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Read online Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4) i Susan had never hung up a stocking She d never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up It wasn t that her parents didn t believe in such things They didn t i need i to believe in them They know they existed They just wished they didn t i .

There are those who believe and those who don t Through the ages superstition has had its uses Nowhere more so than in the Discworld where it s helped to maintain the status quo Anything that undermines superstition has to be viewed with some caution There may be consequences particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning When those consequences turn out to be the end of the world you need to be prepared You might even want more standing between you and oblivion than a mere slip of a girl even if she has looked Death in the face on numerous occasions by Terry Pratchett

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Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4)
Title:Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4)
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Number of Pages:432
Category:Humor, Comedy
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Here there be dragons and the denizens of Ankh Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came Long believed extinct a superb specimen of i draco nobilis i noble dragon for those who don t understand italics has appeared in Discworld s greatest city Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path in rather short order it is crowned King it is a i noble i dragon after all br br Meanwhile back at Unseen University an ancient and long forgotten volume i The Summoning of Dragons i is missing from the Library s shelves To the rescue come Captain Vimes Constable Carrot and the rest of the Night Watch who along with other brave citizens risk everything including a good roasting to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh Morpork before it s burned to a crisp A rare tale well done as only Terry Pratchett can, Just because you can t explain it doesn t mean it s a miracle Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who come in all shapes and sizes In such a competitive environment there is a pressing need to make one s presence felt And it s certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form of a tortoise a manifestation far below god like status in anyone s book In such instances you need an acolyte and fast Preferably one who won t ask too many questions, Terry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl Hiaasen br br In this Discworld installment Death comes to Mort with an offer he can t refuse especially since being well dead isn t compulsory As Death s apprentice he ll have free board and lodging use of the company horse and he won t need time off for family funerals The position is everything Mort thought he d ever wanted until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life, Arch swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck dropping through a trapdoor and falling into a government job br br By all rights Moist should have met his maker Instead it s Lord Vetinari supreme ruler of Ankh Morpork who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster Since his only other option is a nonliving one Moist accepts the position and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely br br Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again however may be a near impossible task what with literally mountains of decades old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken down post office building and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable pin obsessed youth available to deliver it Worse still Moist could swear the mail is talking to him Worst of all it means taking on the gargantuan money hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head Mr Reacher Gilt br But it says on the building Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Glom of Nit Inspiring words admittedly some of the bronze letters have been stolen and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight And if the bold and impossible are what s called for he ll do it in order to move the mail continue breathing get the girl and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every human being not to mention troll dwarf and yes even golem requires hope