Book Review – The Shepherd’s Crown

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett (DoubleDay) ISBN 9780857534811

While still funny and still light-hearted, this book will have fans feeling strongly about the loss of not just their favourite world and its characters but how perfectly Pratchett managed to end his story. It is probably not a book to read in public or at least without a good supply of tissues.

As with Raising Steam this book revisits the remaining characters in Pratchett’s Young Reader Discworld novels and ties up loose ends. We follow the witches of Lancre and Tiffany on our last adventure together with the terrifying elves and the brave pictsies of the Nac Mac Feegle clan down dark paths once again.

Deeply satisfying and horribly final this book has to be read by anyone who has been affected by the miracle that was Pratchett and his Discworld.

Christopher Dean

Posted on: 30th January 2016