The Shepherd's Crown: The Fifth Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #41)

The Shepherd's Crown: The Fifth Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #41)

by Terry Pratchett


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Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.


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. . . .


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062429988
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Discworld Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 36,343
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England


Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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The Shepherd's Crown: The Fifth Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #41) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Pingo00 More than 1 year ago
Loved it. The last book by T.P. and the Tiffany Aching series. Less philosophical than previous books, uncompromising, the characters may not end as you want (still thinking about Nightshade), yet still a fun reading. Sadly T.P. passed away a few months ago. I would have loved to read more about Susan Sto Helit and her GRANDFATHER, Maurice, the machinations of Patrician Vetinari and those in the magic world (specially witches).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a lovely book. The story, as usual is flawless! but I'm so sad that it is the last novel we will ever see written by such an incredible man...he is missed.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
Terry Prachett. What more do you need to know? It has been said that his manuscripts were usually wrenched from his hands in order to publish them. He wanted to keep adding to them. This last one works (and works well), but, with that in mind, I think he would have added more if he had had the time. Fleshed it out even further. None the less, it is a Prachett tour du force with much to say about the human condition.
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Do not read this review!
DebyFredericks More than 1 year ago
In some ways it's a sentimental read, as Sir Terry ties up a lot of ends in this final book of his life. Many characters make bows, the deserving receive their rewards, and the Mac Feegles get to lay out that kickin' they've been longing to do. At the same time, the author reviews his own past work and makes a few tweaks to bring it into contemporary times. We meet a young man who's clearly suited to be a Witch -- traditionally a feminine role. We see technology (steam trains, in this case) changing the faux-Medieval Discworld and re-arranging economic lines, as the formerly despised Goblins begin to make a place for themselves between the human and elfin worlds. Some who were evil attempt to find redemption. Tiffany even encounters the very modern scourge of never getting a day off from work. Despite all this, the book did feel scant. Though the story arcs reach a satisfying conclusion, the text is not as layered as Sir Terry's previous work. He simply didn't have time. Fans will still enjoy The Shepherd's Crown. Those who aren't familiar with Tiffany and the Discworld may not feel the full impact of this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A farewell salute to Discworld.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The death of Granny Weather wax is almost more profound then the death of Sir Terry Pratchet. Definitely the end of an era and a closing of a chapter. Very sad. We will all miss you Sir Terry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every thing the great man wrote in the last years of his life read like it belonged on a fanfiction blog.