Sunday, August 29, 2010

Almost release time for I Shall Wear Midnight!!

We are getting close! I Shall Wear Midnight will be released on September 2nd in the UK. Sir Terry will be signing copies at a bookshop, so that's a good indication of his continued intact mind.

I just attempted to get I Shall Wear Midnight delivered to my Kindle from Amazon UK. Stinkers would not do it, so I must wait until September 28th. Stinking stinky effing stupid stinkers.

Oh wellieboots, here is the product description from Amazon US. It sounds wonderfully witch positive:

Product Description

It starts with whispers.
Then someone picks up a stone.
Finally, the fires begin.
When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .
Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren’t sparkly, aren’t fun, don’t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.
But someone—or something—is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root—before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.
Chilling drama combines with laugh out-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the world’s most popular authors. his novels about the fantastical flat planet Discworld have sold more than 65 million copies, and in 2009 he was knighted for “services to literature.”
Sir Terry’s highly praised novels for children have won such honors as the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Young Adult Literature, a Printz Honor, and Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal.
He lives in England with his wife and many cats. (End of Amazon material)

Cannot wait for the 28th! It does give me the opportunity to re-read the previous three Tiffany Aching novels, though, which can only add to the experience. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I Shall Wear Midnight Covers

It seems that I Shall Wear Midnight is coming in the Fall! Here are some of the varieties of the cover art.

I read a bit from Sir Terry at Paul Kidby's site. He sounds quite normal & is started on an adult Discworld novel featuring Sam Vimes.