Commander Vimes of the Anhk-Morpork City Watch is appointed Ambassador to attend a coronation in Uberwald. Reluctantly he goes, but as was to be expected, crime followed him closely. A theft, several murders, dwarfs, vampires, werewolves and even a talking dog … and then there’s the legend of the Fifth Elephant to consider.
This novel has suspense and a lot of humor. Maybe not ‘laugh out loud’, but you will surely be grinning a lot. Especially when Vimes tries a hand at diplomacy. The characters are a lot of fun.
Even though his novels with the City Watch as lead aren’t my favorites (I prefer Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax), this was real fun. I know I haven’t given you a lot to go on to get you interested, but it’s up to you to discover. Some of Pratchett’s novels read easier than others (I just can’t get through Monstrous Regiment, and that is a n°1 classic!).
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