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Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date May 1987
ISBN [1]
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Main characters Death, Mort, Ysabell, Binky, Albert, Keli
Series Death Series
Annotations View
Notes Book #04
All data relates to the first UK edition.


Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice ....


Main characters

Minor characters

Mentioned (incl very minor speaking parts)

  • Catroaster, a philosopher with a negative (albeit short-lived) opinion of Ankh-Morpork
  • Blind Io and his somewhat more blind High Priest (in Sto Lat)
  • Sek (mentioned)


Things and Concepts

External links

Mort Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File

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