The auditors of Discworld and all it’s “lifeforms” including gods, people and Death decide that Death has been falling down on the job and they are going to replace him. While waiting for a replacement, people still die but no one is there to take them away. Some are physically present while others are ghosts trapped in the in-between and all other living things can’t die either so and abundance of life force builds up. Chaos ensues as it can only on Discworld especially at the Unseen University and Ankh-Morhpork. Meanwhile in the countryside, a tall dark stranger has been hired by a widow to bring in the harvest and he’s very gifted with a scythe.