Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett book review

Note: All my reviews are spoiler free!


Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And draws the attention of the Wintersmith himself.

As Tiffany-shaped snowflakes hammer down on the land, can Tiffany deal with the consequences of her actions? Even with the help of Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle — the fightin’, thievin’ pictsies who are prepared to lay down their lives for their “big wee hag.”

This is the third book of the Tiffany Aching series. So far, out of the three I’ve read, the first one, The wee free men, is my favourite.

Tiffany, the main character, just seems a little passive in this book, as if waiting for the events to happen to her rather than dealing with them.

I do love the plot though and the character’s are top marks. I love how character interacts with each other. Those little unspoken rules of living in a community. It’s so fascinating to read.

It’s beautifully written as always. I think many young girls will love and, perhaps, identify with Tiffany. I’m they’ll love following her as she grows up. I wish I’d have read these books back when growing up. Tiffany is a strong young girl and I think she could inspire others the same way.

The ending was a sucker punch to the gut. I don’t know why. Terry Pratchett has a way of writing ‘villains’ and I write it like that because they’re not really villains. They just see things differently and they’re not evil for evils sake. They have reasons and it’s heartbreaking that they’re the bad guys because you get why they’re doing what they do.

To sum up, great writing, passive main character, great plot

Was it worth the read? Yes

Would I re-read? Yes

Would I read this Author again? Yes

Flames: Flame 5 grey


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6 thoughts on “Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett book review

  1. MyBookJacket 03/04/2016 / 4:25 am

    I LOOOOVE this book. It was my first introduction to Pratchett and I’ve been dying to read the rest of his books since then. You’re right, I wish I had read this when I was little. Tiffany is so nice.

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  2. Kirstie Ellen 04/04/2016 / 11:01 am

    This is actually the only Terry Pratchett book that I’ve read and I remember thinking it was brilliant. I was actually thinking about this book in class today when we were talking about authors writing accents out in books – if I’m not mistaken he wrote out the Scottish/Irish accent of one of the characters? It’s been so long since I read this!

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    • Combustible reviews 04/04/2016 / 1:23 pm

      The Scottish accents of the feegles. It’s great fun reading them. You’ll love the rest of Tiffany Aching books. (Wintersmith is the 3rd) if you liked it. 🙂

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