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The Fifth Elephant

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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. So where is it?...

When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes — bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) — to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.

Synopsis:

The flat world is supported on the backs of four elephants. But aren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there are. So what happened to the fifth elephant? An investigation of an attempted assassination leads Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary on a wild goose--or rather, elephant--chase that will lead him to discover the truth about the missing pachyderm.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work.

Prachett's acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. He lives in England, where he writes all the time. (It's his hobby as well.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061020407
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Discworld
Series Volume:
93
Publication Date:
20010403
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 56.56 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The flat world is supported on the backs of four elephants. But aren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there are. So what happened to the fifth elephant? An investigation of an attempted assassination leads Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary on a wild goose--or rather, elephant--chase that will lead him to discover the truth about the missing pachyderm.

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