I just finished the new Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky. One of the most greatest things my in-laws ever did was introduce me to Pratchett, which among my father-and sister-in-law is a minor obsession.
Pratchett is best-known for his Discworld series, a two dozen-or-so assortment of books that take place on (take a wild guess!) Discworld. It’s as well-realized a world as anything you’ll find in CS Lewis, Anne McCaffrey, Dan Simmons, or Tolkien, plus Pratchett is extremely funny. A Hat Full of Sky is one of several books he’s written for young adults, but they’re still characteristically Pratchett: smart, funny, and amazingly well-constructed.
Now back to the last 50 pages of The Confusion.