The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

The Shepherd's Crown

By Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 118 Ratings


Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.


Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.

There will be a reckoning. . . .



  • Not PTerry's best, but a fitting end

    By zenfrodo
    Granny Weatherwax moves on, Tiffany has to step into Granny's shoes, a boy runs away with his goat to become a witch...oh, and those pesky elves are invading again. This book (like "Raising Steam" before it) shows the very heavy hand of whoever was helping Pratchett write, as his Alzheimer's worsened. The style doesn't read like Pratchett at all; it sounds stiff and formal, the dialogue stuffy and heavy-handed. There's very little of Terry's trademark humor and wit here. Still, it's a decent read -- far better than Steam-- and with the death of Granny, a fitting epitaph to Pratchett's life.
  • This is NOT Sir Terry Pratchett

    By Fail and flop
    There is no way this is, in any part, the work of Terry Pratchett. This is the ramblings of greed. A want to be who does not understand the first thing of Discworld or it's inhabitants. A washed out shadow world, lacking any connection. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Terry Pratchett. Every line, every story, every character has meaning. I have read each of his books multiple times. This is a sad eulogy that is a smack in the face to all that is the legacy of Terry Pratchett. It reads like a fly over missing the flow and depths of any true Pratchett novel. I understand not wanting something so beautiful and precious to fade or come to an end, but don't try to sell a yellow painted brick as gold. You are no alchemist. And let's face it your counterfeiting skill are atrocious.
  • Reads like an unfinished first draft

    By Blorbyee
    This book never should have been released. Terry Pratchett is my favorite author and I have read everything that he has written. If you told me that this book was written by a different person I would believe you. It does not read like a Terry Pratchett book, in fact it reads like and imposter who had a vague idea of Terry Pratchett writing style decided to write a knock off. This is a bad book and it's very disappointing. Worst of all, there was absolutely no reason for this book to be written. The Tiffany Aching storyline had been wrapped up nicely to end the series. There was absolutely no reason to write this book and the fact that somebody decided to publish this book is a travesty. If you are as much a fan of Terry Pratchett as I am do yourself a favor and do not read this book. I just want to repeat something, and we all know by this point that Pratchett's mental capabilities were probably failing him due to his Alzheimer's but I firmly believe that she did not write this book. I have read some of the Discworld novels Cover to cover over 20 times and I am absolutely familiar with his writing style and this is not it. This book reads like an imposter wrote it, and imposter with no idea how to write a book. Do yourself a favor and avoid this book.