Superbly charming, Pratchett at his best. Tiffany is a young girl living on the Chalk, which sensible witches know is far too unstable to create a witch. And yet… and yet, Tiffany shows all the characteristics of one. She’s very clever, thinks things through, and, above all, cares. Plus there’s the fact that she knocked a fairytale demon right back out of a stream and has been talking to feisty little fairy men.
It was so good that I blazed through it and immediately grabbed the next one, which I also finished off in a blitz. A perfect vacation read. The Tiffany Aching books are officially YA, and certainly would be a riot for a kid reader, but I didn’t find it too different from the general Discworld populations, and of course adults should enjoy it, too. Give it a read, ya scuggin!