Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Title:  I Shall Wear Midnight
Author:  Terry Pratchett
Format:  Hardcover
Pages:  355
Genre:  Fantasy/Young Adult
Series #:  4 of 4
Read:  2010

Rating:  A-

Synopsis (from publisher):  It starts with whispers.  Then someone picks up a stone.  Finally, the fires begin.  When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone or something is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.

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The fourth book of the Tiffany Aching series, I Shall Wear Midnight, is an exciting story that grips you and keeps you reading.  Opening with an intense and heart-rending scene, the book immediately sets you up for the drama to follow.  Tiffany's foe here is perhaps the creepiest of any she's ever had to face, especially since he's infecting the thoughts of the people around him.

I loved this installment because of the romance element.  In the three previous books, Tiffany was too young for any real romance.  Now that she's older, she's ready for love, but not with the person we all believed she would end up marrying.  Instead, Roland is to marry someone else, and Tiffany must deal with the heartbreak and jealousy.

I Shall Wear Midnight isn't my favorite of the series, but it's a close second.  A-

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