Auditors are tidy. They believe that everything has its place in time and space and that it should remain there.
When humans arrived on the Discworld they came as a nasty shock to the Auditors. Humans seemed to believe in things like imagination, pity, hope, history and even belief itself. Auditors hate things like that. Periodically, they try to tidy things up a little, usually by going to the heart of the matter and endeavouring to get rid of the pesky humans who interfere with their schedules and time management schemes.
And what’s the best way to achieve this "tidying up"? Why the apocalypse of course! The only problem is that, with the exception of DEATH, the Four Horsemen seem to have lost interest. Not even the Fifth Horseman, (who left before they became famous) can be relied upon to fulfil his duty.
Next best solution? To stop TIME itself by building the world’s only truly accurate clock. A clock which takes it’s time from the very tick of the universe. It’s going to be Monday forever. No-one will live. No-one will die – which means a very tidy, orderly, never changing world.
That is unless a full cast of heroes can stop it.
But if there’s anything the Discworld is good at, it’s assembling a full cast of heroes.
For a start, there are the History Monks whose job it is to store time and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like underwater – I mean, how much time does a codfish really need?) to places like cities, where there’s never enough time.
Then there is Lobsang - the fastest, and most naturally talented thief the Thieves Guild has ever raised, not to mention Susan (DEATH’S granddaughter), and TIME herself, supported, as we say, by a cast of thousands – well would you believe 12 actors with multiple roles?
Sound complicated? Well that’s life isn’t it? (and time).
Come and see if you can sort it all out. If you can’t, then it doesn’t matter as long as you LOL (the real weapon of choice of any self-respecting hero)