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The fifth elephant : a novel of Discworld

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Commander Vimes is on a case that takes him all around Discworld.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Satirical literature
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0061051578 9780061051579 9780062280138 0062280139 9780061020407 0061020400
OCLC Number: 42290916
Description: 321 pages ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Terry Pratchett.
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Commander Vimes is on a case that takes him all around Discworld.

"Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were, and what happened to the fifth elephant is only one of the many perplexing mysteries solved ... The Fifth Elephant begins, like so many of Pratchett's satirical inventions, with an invitation. This one is both royal and engraved, requiring that Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary attend as both detective and diplomat. ... Where cops (even those clad in tights) go, crime, of course, follows--and an attempted assassination and theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald"--Jacket.

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Of Dwarves and Kings

by mmotley44 (WorldCat user published 2015-08-19) Excellent Permalink

This is the first proper introduction to Dwarf society in Uberwald, the high mountainous mining country of Discworld. It is a place of werewolves, vampires, and forbidding castles run by barons with their own vicious private laws, and humans are merely food supply. Below their feet are the dwarves,...
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