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  • Published: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552167628
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

The Fifth Elephant

(Discworld Novel 24)




The twenty-fourth Discworld novel.

'Precisely balanced . . . a cracking comic thriller' The Times

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
'Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It's lying, only for a better class of people.

They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job.

A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper – an important copper, true – chief of police – but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador - to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run.

At some point during his ambassadorship, things went very wrong. It's snowing. It's freezing. And if Vimes can't make it through the forest, with only his wits and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask), there's going to be a terrible war.

There are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Fifth Elephant is the fifth in the City Watch series.

  • Pub date: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552167628
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

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Praise for The Fifth Elephant

“Precisely balanced . . . excellent set pieces . . . a cracking comic thriller.”

The Times

“He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction.”

Mail on Sunday


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