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Edit The book is about the nature of belief, in particular that people need to believe in small fantasies, such as Hogfathers and Tooth Fairies, in order to believe in larger ones, such as justice and hope. Plot summary Edit The story begins in the evening before Hogswatch, the Discworld counterpart of Christmas. Meanwhile, the Auditors of Reality decide to eliminate the Hogfather because he does not fit into their ordered view of the universe - the first step in eliminating the belief in all anthropomorphic personifications; the Soul Cake Duck, the Tooth Fairy and ultimately Death. Jonathan Teatime who insists that his name is pronounced teh-ah-tim-eh and not like the afternoon meal , a young, dangerously talented assassin whose particular brand of insane genius makes him an ideal candidate for the assassination of the Hogfather and other anthropomorphic personifications.

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Share Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University , tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality - reasoning that a spell that brings Death to you, performed backwards, would keep him away from you.

Instead it brought him to Death. Death now employs him as his butler. This, of course, turns out to be entirely wrong. When Death is missing in Soul Music , Albert tries to find him on the Disc but gets robbed and his life-timer hourglass of life is broken.

After this incident, Albert has approximately 5 seconds left, and thus cannot return to the world of the living anymore, as Death cannot make his life longer. However, Albert was able to temporarily return to the Discworld during the events of Hogfather , although in this instance he merely inhabited the pseudo-reality created for the Hogfather to allow him to travel around the entire world in a single night just like Santa Claus , and hence was not actually in the world.

While Death and Albert seem to get on, it is a fragile relationship. In Mort, Albert returns to the world to help Death, but seems ready to attack him when it looks like he has his former job as Archchancellor back. He also seems not to trust Death with his life-timer, which is why he takes it with him in Soul Music. Frequently, Albert finds himself trying to keep Death "on course" when his master becomes too human. He and Susan do not get on very well. Albert is also a highly idiosyncratic cook, believing everything needs to be fried to get rid of the germs, including porridge.

This is reflected in how easily Albert devised a spell to slow the passage of time A near-impossible feat with Discworld magic indefinitely around a small area.

He is fond of pork pies with mustard and adores drinking sherry. Albert also makes an appearance in the Discworld computer game, Discworld 2: Missing Presumed!? External links.

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Share Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University , tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality - reasoning that a spell that brings Death to you, performed backwards, would keep him away from you. Instead it brought him to Death. Death now employs him as his butler. This, of course, turns out to be entirely wrong. When Death is missing in Soul Music , Albert tries to find him on the Disc but gets robbed and his life-timer hourglass of life is broken. After this incident, Albert has approximately 5 seconds left, and thus cannot return to the world of the living anymore, as Death cannot make his life longer. However, Albert was able to temporarily return to the Discworld during the events of Hogfather , although in this instance he merely inhabited the pseudo-reality created for the Hogfather to allow him to travel around the entire world in a single night just like Santa Claus , and hence was not actually in the world.

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Plot summary[ edit ] The Auditors of Reality, a group of "celestial bureaucrats" attempt to eliminate the Hogfather, a jolly god-like creature who brings children presents on December 32nd , similar to the figures of Santa Claus and Father Christmas in the US and UK. The task is given to Mr. Teatime who has a reputation for ruthlessness and creative solutions. Teatime enlists the help of some gangsters to find a delivery person working for the Tooth Fairy , using his magic to break into her kingdom and stealing all the collected teeth. With these teeth, he is able to control all the children on the Discworld, commanding them to no longer believe in the Hogfather. Knowing that the Hogfather is also responsible for the sun rising, Death attempts to maintain belief by dressing up as the Hogfather and fulfilling his role. Since he is unable himself to defeat Mr.

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Jump to: navigation , search This article is about the character. For the book of the same name, see Hogfather. The Hogfather is originally a winter god. In the deep winters, people of old feared that spring might never again come, so they gave bloody sacrifice of hogs to the Hogfather. Nowadays, the Hogfather is expected to travel in a sleigh pulled by hogs and every Hogswatchnight to bring gifts to all the children, or at least, those who believe in him; this yields a worshipper range of most of the Discworld except for the Counterweight continent and the continent of Klatch. Despite this impressive range, crass commercialization of the holiday compromised the belief in Hogfather, and then interference from the Auditors of Reality severely threatened his existence chronicled in Hogfather.

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