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Pratchett's last work was quintessentially him, but could have worn being twice the length. Alas, he left us too soon.
A wonderful end, Unfinished but written as much of his own death as the characters.
Can't believe it is over. I will just have to keep going back to all my favourites! GNU STP
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I'm not entirely sure I can review this without becoming emotional. The whole book has an elegiac feel but Terry's humane vision shines throughout. Chapter 2 had me in floods of tears as a beloved character prepares for DEATH to pay one last visit. It's impossible not to feel this is Terry himself and, oh dear, I've set myself off again.
Anyway - I love Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegles but the book also contains call backs to other books - particularly Lords and Ladies (one of my favourites). I'm so glad Magrat gets to channel Queen Ynci again.
Rob Wilkins explains in the afterword that it's not quite as finished as Terry wanted but I honestly don't think you can tell. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job narrating, as ever.
We were so lucky to have had Terry to show us our world and our better selves with wild imagination and laughter that never really hides his righteous anger.
I suppose you could read this without reading any of the other Tiffany Aching or witch books but why would you deny yourself the pleasure of getting to know this world and these characters.
Obviously the last words should go to DEATH, "WE ARE ALL FLOATING IN THE WINDS OF TIME … AND YOU HAVE LEFT THE WORLD MUCH BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT, AND IF YOU ASK ME, NOBODY COULD DO ANY BETTER THAN THAT." Indeed.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
so much to Love! forever grateful for all the work that has left us so much richer for the telling. thank you to everyone that made this possible.
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The final book in the Tiffany Aching story, sadly because it is the Authors final work.
Tiffany has to deal with the Death of Granny Weatherwax, trying to take over her stealing, and the return of the Elves.
She is assisted by Jeffery, who wants to become a Witch, and his companion Mephistopheles , an intelligent Goat with sharp hooves and a fierce loyalty to Jeffery.
Add to the mix the Wee Free Men and a lots of witches and it creates a wild ride .
Terry Pratchett's last work, and he will be greatly missed.