Another literary masterpiece by my loved author Terry Pratchett, the Wee Free Men is a mixture of the usual Pratchett fantasy with some pretty weird dreams stuff that feel taken out of an a Lewis Carroll book (Through the Looking Glass, or Alice in Wonderland). And to top it all, we also have the Nac Mac Feegle, a race of war loving creatures that are simply hilarious.
The book tells the story of how a little but very smart girl from “the chalk” gets involved in a quest to save the world from evil monsters that come from some dreamland that is somehow connected to our reality. That is basically it, and I don’t know how to tell more without spoiling the fun.
What I really liked about the book are the lessons about good behavior, kindness and correctness that are thrown every couple of pages. How the people who do wrong are either punished or understand their mistake. This is something that I didn’t find in previous Pratchett books, and I kind of liked it, although IMHO the number of morals could be reduced a bit.
In conclusion, great book, great author, great fun!