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  • Published: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780857535498
  • Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

The Shepherd's Crown




The fifth and final book in a series of Discworld novels starring young witch Tiffany Aching. Now in a brand-new gift hardback edition.

A SHIVERING OF WORLDS

Deep in the chalk, something is stirring. Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots – an old enemy is gathering strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, a blurring of edges.

Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land, her land.

There will be a reckoning . . .

‘Extraordinary’
Daily Telegraph

  • Pub date: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780857535498
  • Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

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

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

“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

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

Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

“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

“Something to treasure”

Kirkus Reviews

“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


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