Title: The Wee Free Men
( Discworld #30 ; Tiffany Aching #1 )
Author: Terry Pratchett
First published: 2003
Edition: Harper Collins
Paperback, 352 pages
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | Humor
Summary: A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality.
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself.
◄ 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS ►
This is the seventh book that I have read by Sir Terry Pratchett and so far this is my favourite book by him. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! Now let’s move onto the actual review.
First of all lets talk about the writing style. I really enjoyed how this book was written. Reading from Tiffany’s point of view was very interesting and I enjoyed looking at the world as she sees it. I also loved the humor that Terry Pratchett intertwined into the story, as I usually do with his books.
The characters in this book very amazing! I greatly enjoyed learning about all of them. I especially loved the Nac Mac Feegle – they were awesome. Who wouldn’t love fighting, drinking, stealing little blue men? It was great seeing how their live and learning more about them and their history. I also liked Tiffany a lot. What I especially appreciated about her was how flawed she was. She felt like a real person and I loved her as the main character.
The story felt as if I was reading a novel that has been intertwined with a fairy tale. The adventure that Tiffany went on was fascinating and I loved the way the way the other world was described. (I can’t explain it any better because it would spoil things.)
All in all I highly recommend this book to everyone. Literary everyone.