The fifth elephant

a novel of discworld

389 pages

English language

Published Sept. 5, 2001 by HarperTorch.

ISBN:
9780061020407
OCLC Number:
46885201

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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. 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 …

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Subjects

  • Discworld (Imaginary place)
  • Fiction