The 2nd book in the Tiffany Aching sequence. I think another reason I like these books is that they seem just a little bit darker than most other Discworld stories. Tiffany is among the youngest of Pratchett’s protagonists but she has to deal with some pretty scary stuff.
This time it’s an unkillable creature who possesses the minds of powerful, talented people…and drives them to insanity and death!
As well as Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle, this books features the mighty Mistress Esme Weatherwax – il capo dei capi of the Ramtop witches (not that witches have leaders!). There’s drama, suspense and tragedy but also humour and heart. A good read.