The Shepherd's Crown will be Terry Pratchett's last Discworld novel

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Ever since Terry Pratchett’s death in March, there’s been some speculation as to whether or not the series would continue. Now, his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett has announced that his forthcoming novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, will be the final installment of the series.

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Pratchett confirmed that she, nor anyone else would be continuing the series on Twitter last week:

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The Shepherd’s Crown will be the 41st installment of the series, and is set to feature witch Tiffany Aching. It is set to be released on September 1st.

via The Guardian.

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DISCUSSION

These are strange times. Nobody thought for a minute to continue writing (as) Dickens after he passed on. Or Shakespeare. Or any of those people. Why should we expect this for Pratchett? Let’s wait and see what new wonderful things might emerge instead of holding on to greatnes that once was. It’s a million to one chance, so we’re going to be just fine.