Popsugar Reading Challenge category: A book with mythological creatures
The Shepherd's Crown, by Terry Pratchett
This is the last book of the Tiffany Aching series (and in fact the last Discworld book). There's a sense of coming full circle. In her first adventure, The Wee Free Men, Tiffany was a child up against the powerful Queen of the Fairies. Now Tiffany is a young woman coming into her full power as a witch, and the fairies are once again up to no good.
The fairies of Discworld are a cold, dangerous bunch. It's not that they hate humans; they simply regard humans as fit only for their entertainment. And if that means dancing them to death, or stealing their children, the fairies don't see a problem with that.
The story includes Tiffany dealing with the death of a character who's a longtime favorite in the series. We're also introduced to an appealing new character, Geoffrey, who wants to be Discworld's first male witch.
Whether it's fairies, disgruntled rival witches, or an opinionated goat, we see Tiffany stepping up to become a leader. It's a worthy farewell to her and to Discworld.