” It’s the night before Hogswatch, an Discian holiday with a remarkable similarity to Christmas, and all round Ankh-Morpork all the little children are sleeping and waiting for their presents.”
“Nine year old Tiffany Aching isn’t quite like other children. She is far too observant.”
According to the Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world is going to end very soon. Next Saturday to be exact.
Time is a resource. It always has been and it has to be managed.
Mort is a rather gangly child as well as one who is slightly too curious for his own good.