I never really got on with the books that fea [...]


    13. This is my favorite title of the four Pratchett s I have read Now if anyone asks me where to start reading the series, I will say with the Tiffany Aching arc This is very YA readership friendly, too I buddy read this with Annemieke from A DANCE WITH BOOKS, and we are already planning on buddy reading I Shall Wear Midnight next month We have to get our Tiffany fix


    14. Wintersmith is the third in Pratchetts sub series about Tiffany Aching and sees her growing up rapidly as she rapidly catches the attention of the Wintersmith when she jumps in quite unexpectedly amongst black garbed Morris Dancers and at the same time putting Summers the elemental D Lol nose out of joint D Hijinks insure as the Wintersmith attempts to win her heart and proverbially and literally freeze it and the world but luckily Tiffany has her back up in the form of the of the Nac Mac Feegle [...]


    15. I m trying to write reviews again, instead of just ratings and status updates my problem is I always want to write The Exhaustive Review, and so wind up writing none UH WHOOPS I figure I ll start small with this book.I had real difficulty getting into the story I didn t like the tone of the combined narrative voice Tiffany s thoughts very much it felt sort of simultaneously dumbed down and punched up for the YA market, and I missed the usual sarcastic undercutting tone of the footnotes Perhaps b [...]


    16. I enjoyed Wintersmith, the third book in the Tiffany Aching series immensely It took me over a week to read it as I kept it at work as a balm for my heart It does get annoying dealing with know it alls for twelve hours five days a week Terry Pratchett did than provide me with entertainment and distraction in Wintersmith Tiffany s peer Annagramma is exactly like the insufferable woman I work with Annagramma was introduced in A Hat Full of Sky, the second in the series She is the prize student of [...]


    17. 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 [...]


    18. It took me3 years to read this book, lol But that s because it s the sort of book one can enjoy page by page you can read it slowly It s funny and ridiculous and deep and wonderful I love all these characters so much 3


    19. Wonderful, funny, and so informative Are you aware that Limbo was called that because the door was so low


    20. It s wonderful to be back in Tiffany Aching s world Meeting her, the Feegles, and Granny Weatherwax is like coming home to old friends Though the book is full of the ridiculous an animate cheese, for example Pratchett s prose holds everything together with warmth and wisdom He writes the best kind of comedy one that laughs with, not at, and highlights human errors like pride and selfishness In this installment, Tiffany becomes entangled with the god of winter, and accidentally slights the goddes [...]



    21. Any book featuring the Nac Mac Feegle is a win in my world.But this, perhaps, is the bit I enjoy most from the book, and that s some of the hooptedoodle that Pratchett includes that s really not pertinent to the story, but oh so pertinent to developing his characters, which is a trait I admire in him Marjory J Boddice had got some things laughably wrong Girls on the Chalk didn t often run away from a young man who was rich enough to own his own horse or not for long and not without giving him a [...]


    22. Having read the final Tiffany Aching story I realised that among the Discworld books I d missed were the earlier Tiffany Aching stories so I decided to start putting that right Needless to say I m reading them in the wrong order however this is DiscworldI guess my favourites stories in the early Discworld books tended to be the Witches books Death ones aside so finding that these childrens stories contain Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax make them worth reading for that alone Pratchett s sense of [...]


    23. A reread.Once again, Tiffany gets herself in trouble by doing than she should, and other people suffer for it.I wish I could give this book to every girl starting to date.


    24. Humans were made up of nearly all of the Lesser Elements but also contained a lot of narrativium, the basic element of stories Sir Terry puts Tiffany into the ancient tale of summer and winter, and she makes it her own She has copious help from the inimitable Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, also the Nac Mac Feegles and Roland I greatly enjoyed the addition of Miss Treason, and You, the white kitten in whom Granny Weatherwax and Greebo finally met their match Annagramma s story was classic witch [...]


    25. Do not ask me to review a Terry Pratchett book They are a necessary aquamarine brilliance in a colourless world They remind you, that magic, is in the smallest things, and magic, no matter how small, is the most wonderous thing.Recommend reading during an actual winter storm with something warm and full of milk.


    26. The most successful of the first three Tiffany novels, and an expertly polished and generally well crafted Pratchett installment, which even goes into a bit of new territory here and there There are, however some irritations Pratchett s conservativism is really showing here, particularly in terms of gender and class essentialism, and it undermines some of his other themes.For my slightly fuller but rather incoherent review, see my blog.


    27. Imagine being able to witness a dance marking the change of the seasons from summer to winter all at once becoming mesmerized by the enchanting melody and rhythms of the dance feeling its call, beckoning you to join the elemental spirits in their festivities The pull is uncontrollable but the result is utter chaos Poor Tiffany finds herself in the midst of this chaotic entanglement, and has caught the unwanted attentions of the Wintersmith, who s completely enthralled by this human girl who s da [...]


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