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The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld, Book 41) (UK Edition)

By Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Simpson

This booklet version contains an specific remark at the Witches of Discworld, written by means of Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld.


Deep within the Chalk, anything is stirring. The owls and the foxes can experience it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An previous enemy is accumulating strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, previous pals and new, a blurring of edges and a moving of energy. Now Tiffany stands among the sunshine and the darkish, the nice and the bad.

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany needs to summon the entire witches to face together with her. to guard the land. Her land.

There could be a reckoning . . .


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Sneered the Queen. ‘I provide you with goblins cash, you wor—’ She paused as she observed the goblin’s hand flow into his pocket. might the terrible little creature rather be bringing iron into her global? Iron – a poor substance for any of the fairy folks. Painful. damaging. It blinded, deafened, made an elf consider extra by myself than any human may ever think. She accomplished her sentence with gritted tooth. ‘Worthy creature. ’ ‘Gold as melts away as solar rises,’ acknowledged the goblin. ‘They – we – will get actual cash now. I simply desires goblins to stay goblins.

If I wasn’t a witch, I’d nonetheless simply be deliberating boyfriends. ’ Nanny Ogg virtually jumped on her. ‘You’re no longer too young,’ she stated. ‘Years ain’t what’s very important right here. Granny Weatherwax stated to me as you is the single who’s to accommodate the longer term. An’ bein’ younger capacity you’ve bought loads of destiny. ’ She sniffed. ‘Lot more’n me, that’s evidently. ’ ‘But that’s now not the way it works,’ Tiffany stated. ‘It should be a senior witch. It needs to be. ’ yet her moment suggestions then leaped up in her head, difficult her. Why?

My Betsy tells me what i'm to devour and whilst and the place, and if we're jointly, she fusses round me like an outdated rooster. It’s like being a child. ’ ‘Oh, I know,’ acknowledged Captain Makepeace. ‘My Sally is incredible and that i understands i might be misplaced with no her yet, good, positioned it like this: i used to be a guy as soon as in control of many different males, and while the elements used to be fearsomely undesirable, i'd be up there with the intention that we didn’t founder since it used to be my task and that i was once the captain. ’ He regarded round, seeing nods from the others, after which stated on to Geoffrey, ‘And better of all, younger guy, i used to be a guy.

While i'll shrivel your middle inside of you with only a be aware? Or have you ever dropped the place you stand? ’ She gestured to the guards status prepared with their crossbows aimed toward the goblin. ‘I isn't any trojan horse for you, Queenie. i've got the swarf. Tiny bits of metal which could drift within the air. yet I is the following to carry information. A caution. Of the Lathe the Swarf nonetheless has fancy for the previous days. I loves to see people squirm. loves to see you fairy people stirring issues up, I does. a few goblins thinks as I does, yet now not such a lot of now.

Magrat laughed. ‘Rob anyone, you're a conflict all on your own, guy! Welcome to the palace yet please don’t drink every little thing. no less than, no longer until eventually we've received the battle. ’ ‘Now ye are conversing, lassie – I suggest, your queenship. the place there’s a conflict there’s a Nac Mac Feegle. ’ there has been a barrage of cries of ‘Crivens’ from the extended family and Rob anyone shouted, ‘Aye, get ’em doon, and the kickin’ begins. ’ there has been one other cheer then and large Yan jumped up and shouted, ‘Ye might want to tak’ word, ye weans. We dinnae say definite tae Mister Finesse, yet we jes’ kick ’em.

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