Another Witches Book?

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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:39 pm

I've said before, but i still think the Bit in I shall wear midnight with Esk was a set up for another story. it just didn't feel like something just thrown in to please the Esk fans wondering what happened to her. whether that could be a witch, or wizard book is another matter.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:40 pm

I take your point, but I feel as though the Witches and Tiffany arcs have been wrapped up. I'm not convinved Unseen Academicals did the same for the Wizards, though, so perhaps there'll be another Wizards book. After all, even though Equal Rites starred Granny Weatherwax, it was set largely at UU.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby =Tamar » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:04 pm

OrangeEyebrows wrote:I take your point, but I feel as though the Witches and Tiffany arcs have been wrapped up. I'm not convinced Unseen Academicals did the same for the Wizards, though, so perhaps there'll be another Wizards book. After all, even though Equal Rites starred Granny Weatherwax, it was set largely at UU.


As I remember it,Tiffany was always set for four books. Now that she's officially an adult (adulthood is rather younger on the Disc than in Roundworld), any further books about her would be adult Witch books. There may or may not be any more about her, but it's unlikely.

I think Unseen Academicals need not be the last Wizards story; there is some potential conflict in the Dean's new university, and the question of who might or might not be promoted to his old place at UU. This "voluntary leaving" bit is new for UU, and they may not have a system to deal with it. They kept Rincewind's old room when he was away for years, but I think Windle Poons had to turf somebody out of his when he returned unexpectedly. Not to mention it might be dangerous to try to take over a room formerly occupied by the former Dean.

On the other hand, Ponder and Ridcully seem to have come to an unspoken understanding.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:35 pm

It was the Dean that took over Poon's room :lol:

on adulthood on the disc. i think thats more a rural thing. Most rural people (in my view) tend to have a different view on what constitutes being an adult then us city folk with our completely arbitrary number systems which seem have been set up "just because".
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:32 am

=Tamar wrote:On the other hand, Ponder and Ridcully seem to have come to an unspoken understanding.


Oh, absolutely! "I didn't ask." Just perfect, understated and wonderful.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby n4nny0gg » Sun May 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Hi everyone!.ive just finished reading all the witches books including tiffany aching. I just dont know where to go next and feel quite sad ive finished them :/ nanny oggs my favourite by far :)
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 12, 2013 2:56 pm

Nanny, Have you read the short story about the witches - The Sea and Little Fishes? :)

Maybe you would like to try the Guards books next? :)
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby n4nny0gg » Sun May 12, 2013 3:41 pm

Thankyou i will look for that book now :) Yes i have been recommended the guards,Im hoping these books are as good as the witches or better if thats possible :)
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby =Tamar » Mon May 13, 2013 7:36 pm

n4nny0gg wrote:Thank you i will look for that book now :) Yes i have been recommended the guards, I'm hoping these books are as good as the witches or better if that's possible :)

They have Sybil, Angua, Cheery... I think you may like them.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby jersenkaty » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:25 am

This is something that I am hoping to see for next year!!! Witches book really suits my taste buds!
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby simmonds91 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:37 am

How about, and i know this is a crazy thought... a book about the coming death of granny weatherwax? The old witches have been getting on a bit now, esk is grown up and the tiffany books span 7 years... perhaps we can see how she prepares for the coming end? maybe take a glimpse at her childhood as she reminices (more in depth than we saw in witches abroad) and it would be interesting to see who takes over her cottage, especially when her hat alone is treated like the british crown by the younger witches. More than anything though id like a continuation to esks story at the least, as i recall the last we saw of her she went to save her child from something or other and that just begs another story.

As for the wizards, there is a lot of... potential(?). who gets the deans room? will there be a war between the two universities perhaps? will rincewind return to xxxx and settle down with that girl? (now that i doubt, but still...). I think the wizard books are probably the funniest of TPratchetts novels and there is a lot of openness about them, they can either carry on or end which unlike the aching series (doesn't need another book) or esks story (is very open ended and would bug me for eternity if it didn't get another book) there isn't any pressure, there is a lot of freedom with them.

id also like to know what happened to nutt (also uberwalds history and present come to that, its a very mysterious place, i was very intrigued regarding the old war with nutts... less intelligent kind)
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby JohnnyBGlod » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I remember once telling someone that I loved Dick books. :oops:

After that I made sure to say books by Philip K Dick. :lol:


I used to be a Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub member and they called asking me which authors i'd like to see in future catalogues. Similarly to to you i said i'd like Moorcock, much to the amusement of my family.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:10 pm

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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby TheAnts » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:04 pm

simmonds91 wrote: More than anything though id like a continuation to esks story at the least, as i recall the last we saw of her she went to save her child from something or other and that just begs another story.


I don't remember that? Was that in Midnight, or in a short somewhere?

It looks like for years people were asking about Esk and he didn't want to take that on, he said it was because he now had Tiffany, but people like me wanted to know about the adult Esk, not the 9-year-old Esk.

I thought it would probably involve bicycles, but they hadn't been invented yet. Looks like now they have :mrgreen:

But he's freed her up from the UU now, which might give him room for new ideas. The Wiz stuff is the slapstick side of Diskworld, so dealing with something almost-serious like women at the UU wasn't going to happen beyond the Mrs Whitlow level.
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Re: Another Witches Book?

Postby TheAnts » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:10 pm

raptornx01 wrote: ... it just didn't feel like something just thrown in to please the Esk fans wondering what happened to her.


That's exactly what it felt like to me! I will never forget her emerging from the rubbish tip just outside the Unseen University. To these old eyes not so much a "subtext" as a "subterraniantext"! I liked the bit about the hairstyle, though. Felt a bit like Jane Goodall. I hope she kept in touch with the Librarin :D
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