Lords and Ladies Author:Terry Pratchett Crop circles upset people--even people who don't understand the significance of the phenomenon. Being witches, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg understood its significance quite well, and the rash of flat spots in fields and gardens all around the kingdom of Lancre upset them to no end. Crop circles could be dangerous, particularly if one occurre... more »d within the Dancers.
The Dancers were a ring of ancient stones--the sort of place Druids might have built, except Druids had had nothing to do with these. They'd come screaming out of the sky thousands of years ago, smashed into the ground and were dug up by dwarfs, who loved them for their iron content.
The stones were unimpressive as such things go--only about man-height and lacking in dark stains from primitive blood sacrifices. Just the same, it was wise to avoid them, as Granny had learned when she was just a young aspiring witch. Because they guarded a portal between the Discworld and the realm of some really nasty beings: the Fair Folk...the Shining Ones...the Lords and Ladies... You know, elves (but one shouldn't say that word aloud).
The problem was, some upstart local girls had started their own little coven while the real witches were abroad. They'd been dressing unbecomingly in black and dabbling in spells and dancing around the stones at midnight--thereby weakening the barrier. So now it's up to Granny to tidy up the magical mess before the, er, Gentry return. That is, it's up to Granny, with the help of her friends, plus an old childhood sweetheart and assorted volunteers from the Unseen University--all of whom could very well botch things up even worse.« less