Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake . . .
And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit . . . cool.
And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting your chores. So Tiffany must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath -
Oh, yes, and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles - whether she wants it or not.
But if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime . . .
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Pratchett's one-liners, the comic dialogue of the Feegles, the satire about teenagers and the credulousness of the ordinary folk make for a characteristically entertaining mix. - Sunday Times
Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters - Independent on Sunday
Terry Pratchett kicks the bejaysus out of JK Rowling...If you haven't read Pratchett before then give yourself a treat and buy this book. - In Dublin
Exhuberant energy and humour... - Children's Bookseller
Sure to be as popular with both children and adults as all his other books. - Croydon Advertiser
Wintersmith is not written and does not read as a 'young adult' book, and succeeds all the more for that. Very enjoyable. - Dreamwatch
[The Discworld books] have retained the lively wit, sly wisdom and compelling narratives - Leicester Mercury
...Pratchett's usual mix of uproarious comedy and deceptively serious thought... - Southern Daily Echo
He's probably the funniest writer in English today....great themes with huge doses of comedy. - South Wales Evening Post
...bookshelves everywhere would be poorer without the Discworld. - The Western Mail
Funny and winning as ever. - Nottingham Evening Post
...charming in every sense of the word. Beautifully written and at times highly comic, it is an extraordinary achievement... - Books for Keeps
...crackles with energy and humour. - Leicester Mercury
A new Terry Pratchett is always a big event and true-to-form Wintersmith is crackling with energy and humour. - Greenock Telegraph
Pratchett fans would love to find this under the Christmas tree. - Newbury Weekly News
...a delightful tale... - The Lady
...wonderfully inventive... - Liverpool Echo
This is a really good book! - Teen Titles
Wintersmith is an entertaining mix of comic characters, clever diaogue and great atmosphere. It is a witty fantasy read with heights of imaginative writing that few authors can reach. There is real magic at work in Wintersmith. - Sunday Morning Post
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today.He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the latest, no. 31, is Making Money. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 55 million, and they have been translated into 34 languages. Terry Pratchett was appointed OBE in 1998.