The Shepherd's Crown, Hardback Book

The Shepherd's Crown Hardback

Illustrated by Paul Kidby

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780857534811

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My last ever new Discworld novel. I've had the audiobook for a while, but have been sitting on it a little. Partly to save up the experience, and partly due to fear of disappointment. The last few Discworld books haven't really hit the spot for me - things have been getting formulaic, some previously great characters seem to be echos of their former selves. There are still flashes of brilliance, but it hasn't been quite the same.And I did enjoy this one - which, as noted, was not as finished as it would have been had Sir Terry been able to keep writing a little longer. But it was great to hear the story of Esme Weatherwax be tied up, and have the references to many of the other witches who I thought we'd never see again. And it wasn't perfect, but it was enjoyable (and certainly more memorable than Snuff).