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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552576345
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

The Shepherd's Crown




The fifth and final book in the Tiffany Aching series - five Discworld novels by master-storyteller Terry Pratchett.

Tiffany Aching has finally got her wish.

She is a witch (and a respected one, at that). Overworked and underpaid, that's for certain, but a witch nonetheless.

Help is at hand though. In the form of young Geoffrey and his goat. Geoffrey wants to be a witch too, and thinks he can save the world by building sheds. Well, everyone has to start somewhere.

But as new friends are made, and old ones return, enemies are stirring. With her beloved chalk in jeopardy, Tiffany will face the toughest challenge of her life.

There will be a reckoning . . .

'Brilliant . . . This is a book worth reading twice in quick succession'
Daily Mail

  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552576345
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

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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

Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is thirty-four and lives behind an easel in Dorset. He is best-known for his illustrations of Discworld and its inhabitants in The Pratchett Portfolio, The Discworld Diaries, The Tourist Guide to Lancre and his prints and greeting cards.

Praise for The Shepherd's Crown

This isn't just a great Discworld book, it's extraordinary . . . A magnificent sign-off

Kat Brown, Daily Telegraph

From the shadow of dementia, a brilliant novel shines: Terry Pratchett's last book is a funny, fearless farewell . . . This is a book worth reading twice in quick succession

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

A joyful sign-off from a master of fantasy fiction . . . High-octane literary enjoyment

Nicholas Tucker, Independent

Terry Pratchett was never so witty, direct and generous as in this, his final Discworld novel

Amanda Craig, Guardian

The Shepherd's Crown is a sometimes sad, often funny and eminently suitable testament to the life and career of Terry Pratchett

David Barnett, Independent

This final book stands among the very best of [Pratchett's] work . . . An exceptionally crafted finale from one of the greats

School Library Journal (starred review)

Pratchett's final work is a tour de force of compassion, great wit, and gleeful storytelling

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A worthy crown to Terry Pratchett's phenomenal artistic achievement

Michael Dirda, Washington Post

The last Discworld offering is a poignant farewell, both to Pratchett's readership and to his extraordinary world

Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

The Shepherd's Crown is a sometimes sad, often funny and eminently suitable testament to the life and career of Terry Pratchett.

David Barnett, Independent

This isn't just a great Discworld book, it's extraordinary . . . A magnificent sign-off.

Kat Brown, Daily Telegraph

From the shadow of dementia, a brilliant novel shines: Terry Pratchett's last book is a funny, fearless farewell . . . This is a book worth reading twice in quick succession.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

A joyful sign-off from a master of fantasy fiction . . . High-octane literary enjoyment.

Nicholas Tucker, Independent

Terry Pratchett was never so witty, direct and generous as in this, his final Discworld novel.

Amanda Craig, Guardian

A crowning achievement for Terry Pratchett and his Discworld . . . This is a book for all ages, the tour de force of one of the English language's greatest authors, who, in the midst of encroaching darkness and facing so many terrors of his own, has contrived to astound us one last time with his craft.

The Conversation

A worthy crown to Terry Pratchett's phenomenal artistic achievement.

Michael Dirda, Washington Post

The last Discworld offering is a poignant farewell, both to Pratchett's readership and to his extraordinary world.

Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

The last Discworld offering is a poignant farewell, both to Pratchett's readership and to his extraordinary world.

Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

Pratchett's final work is a tour de force of compassion, great wit, and gleeful storytelling.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Something to treasure

Kirkus Reviews

As ever in Pratchett's work, empathy and compassion are foregrounded. With its humour and humaneness, it reminds us, too, that its author, as Tiffany says of her deceased friend, 'is . . . was . . . unfollowable.'

James Lovegrove, Financial Times

Funny, sad and extremely moving . . . most will likely consider it one of the strongest, and certainly one of the most - possibly the most - moving [of the Discworld novels].

Juliette Harrisson, Den of Geek

This final book stands among the very best of [Pratchett's] work . . . An exceptionally crafted finale from one of the greats

School Library Journal (starred review)

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