Reviewed by Catherine Joyce
Despite being an avid reader I have never read any of Terry Pratchett’s books before so I was quite interested to see what Witches Abroad would be like. As it is the 12thbook in the Discworld series, and my first journey into the Discworld novels I wasn’t initially sure if I would be able to follow the story fully without having the read the previous books. Luckily this proved not to be the case and having read the book I am looking forward to starting at the beginning of the series!
When I am choosing a book to buy I always look at the cover first. Witches Abroad has an interesting cover with comical witches on the front and it was quite obvious that this would be a humorous book. After reading the paragraph on the back that gives you a taste of what the book is going to be like I decided that whilst the book sounded completely different to anything I normally read, the combination of witches and fairy tales would make it a fun read.
I really enjoyed the book and even found myself laughing out loud in some parts, much to the confusion of my family! The pace was good and despite having not read any of the previous books I quickly got to grips with the characters. My favourite parts have to be Nanny Ogg’s fantastic postcards home; they are just so funny to read.
Overall this was a great book and one I have already recommended to other people.
RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £8.99 (Paperback) / £3.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.