A Hat Full of Sky
Posted by nliakos on September 3, 2011
by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins 2004)
This is my first Discworld series novel and my first Terry Pratchett. I enjoyed it, despite wishing I had started with The Color of Magic, which is the first in the series. (I prefer to read series in order.) It tells the story of eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching (I wonder: aching, like my head is aching? Or ATCHing? or uhCHING?), going to study witchcraft under the tutelage of Miss Level (a witch who happens to have two bodies), who is invaded by something called a hiver (I kept wanting to pronounce it eeVEHR, like the French word for winter) and must fight for her life, with the help of other witches and a bunch of little blue fairies called the Nac Mac Feegle. Said like that, it doesn’t sound very good, but I did enjoy it. It was a quick read. I might look for others in the series, but not right away.