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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

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780857535498

    August 14, 2017

    Doubleday Childrens

    336 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Paperback

    9780552576345

    July 31, 2017

    Corgi Childrens

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780552574471

    June 13, 2016

    Corgi Childrens

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780857534828

    September 15, 2015

    Doubleday Childrens

    352 pages

    RRP $90.00

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  • Audio CD

    9781846577666

    August 27, 2015

    RHCP Audio

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781448197149

    August 27, 2015

    RHCP Digital

    336 pages

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