Discworld children's novel
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Imagine a million
clever rats. Rats that don't run. Rats that fight...
Maurice, a scruffy tomcat with an eye for the main chance,
has the perfect fiddle going. He has a stupid-looking kid for a
piper, and he has his very own plague of rats - rats who are strangely
educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as 'lunch'. And
everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers - and is giving
him lots of money...
Until they try the trick in the far-flung town of Bad
Blintz, and the nice little con suddenly goes down the drain.
Someone there is playing a different tune. A dark, shadowy
tune. Something very, very bad is waiting in the cellars. The rats
must learn a new word.
It's not a game any more.
It's definitely a rat-eat-rat world down there. In fact,
that might only be the start...
The Wee Free Men
on the Aching farm -- a monster in the river, a headless horseman
in the driveway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And
now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen
of the Fairies (although Tiffany doesn't think this is entirely
a bad thing).
Tiffany's got to get him back. To help her, she ha a
weapon (a frying pan), her granny's magic book (well, _Diseases
of the Sheep_, actually) and --
'Crivens! Whut aboot us ye daftie!'
-- oh yes. She's also got the Nac Mac Feegle, the Wee
Free Men, the fightin', thievin', tiny blue-skinned pictsies who
were thrown out of Fairyland for being Drunk and Disorderly...
A wise, witty and wonderfully inventive adventure set
on the Discworld.
A Hat Full of Sky
A real witch can
ride a broomstick, cast spells and make a proper shamble out of nothing.
Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching can't.
A real witch never casually steps out of her body,
leaving it empty.
And there's something just waiting for a handy body to
take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die.
Now she's got to fight back and learn to be a real
witch really quickly, with the help of arch-witch Mistress Weatherwax
and the truly amazing Miss Level...
-- "Crivens! And us!"
Oh, yes. And the Nac Mac Feegle -- the rowdiest, toughest,
smelliest bunch of fairies ever to be thrown out of Fairyland for being
drunk at two in the afternoon. They'll fight anything.
And even they might not be enough...
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 none 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' ...
When I Am Old I Shall Wear Midnight