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Chapter An Argument of Witches. Chapter The Shepherd's Crown. Chapter Peace. Epilogue: A Whisper on the Chalk. Afterword. Acknowledgements. business when you're trying to impress. The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett . #ShepherdsCrown. 4 subiecte.info 5. 05/08/ The Shepherd's Crown. Sir Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, which features the witch Tiffany Aching. Buy Now. Harper Collins (US). Synopsis.
The world turns, magic moves on, science has finally found its place on the Disc and from there we all know that magic and wonder and fantasy becomes insignificant in the face of machinery and progress and reality. More Details Good, honest hard work and community often triumphs over privilege and excess on the Discworld and the Tiffany Aching books are fertile ground for this theme. Aug 26, Nisha-Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm bereft. It's a book about death, but also about new life. He is, I fear, slightly wrong:
Delightful adventure, and something that is a very familiar theme also happens, as it always happens in these Discworld books People who don't belong in professions start showing up and demanding to do something that they shouldn't be fit to do. I mean, sure, a girl did it with the Wizards and that seemed to work out all right, but a BOY?
No Way. And then there's that whole thing with the elves facing off with an epic battle against the denizens of the land, with wee men and witches squaring off against the mean glamourists And can you believe he's pretty decent on a broom?
A satisfying end? With a delightful sense of wonder and humor and nostalgia? Why yes, it did come to that. View all 21 comments. Oct 03, Miyu rated it it was amazing. New Tiffany Aching and here I thought "I shall wear midnight" was the last one View all 12 comments. Aug 28, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Upon the death of Granny Weatherwax, the elves seek to invade the realms of man once again. Can Tiffany Aching rally the other witches of Lancre and The Chalk and protect her two steadings and the rest of the world?
Here we are, the book Terry Pratchett was refining when Death finally showed up to claim him. As a result, it doesn't quite feel finished but it was enjoyable just the same. The Shepherd's Crown is a Upon the death of Granny Weatherwax, the elves seek to invade the realms of man once again.
The Shepherd's Crown is a tale of acceptance and changing times, much like many of the later Discworld books. A male witch? Humans living alongside goblins? Elves trying to invade a world moving into an age of iron and rails?
Discworld goes out with a bang when Granny Weatherwax dies in the first few pages and the elves seek to take advantage of the power vacuum. Tiffany has to deal with being Granny's successor, herding the other witches, and deal with Geoffrey, who may in fact be the first male witch on the Disc, all the while contending with massing elves and their fallen queen, Nightshade.
Like I mentioned, Pratchett was working on this book when he passed and, as a result, it doesn't feel finished. While the standard wit and wisdom of Discworld is there, it's a little thin and feels unrefined. Still, I found many parts hilarious and others touching, par for the course for a Discworld book. While I've enjoyed many Discworld books more, the final tale of Tiffany Aching and the Disc was quite satisfying. I'll miss you, Terry.
Four out of five stars. View 2 comments. If you are new to Discworld or Terry, don't start with this one. He was very ill and this was, I think it's safe to say, not written well, but by Jingo it was told well.
The story, the characters, the sadness and the happiness, all have their place here and indeed on Earth. It was probably the most perfect ending, but it was bittersweet and I shall never quite get over it.
View 1 comment. Sep 01, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. This is really a four star book but I am giving it five anyway because it was his last and because he was a wonderful author who gave me an incredible amount of enjoyment over the years. I think the Discworld series ran to 41 books, all of them brilliant.
So sad it is all over but he has left a great legacy for us to remember him by and I will certainly read those 41 books again! View all 4 comments. En fin, para ello ver las 5 estrellas que le he enchufado: View all 14 comments. Aug 26, Nisha-Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: This book did not work for me. It took me nearly twenty per cent to realise why. I couldn't hear Pratchett in the prose. There were far too many repetitions, far too much exposition. The dialect was heavyhanded and not true to the other books.
Tiffany was nowhere as clearly cut as I've known her. It felt like someone was very carefully trying to write a Terry Pratchett novel. Like the better calibre of fan fiction but not quite there. Only twice did the authentic fire of Pratchett burn through No. Only twice did the authentic fire of Pratchett burn through.
And then right towards the end, a moment of heartbreaking beauty like he did so well. Rob Wilkins says in the afterword that yes, Terry did write this all. I will believe that. He also says that Terry would have kept working on it, kept adding and connecting and deepening and streamlining. Perhaps that would have fixed and fleshed out all this book could have been.
Especially Tiffany and Preston. And Esk and her son whom I was so hoping would turn out to be Geoffrey but no. There was so much gender discourse in this book but again not fully developed and explored as it would have been in other circumstances. And it did occur to me how eerily Pratchett seemed to be counselling us about his own death, guiding us through the grieving process for him. That comforted and hurt me at the same time. I'm glad we got this plot.
But I grieve the lack of characterisation and depth, everything I love so much about Pratchett's writing. The embuggerance in its inexorable silence. Sep 01, Lindsay rated it it was amazing. Ignore the star rating. Like many other people reading the last book of a deeply loved and missed author, objectivity is impossible.
