I Shall Wear Midnight

I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett This is the latest of Pratchett's novels to focus on Tiffany Aching, who is now a 16-year-old witch -- and still the youngest of the lot. A far darker outing than the previous books featuring Tiffany, the story begins with a father beating his daughter within an inch of her life and the young witch having to deal with the matter.The always charming Nac Mac Feegle follow Tiffany everywhere, and they help her with this matter (and many others) throughout the book. Other conflicts include Tiffany's former boyfriend, the young Baron Roland, preparing to marry Letitia -- while the town experiences an upswing in anti-witch sentiment and Tiffany finds herself blamed for many incidents in which she is either not responsible or had no part at all.In the end everything tidies up, but there are some difficult scenes and issues managed. Younger readers are advised accordingly.