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Thursday 9 September 2010

Review: I Shall Wear Midnight

Title: I Shall Wear Midnight

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House, A$49.95RRP

Publication Date: 01/09/10

Format: Hard cover

ISBN: 9780385611077

For ages: 10-100

Type: Fantasy, Novel

About: Terry Pratchett doesn’t have a legion of fans for his Discworld series by accident. He is challenging and poetic and hilarious all at the same time, as well as being the skilful storyteller – tying several threads together around a central theme and keeping the reader entranced.

And this latest book for younger readers has all this and more. We follow the journey of a young witch, Tiffany, in the alternate world – a world where witches are still the norm, although feared more than revered.

But evil has been woken and Tiffany is the chosen one – she’s not happy about it but apparently she woke it so it lands in her lap to clean up her mess. Never fear – she is up to the task – and the journey she takes prepares her – in a real life, roundabout kind of way.

Pratchett’s characters, big and small, keep you amused, horrified and surprised and as with all magic, the surprises never end.

This book is available online