The Shepherd's Crown : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.


What the Critics Say

"With the warmth, humor, and assurance of an old friend, Stephen Briggs, who worked with the late author for more than 25 years, delivers this fifth Tiffany Aching Adventure with all his heart." (AudioFile)


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Magrat still has her armor...

Because of major spoilers I cannot write the review I want to write. This is Tiffany's book, she is a magnificent young woman who has the support of all the witches we have come to know and love (and ok, fear). It gives those of us who love all the Witches of Lancre a chance to meet them again, if only for a little while.

Like all of Terry Pratchett books, this one has an underdog. Like all of Terry Pratchett books the main characters flatly refuse to be overwhelmed ,even for a moment, by circumstances no matter how alarming they are. Ok, they may do a lot of going off in odd directions, and trying tons of things before they get to the place they want to be, but they do not give up, give in, or even think about quitting. There may be tears, just this once, but even tears are part of the solution, not the problem.

In Tiffany Aching's last book but this one, I Shall Wear Midnight, we may have thought she had at last come of age. But like the most grown-up of us she still has the most difficult of lessons to learn. The least of these lessons is that she cannot do it all. It can be arrogant not to ask for help when it is needed, rather than an admission of weakness. It is also respectful to the person who is taking on a task that is important, to allow them to help.

And like all grown-ups no matter how young she must handle the most difficult of lessons all by herself.

Terry Pratchett's last book is as clear eyed and straight forward as all of his books from the ones he wrote when he was just out of childhood to the sophisticated Small Gods and Night Watch. The character Death does not appear in this book. But then he is not needed to help persons find their way to what comes next. After all this is a book of the Witches, and they do not not need Help, they are always in control. Nope they have this just as the fairy Godmother Witch had it in Witches Abroad.

Like most people who love Terry Pratchett and all his works, I found it almost painful to begin his last book. I've met so many people I would not have gotten to know if we had not shared the Discworld. Its quirky, wise, and cranky characters have become like mutual friends.
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- Barbara "Huntsville, Alabama"

really Really REALLY going to miss Terry Pratchett

One of the great things about this man's work is that each story is a stand alone gem which, when combined with the others, builds a whole amazing world complete with people (human or not) so real that you feel like you know them., This one fits right in. I'm sitting here pondering the evolution of an imaginary world for goodness sake..But weirdly, it's like letters from home.
Add to that humor that may be pointed but is never mean.
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- Ruby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio