By Terry Pratchett
The first in a chain of Discworld novels starring the younger witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish hazard threatens from the opposite aspect of truth. . . .
Armed with just a frying pan and her logic, younger witch-to-be Tiffany Aching needs to safeguard her domestic opposed to the monsters of Fairyland. fortunately she has a few very strange aid: the neighborhood Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee loose Men—a extended family of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they have to face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying goals come real, and finally the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
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You know,” stated the Queen, “I particularly anticipated best of you, Tiffany. Now, supply me again the boy, and that i shall make a decision what to do subsequent. ” “It’s now not an incredible dream,” mumbled Roland at the back of her. “If you cross too a ways, you find yourself coming back—” “I can make a dream for you that’s even smaller than you are,” acknowledged the Queen pleasantly. “That may be very painful! ” the colours have been brighter. And sounds have been louder. Tiffany might scent anything, too, and what was once unusual approximately that was once that up before there have been no smells. It was once a pointy, sour odor that you simply by no means forgot. It was once the odor of snow. And beneath the insect buzzings within the grass, she heard the faintest of voices. “Crivens! I canna locate the best way oot! ” bankruptcy eleven Awakening at the different aspect of the clearing, the place the nut-cracking guy were at paintings, was once the final nut, part as excessive as Tiffany. And it used to be rocking lightly. The cracker took a swipe at it with the hammer, and it rolled out of ways. See what’s rather there, stated Tiffany to herself, and laughed. The Queen gave her a questioned glance. “You locate this humorous? ” she demanded. “What’s humorous approximately this? what's fun approximately this example? ” “I simply had a humorous thought,” stated Tiffany. The Queen glared, as humans and not using a humorousness do while they’re faced with a grin. You’re no longer very shrewdpermanent, inspiration Tiffany. You’ve by no means had to be. you will get what you will have simply by dreaming it. you think on your goals, so that you by no means need to imagine. She became and whispered to Roland, “Crack the nut! Don’t fear approximately what I do, crack the nut! ” The boy checked out her blankly. “What did you are saying to him? ” snapped the Queen. “I acknowledged good-bye,” stated Tiffany, preserving on tightly to her brother. “I’m now not handing my brother over, it doesn't matter what you do! ” “Do you recognize what colour your insides are? ” stated the Queen. Tiffany shook her head mutely. “Well, now you’ll locate out,” stated the Queen, smiling sweetly. “You’re no longer strong adequate to do something like that,” stated Tiffany. “You understand, you're right,” stated the Queen. “That type of actual magic is, certainly, very not easy. yet i will make you think that I’ve performed the most…terrible issues. And that, little woman, is all i have to do. do you want to beg for mercy now? you'll now not be ready to later. ” Tiffany paused. “No-o,” she acknowledged eventually. “I don’t imagine i'll. ” The Queen leaned down. Her grey eyes crammed Tiffany’s global. “People right here will take into account this for a protracted time,” she acknowledged. “I wish so,” acknowledged Tiffany. “Crack…the…nut. ” For a second the Queen seemed wondered back. She used to be now not solid at facing unexpected alterations. “What? ” “Eh? Oh. Right,” muttered Roland. “What did you are saying to him? ” the Queen demanded, because the boy ran towards the hammer guy. Tiffany kicked her at the leg. It wasn’t a witch factor. It was once so 9 years outdated, and he or she needed she can have considered anything greater. nevertheless, she had not easy boots and it used to be an outstanding kick. The Queen shook her. “Why did you do this? ” she acknowledged. “Why won’t you do what I say? every body might be so chuffed if purely they’d do what I say!