The Shepherd's Crown (Tiffany Aching #5, Discworld #41)
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...This is the Final Discworld Novel.
Sir Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, which features the witch Tiffany Aching.
Shortlisted for Bookseller Industry Awards Children's Book of the Year 2016.
"This isn't just a great Discworld book, it's extraordinary ... A magnificent sign-off." -- Kat Brown Daily Telegraph "From the shadow of dementia, a brilliant novel shines: Terry Pratchett's last book is a funny, fearless farewell ... This is a book worth reading twice in quick succession." -- Christopher Stevens Daily Mail "A joyful sign-off from a master of fantasy fiction ... High-octane literary enjoyment." -- Nicholas Tucker Independent "Terry Pratchett was never so witty, direct and generous as in this, his final Discworld novel." -- Amanda Craig Guardian "The Shepherd's Crown is a sometimes sad, often funny and eminently suitable testament to the life and career of Terry Pratchett." -- David Barnett Independent
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.