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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552166058
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

I Shall Wear Midnight

(Discworld Novel 38)




A new Discworld novel eagerly anticipated by both adult fans and teenage readers of Terry Pratchett's exuberant fiction.

A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . .

It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching - teen witch - is doing her best.Until something evil wakes up, something that stirs up all the old stories about nasty old witches, so that just wearing a pointy hat suddenly seems a very bad idea.Worse still, this evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He's hunting for Tiffany. Andhe's found her . . .

A fabulous Discworld title filled with witches and magic and told in the inimitable Terry Pratchett style, I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature Tiffany and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsie friends, the Nac Mac Feegle (aka The Wee Free Men).

  • Pub date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552166058
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

terrypratchett.co.uk

Laura Ellen Andersen

When she’s not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children’s book author and illustrator who lives in north London. The creator of Evil Emperor Penguin for the Phoenix comic, she is also the illustrator of Sibéal Pounder’s Witch Wars series and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell’s picture books and Harper fiction series. Laura’s first author/illustrator picture book, I Don’t Want Curly Hair, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She has also created new cover illustrations for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series.

www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk
@Lillustrator


Praise for I Shall Wear Midnight

“Teen witch Tiffany is one of [Pratchett's]most formidable creations yet”

Time Out

“Tiffany Aching fans should be ecstatic.”

Publishers Weekly starred review

“Writing at the height of his powers . . . he makes us laugh a lot.”

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“funny”

Oxford Mail

“... everything gets very funny”

Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

“Adventure, magic and the usual dark, dry humour will keep you entertained from start to finish.”

Stoke on Trent Sentinel

“There are entertaining twists, humorous moments, and just enough romance to leave everyone happy at the end of the book.”

Nayu's Reading Corner: http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-shall-wear-midnight-by-terry.html

“a must for all Pratchett fans”

Mansfield Chad

“As the well-places plot unravels in Pratchett's inimitable style, it goes without saying that everything gets very funny. Like Tiffany, Pratchett has always known that "laughter helps things slide into the thinking".”

Alex Sarll, Sarah O'Meara, Romsey Advertiser, Bucks Herald, Hampshire Chronicle Series, Blackpool Gazette

“Pratchett's book is suffused with an awareness of the thankless exhaustion which awaits people in the caring professions.”

Express & Star City Final (Wolverhampton West Midlands)

“A must for all Pratchett fans, young and old.”

Bill Purdue, Mansfield Chad

“As the well-paced plot unravels in Pratchett's inimitable style, it goes without saying that everything gets very funny. Like Tiffany, Pratchett has always has always known that "laughter helps things slide into the thinking."”

Alex Sarll, Bradford Telegraph

“There's plenty of Pratchett's trademark humour to enjoy... Fantastic fantasy and laugh-out-loud humour make this a real treat.”

Stacia Briggs, Norwich Telegraph

“Sure to be a huge seller over Christmas, the fantastic new teen title from the king of fantasy, Terry Pratchett....This is much darker than the previous Tiffany novels, as Tiffany grows up along with the readers. That said, it's still filled with Pratchett's trademark quircky humour.”

Clare Mitchell, Yorkshire Post

“If you must have more contemporary fantasy for your almost-teens, then the bogglingly prolific Terry Prachett has a new junior Discworld title: I Shall Wear Midnight”

The Independant on Sunday

“Although I Shall Wear Midnight, the fourth volume in the Tiffany Aching books by master of fantasy worlds Terry Pratchett is marked as being for younger readers, this is a book that older fans can't help but enjoy. Full of puns, allusions and some very odd characters, including Tiffany's ex, this is a book to laugh your way through.”

Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News

“There are suprising revelations about other acquaintances in this action packed story with dark moments lightened by humour, not least from the wonderful Nac Mac Feegles. Full length novel for older, capable readers.”

Primary Times


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