The Shepherd's Crown (Tiffany Aching #5) (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780062429988, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.
A SHIVERING OF WORLDS
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.
This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.
As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.
There will be a reckoning. . . .
THE FINAL DISCWORLD® NOVEL
About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
Praise For The Shepherd's Crown (Tiffany Aching #5)…
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“There is something deeply suitable about the significant focus here on legacy and what is left behind. Savor this one; it’s literally the last authorized book coming.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Terry was one of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest.”
— George R. R. Martin
“A Terry Pratchett book is a small miracle.”
— Neil Gaiman
“Discworld is one of the very most fabulous creations in all of literature.”
— Patrick Ness
“No writer in my lifetime has given me as much pleasure and happiness.”
— A. S. Byatt
“A writer of monumental talent.”
— Rick Riordan
“Beloved fantasy writer Pratchett died this spring, and his dedicated and immense fan base will want his final novel. His storytelling is pure magic, and fans will grieve anew that this is the last of it. Stock up.”
“Elegiac and comforting, funny and serious.”
— Horn Book Magazine