Terry Pratchett’s Discworld consists of a vast web of brilliant novels, and the Wee Free Men series sits proudly amongst these ranks. Wee Free Men and it’s following books in the series, consist of the YA entries into the Discworld universe and are fantastic additions to this complex universe.
If you have a chance to pick up the illustrated edition, by Stephen Player, take it. Wee Free Men is a story heightened by gorgeous colour illustrations and wonderfully fun style layouts.
From the blurb;
‘There’s trouble on the Aching farm – a monster in the river, a headless horseman in the lane and nightmares coming down from the hills. Then Tiffany Aching’s little brother is stolen away.
Tiffany’s got to get him back. She has a weapon (a frying pan), her granny’s magic book (well, Diseases of the Sheep, actually) and, she’s got the Nac Mac Feegle – the fighting, thieving, blue-skinned little pictsies known as the Wee Free Men.’
Pratchett’s writing style is beautiful as ever in this YA novel. His humour lighting up this world while his imagination is unbound by the adventures of Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle through the land of Fairy.
As Tiffany discovers her witchy powers and adjusts to her new place in the world thanks to them adventure pours forth from the page and carries the reader away on a fantastical journey.
Stephen Player brings this story to life with his wonderful illustrations and brings a new level of beautiful to this already brilliant story.
A book to read again and again. Do not miss out on treating yourself to this fantastic version of Terry Pratchett’s classic Wee Free Men.
We Give The Illustrated Wee Free Men Five Stars ISBN – 978-0-385-61254-8 Hardback cover price - £14.99 Published by Doubleday