The Shepherd's Crown : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....
The Final Discworld Novel

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:'( it's the last one!

Can't believe it is over. I will just have to keep going back to all my favourites! GNU STP
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- Katherine

Sad & elegiac but also funny because, of course...

I'm not entirely sure I can review this without becoming emotional. The whole book has an elegiac feel but Terry's humane vision shines throughout. Chapter 2 had me in floods of tears as a beloved character prepares for DEATH to pay one last visit. It's impossible not to feel this is Terry himself and, oh dear, I've set myself off again.

Anyway - I love Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegles but the book also contains call backs to other books - particularly Lords and Ladies (one of my favourites). I'm so glad Magrat gets to channel Queen Ynci again.

Rob Wilkins explains in the afterword that it's not quite as finished as Terry wanted but I honestly don't think you can tell. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job narrating, as ever.

We were so lucky to have had Terry to show us our world and our better selves with wild imagination and laughter that never really hides his righteous anger.

I suppose you could read this without reading any of the other Tiffany Aching or witch books but why would you deny yourself the pleasure of getting to know this world and these characters.

Obviously the last words should go to DEATH, "WE ARE ALL FLOATING IN THE WINDS OF TIME … AND YOU HAVE LEFT THE WORLD MUCH BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT, AND IF YOU ASK ME, NOBODY COULD DO ANY BETTER THAN THAT." Indeed.
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- Beccameriel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks