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Encyclopedia > Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry – following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ...


She is the daughter of Mort and Ysabell. Ysabell was the adopted daughter of Death and Mort was, briefly, Death's apprentice. They leave Death's ambit and become Duke and Duchess of Sto Helit. Susan is their only child. Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Ysabell is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...


Despite her tenuous relationship to Death, she is often called his granddaughter and she refers to Death as grandfather. Because of this link she has certain abilities: she can "walk through walls and live outside time and be a little bit immortal."


Her most obvious character trait is being sensible, an attribute carefully cultivated by her parents as a counterbalance to the influence of her grandfather. Initially, this manifested itself as a refusal to admit the supernatural side of the world (beyond basic magic) even existed. Latterly, however, she accepts she is part of the same world as the Hogfather and the Tooth fairy. She just wishes she wasn't. She can be relied upon to keep her head in a crisis, something she tends to view as a character flaw. The Discworld, in Terry Pratchetts novels runs on magic. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... The tooth fairy is a fictional character said to give children a small amount of money (or sometimes a present) in exchange for a tooth when it falls out of the deciduous dentition. ...


She is first introduced as a sixteen year old pupil at the "Quirm College for Young Ladies" in Soul Music, shortly after the death of her parents. After graduating -- and despite being technically the current Duchess of Sto Helit -- she begins a teaching career, first as a governess (in Hogfather) and then as a school teacher (in Thief of Time). She proves to be quite good at handling small children, a skill that is attributed to her sensible and practical nature. Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... A governess is a female employee from outside of the family who teaches children within the family circle. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ...


This could also be due to her approach to children's problems. When a child complains about a monster in the cupboard or under the bed, most parents would go to great lengths to carefully explain to the child that there is no monster. Susan, on the other hand, simply hands the child a suitable weapon (such as an axe or broadsword) with which to assault the monster, or goes and does it herself. Monsters from a wide area have come to dread the fireplace poker she uses for this task, although as word of Susan has quickly spread among the city's resident monsters, she latterly has only needed to deal with newcomers.


Her approach in other areas is also unusual. For example, in her role as a governess she has found that her charges' reading progress has been greatly enhanced by using interesting books which are slightly too difficult for them, and which therefore present something of a challenge. Parents may, however, have reservations about her choice of General Tacticus' Campaigns as a reader, since it may be argued that the ability to spell 'disembowelled' is not necessarily needed by children under ten.


As a schoolteacher she is sufficiently successful to have parents clamouring to have their child included in her class. Her approach to history and geography, often subjects which children find rather dull, has particularly captured her class's attention. The occasional need to remove from their children's clothing dried-in bloodstains or ground-in swamp mud is generally seen by parents as more than compensated for by the broad education being received - a child's description of one of the classic battles from Ankh-Morpork's long history, for example, might be sufficiently vivid and detailed to make the parent think that the description could not have been improved upon if the child had actually seen the battle at first hand.



As of Thief of Time, Susan is rumoured to be in a relationship with Lobsang Ludd, the new anthromorphic personification of Time. The Order of Wen the Eternally Surprised, better known as the History Monks, are a highly secretive religious organisation in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, based in the Monastery of Oi-Dong. ...


In the Cosgrove Hall animation of Soul Music, Susan is voiced by Debra Gillet. Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... Animation is the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result with a...

Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Novels:

The Colour of Magic - The Light Fantastic - Equal Rites - Mort - Sourcery - Wyrd Sisters - Pyramids - Guards! Guards! - Eric - Moving Pictures - Reaper Man - Witches Abroad - Small Gods - Lords and Ladies - Men at Arms - Soul Music - Interesting Times - Maskerade - Feet of Clay - Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent - Carpe Jugulum - The Fifth Elephant - The Truth - Thief of Time - Night Watch - Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal - Thud! Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry – following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series. ... The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchetts sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. ... Pyramids is the seventh Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1989. ... Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. ... Faust Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE) is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Moving Pictures is the name of a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. ... Small Gods is a novel by Terry Pratchett, part of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. ... Lords and Ladies is a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. ... Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... Interesting Times is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Feet of Clay is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett which parodies detective novels. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Jingo is a novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. ... The Last Continent is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies. ... Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. ... The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... This article or section should include material from [[{{{1}}}]]. Mr. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ... Night Watch is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2002. ... Terry Pratchett is known for his combining of political and social commentary with humor, and for readable, interesting fantasy. ... This article is on the novel Going Postal. ... Thud! is Terry Pratchetts 34th Discworld novel, scheduled to be released in October 2005. ...


Illustrated Novel: The Last Hero Young Adult Novels: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Wee Free Men - A Hat Full of Sky The Last Hero is a short novel of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. ... The Wee Free Men (published by Doubleday in 2003) is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. ...

Games:

The Colour of Magic - Discworld - Discworld 2 - Discworld MUD - Discworld Noir - Thud The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel. ... Discworld is a graphical adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid 1995. ... Discworld II: Missing Presumed. ... Discworld MUD is a free MUD based on the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... Discworld Noir is a computer game and a video game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. ... Thud is a board game devised by Trevor Truran, inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ...

The Discworld
Characters:

Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus - C.M.O.T. Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind - Havelock Vetinari - Samuel Vimes - The Witches - Discworld gods - Other characters The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Albert is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University, tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality. ... Delphine Angua von Überwald is a character from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Carrot Ironfoundersson is a corporal in, and later captain of, the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Cohen the Barbarian is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Fred Colon is a fictional character in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Detritus is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Gaspode is a small terrier-like dog featured in seven of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Greebo is a character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld books. ... Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Johnson, Bergholt Stuttley, known as Bloody Stupid Johnson, is a landscape gardener and inventor in the fictional world of Discworld, and is mentioned in a number of books. ... Leonard of Quirm is a fictional character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Librarian of Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cecil Wormsborough St. ... Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... This article is confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... The Discworld gods are the fictional deities from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ...

Locations:

Ankh-Morpork - Agatean Empire - Borogravia - Death's Domain - Dungeon Dimensions - Ephebe - Genua - Klatch - Lancre - Muntab - Quirm - Ɯberwald - Unseen University - XXXX - more... Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). ... The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Borogravia is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, the Dungeon Dimensions are the endless wastelands outside of space and time. ... EPHEBE is either the anglicisized form (via the French Éphèbe) of the Greek word Ephebos a location of Discworld ... Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional universe of Discworld, Klatch is both a country and a continent. ... Lancre (pronounced Lanker) is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Muntab is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld universe, Ãœberwald is a region on the other side of the Ramtops from Lancre and Ankh-Morpork. ... Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork. ... XXXX or FourEcks (previously known as Terror Incognita) is the name of the Australia-like continent seen in the Discworld novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. ... This is a list of fictional locations in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...

Other:

Calendar - City Watch - Clacks - Guilds - Magic - Post Office - Minor Discworld concepts The Discworld calendar was first defined in a footnote in The Colour of Magic, and has been expanded upon in later novels and the Discworld Almanack (2004). ... The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (originally the Night Watch) is a fictional police force within the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... The clacks in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels, there are almost 300 Guilds in the city of Ankh-Morpork. ... The Discworld, in Terry Pratchetts novels runs on magic. ... The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is featured in the book Going Postal, the most recent addition to British fantasy author Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of books. ... This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the fictional Discworld series by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out. ...


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The Discworld Compendium: the Books (3456 words)
And then the gleam is seen as the glint in a giant eye and it is eclipsed by the blink of an eyelid and the darkness moves a flipper and Great A'Tuin, star turtle, swims onward through the void.
The Discworld cycle is a creation of Terry Pratchett and is copyrighted by him (I'm using the names and all only to make people buy the books, honest!).
It describes the Discworld (as if you couldn't guess), concentrating in most books on Ankh-Morpork, the Lancre kingdom in the Ramtop mountains and the country of Death.There are also one-book excursions to places like Klatch, Sto Helit, Tsort, the Counterweight continent and so on.
Susan Sto Helit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (736 words)
Susan Sto Helit, sometimes called Susan Death, is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time.
Susan, on the other hand, simply hands the child a suitable weapon (such as an axe or broadsword) with which to assault the monster, or goes and does it herself.
Though Susan was previously in love with rocker Imp Y Celyn ("Soul Music"), as of Thief of Time, Susan is rumoured to be in a relationship with Lobsang Ludd, the new anthropomorphic personification of Time.
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