Tiffany Aching comes full circle, taking on the elves again, but this time as the leader of the Discworld's witches instead of as the newest. But she has allies.
The last couple of books of Pratchett's have been sad, both in terms of being obvious goodbyes to his world and characters, and the obvious diminishing of his craft. The ideas are still there, and much of th Ignore the star rating. The ideas are still there, and much of the humor, but the writing is like someone described a Pratchett novel to another writer.
But while it's sad, I don't care. Most of these latter novels have been an unexpected gift, and I'd rather have them than not. Jan 18, Rachel Kalanadi rated it really liked it Shelves: After finishing this, I caught myself thinking about the next Discworld book So many more stories that will never be told, and it makes me ache. I've spent half my life reading Discworld books. The Shepherd's Crown is a good farewell. It's not as strong or polished as it could have been let's not talk about could have beens , but it has the feel and the flavor of Tiffany Aching, the Chalk, Nac Mac Feegle, and Granny Weatherwax in its bones.
Jul 05, Jennie Rigg rated it really liked it. I can't be coherent about this. I just can't. I cried so hard between pages 37 and 41 that I had to put the book down and go do something else. It's not perfect, and if you read the afterword you'll understand why: I do like the way Pratchett, as he always has, acknowledges that most people perceive gender essentialism as normal and natural while absolutely celebrating those of us who don't.
Pratc I can't be coherent about this. Pratchett has always been political with a small p and this book is no exception, but some of the ideas are not as elegantly expressed as we are used to.
All that said: This also feels emotionally right as a last ever Discworld book. It's just I've been reading Pratchett for over 25 years and I haven't - can't - come close to accepting that he's gone yet. Mar 12, Lauren Deaner marked it as to-read. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Part of me is crazy excited over the fact that there's another Tiffany book, and the other part is just confused and worried because I Shall Wear Midnight was such a perfect ending.
Aug 27, Andrea added it Shelves: The Shepherd's Crown brings to a close both Tiffany Aching's witch arc, and the Discworld as a whole. Like Raising Steam, it is about the arrival of a new era, and the fading of the old. Sadly, like Raising Steam, it is not Pterry at his height.
It starts powerfully, but the novel as a whole is a sketch, a half-finished painting, where events come and go without the emotional heights and depths that should accompany them.
Particularly the arc of Nightshade, which should have been an extremely pow The Shepherd's Crown brings to a close both Tiffany Aching's witch arc, and the Discworld as a whole. Particularly the arc of Nightshade, which should have been an extremely powerful one if there'd been more time and it had not been painted with such broad strokes.
But it still brings about the changing of the guard appropriately, and we can see the novel this was meant to be. There will never be another. But the Great A'Tuin swims onwards, and I am grateful for the journey. I discovered Discworld at age I used to read entire Pratchett novels in a day and burned through the series in no time. I was a Discworld fanatic. My love of the series continued through high school and into my 20s, though something had changed at the tu I discovered Discworld at age My love of the series continued through high school and into my 20s, though something had changed at the turn of the century: Terry Pratchett had become respectable.
The change began with The Amazing Maurice, which was anything but an amazing read. Still, Night Watch came out a year later, possibly the darkest Discworld book and a superb novel, and I thought things were back to normal. Discworld is a series divided into characters: Rincewind, The Witches, The City Watch, and Death all had recurring stories, even Moist von Lipwig had a couple of books, with the rest of the numbers being made up with occasional one-offs. Then, following Night Watch, came the worst addition to the Discworld ever: But evil is stirring in the other realm as the Elves decide to reassert their power over the humans — the witches must unite to stop the invasion!
Discworld witches are sort of like country doctors and Tiffany spends most of her time zooming from farmhouse to farmhouse birthing babies, healing wounds, looking after sick animals, etc. Ah, well. I suppose the events at the start felt appropriately gloomy enough for a last book.
Gods bless, Sir Terry. To protect the land.
Her land. There will be a reckoning. Discussion Questions 1. How is being a witch defined in terms of gender roles? How do both Geoffrey and Tiffany challenge those roles? Discuss how aptly this quote and its reiteration on p.
Poignant in its own right, the dialogue takes on additional emotional resonance due to the recent passing of Terry Pratchett.
What is the measure of a life well lived? Granny Weatherwax said to me as you is the one whos to deal with the future. An bein young means youve got a lot of future p. Do youth and inexperience preclude leadership? Your sons your son until he takes a wife, but. Does this statement ring true? What is the true value of a daughter?
I want to do it my way. Not how the other witches think it should be done. I cant be Granny Weatherwax for them. I can only be me, Tiffany Aching p. How does Tiffany come into her own?
Crying babies began to gurgle instead of howl, grown-ups stopped arguing, and the mothers became more peaceful and took his advice p. How does this ability serve him as a witch? What other qualities are necessary? And Im good at it. I cant not do it p. Can Tiffany eventually juggle both a career and a family? Our skills, you will find, could be our jailers p. How do our talents and abilities dictate the course of our lives?
Discussion Questions continued Does power corrupt us? 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.