Updated 06:02 AM EDT, Sat, Oct 23, 2021

'Discworld' Author Terry Pratchett Remembered by Daughter

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Even after having created a vast realm of fantasy in the "Discworld" series, Terry Pratchett never stopped knitting tales of witches, wizards and everything in between. Until his final moments, the multi-award-winning novelist had the urge to tell a story.

The author passed away back in March, eight years after learning he suffered of Alzheimer's disease. Before his death, the British writer was working on numerous new stories and a follow-up to the posthumous release "The Shepherd's Crown," the last "Discworld" book fans will ever lay their hands on.

"Terry was always well into the next novel while the current one was being edited. But I'm sorry to say they will remain unpublished. There's 10 titles I know of and fragments from many other bits and pieces," Pratchett's close friend Rob Wilkins said via BBC.

Nine months after Pratchett's death, his daughter Rhianna remembered him in a piece she wrote for The Guardian. She talked about how her beloved father was so comfortable talking about death and how the reaper couldn't choose who to give his scythe to next.

Rhianna talked about her father's book and the anthropomorphic personification of death, and how he made the hooded skeleton that shows up when your time is up "friendly" to readers. Rhianna said that her dad's talent to characterize is what made his work "pure narrative gold."

"Dad was a great observer of people. And when he ran out of actual people, he was a great imaginer of them." Rhianna wrote, adding that Pratchett saw a lot of the characters in his books in their family members.

Pratchett's daughter, who is now a video game writer and recognized for her work in titles like "Rise of the Tomb Raider," also recounted her precious moments with her dad, including their trips to the woods and his own unique way of tucking her to bed when she was just a child.

"Dad was someone who committed to the narrative of a situation rather more than the practicality. So he would wrap me up and take me out of bed in the middle of the night to show me the glow-worms in the hedge or Halley's Comet blazing across a star-filled sky. For him, his daughter seeing these marvels of nature was much more important than sleeping, which I could do any time. He didn't teach me magic, he showed me it."

During his time, Pratchett was highly esteemed in the writing world and was recognized by prestigious accolades. The "Discworld" creator undoubtedly became a hallmark of the fantasy literature, and one who shaped the genre altogether.

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