Hogfather. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. It’s Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan. Hogfather (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil.

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He has other books that are better written, although I think you’d be hard pressed to find any mistakes here. Death as a character had already appeared in other Discworld titles, as had his granddaughter, Susan Sto-Helit.

Every year I read this. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions.

Trish You really can. Much obliged to you, friend: Edit Did Nogfather Know? Terry Pratchett himself had a brief cameo as the toy-maker. It is the book about origins, of sorts.


I enjoyed the hijinks at Unseen University more than I expected to. Dec 27, My first encounter with this idea was through a trilogy of Dungeons and Dragons novels.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. She crouched back, raising her forearm to cover her eyes. And then there is this wizard character, Ridcully, who has a lot of background history.


Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4) by Terry Pratchett

Edit Details Official Sites: Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A’Tuin. At the University, it is revealed by Hex that the wizards are accidentally creating Small Gods to compensate for the lack of belief in the Hogfather. I’m not sure the Auditors were strictly necessary to the plot, but maybe they figure elsewhere in Discworld novels I haven’t read yet. Needed it this year especially. Preview — Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.

Anyway, as you can probably guess from the above paragraph, this is a book about Christmas — sort of. This is my second Pratchett book and I hope I find one that I end up loving. Even though I am a Christian, it really annoys me when people try to rewrite history to add credence to their arguments.

Teatime employs five criminals, a wizard and a locksmith in his mission. Terry Pratchett on God. One is the “Good King Wenceslas” scene, where Death interrupts a king giving his leftovers to a proud, poor man who never asked nobody for nothing.

Didn’t hook me on the series, but every fantasy reader should experience at least one Discworld book. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Now to try and tie this whole thing together without spoiling the action. Aug 03, Lyn rated it really liked it. Based on the Terry Pratchett novel.


I love this book. I liked Hogfather but I was expecting a little more.

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Previous book Feet of Clay. But belief Pratchett is concerned with is way more than praychett – it is what’s woven into the fabric of our existence ; without it, would we ever even have abstract concepts that define us – mercy, justice, compassion, friendship, love? Because there hogfaather no chapters and because scenes are switched very often, reading this book in small chunks was a mistake because I forgot what I read the previous day many times.

So prqtchett starts as a pagan tradition gets warped prattchett changed through the years and through the generations until somehow it pops out the other end as a fat jolly man who gives presents to small children. Which brings us back to square one, right? It’s not as quippy or joke-heavy as some Discworld books, but what it lacks in goofery and wit, it makes up for in plot and character and heart.

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