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Encyclopedia > The Fifth Elephant
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series

24th novel – 5th City Watch story
Outline
Characters: Samuel Vimes
Ankh-Morpork City Watch
Locations: Überwald
Motifs: Diplomacy, Conspiracies, Vampires, Werewolves
Publication details
Year of release: 1999
Original publisher: Doubleday
Hardback ISBN: ISBN 0385409958
Paperback ISBN: ISBN 0552146161
Other details
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The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The title is a reference to the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element. It introduces the Clacks, a long-distance semaphore system. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry, following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (originally the Night Watch) is a fictional police force within the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld universe, Ãœberwald is a region on the other side of the Ramtops from Lancre and Ankh-Morpork. ... The United Nations, with its headquarters in New York City, is the largest international diplomatic organization. ... Conspiracy, in common usage, is the act of working in secret to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ... A German Woodcut from 1722 A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who changes into a wolf, either by purposefully using magic or by being placed under a curse. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry, following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... Luc Besson Luc Besson (born March 18, 1959) is a French film director, writer, and producer. ... The Fifth Element (1997) is a science fiction action movie starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, and Al Matthews and directed by Luc Besson. ... The clacks in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. ... Semaphore can refer to: Semaphore communication by means of flags or other positional indicator. ...

Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork and Duke of Ankh, thought that things were bad enough when he was forced to go to Überwald – a largely wild territory – on a diplomatic mission. That was before he found himself entangled in a plot to spark the dwarf equivalent of a holy war, not to mention running naked in the frozen wastelands of Überwald with werewolves on his trail. This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). ... Dwarfs in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels are similar to the Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, which they largely started out pastiching, and dwarfs/dwarves in other fantasy novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld universe, Ãœberwald is a region on the other side of the Ramtops from Lancre and Ankh-Morpork. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, the undead are seen less as monsters, and more as characters with unusual cultural quirks. ...


The novel gives more detail on werewolf society, including the concept of yennorks, werewolves who cannot shapeshift, and are permanently in human or animal form. It also explores the society of dwarfs on the Disc, introducing the drudak'ak (which roughly translates as "they who do not get out in the fresh air much"), conservative dwarfs who are the keepers and interpreters of dwarf law.


This is the fifth Discworld novel starring Vimes and the City Watch. Also starring Dwarfs, Werewolves, Vampires and Battle-Bread. This page is about a mythological race. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, the undead are seen less as monsters, and more as characters with unusual cultural quirks. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, the undead are seen less as monsters, and more as characters with unusual cultural quirks. ...


Translations

Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Novels:

The Colour of Magic - The Light Fantastic - Equal Rites - Mort - Sourcery - Wyrd Sisters - Pyramids - Guards! Guards! - Eric - Moving Pictures - Reaper Man - Witches Abroad - Small Gods - Lords and Ladies - Men at Arms - Soul Music - Interesting Times - Maskerade - Feet of Clay - Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent - Carpe Jugulum - The Fifth Elephant - The Truth - Thief of Time - Night Watch - Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal - Thud! Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry, following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... The Colour of Magic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchetts sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. ... Pyramids is the seventh Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1989. ... Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. ... Faust Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE – see backspace) is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Moving Pictures is the name of a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. ... Small Gods is a novel by Terry Pratchett, part of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. ... Lords and Ladies is a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. ... Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Interesting Times is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Feet of Clay is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett which parodies detective novels. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Jingo is a novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. ... The Last Continent is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies. ... Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. ... This article or section should include material from [[{{{1}}}]]. Mr. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ... Night Watch is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2002. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, OK. This article is about the violent social phenomenon. ... Thud! is Terry Pratchetts 34th Discworld novel, released in the Unites States of America on September 13, 2005 and scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom in October 1, 2005; it may have been released already in other countries, such as Norway [1] and Denmark. ...


Illustrated Novel: The Last Hero Young Adult Novels: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Wee Free Men - A Hat Full of Sky The Last Hero is a short novel of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. ... The Wee Free Men is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. ...

Other books:

The Discworld Companion - The Science of Discworld - The Science of Discworld II: The Globe - The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch - The Discworld Mapp - Death's Domain - Nanny Ogg's Cookbook - Where's My Cow? The Discworld Companion is an encyclopedia to all things Discworldian, created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. ... The Science of Discworld is a 1999 book written by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. ... The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (ISBN 0091888050) is a 2002 book written by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. ... The Discworld Mapp is an atlas that contains a large, fold out map of the Discworld (sold by CMOT Dibbler) drawn by Stephen Player to the directions of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Nanny Oggs Cookbook is a book of recipes and wisdom of the Discworld character Nanny Ogg by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan. ... Wheres My Cow? is a picture book written by Terry Pratchett and illustrated by Melvyn Grant. ...

Games:

The Colour of Magic - Discworld - Discworld 2 - Discworld MUD - Discworld Noir - Thud The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel. ... Discworld is a graphical adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid 1995. ... Discworld II: Missing Presumed. ... Discworld MUD is a free MUD based on the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... Discworld Noir is a computer game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld humour fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. ... Thud is a board game devised by Trevor Truran, inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ...

The Discworld
Characters:

Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus - Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind - Havelock Vetinari - Samuel Vimes - The Witches - Discworld gods - Other characters The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Albert is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University, tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality. ... Delphine Angua von Ãœberwald is a character from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Carrot Ironfoundersson is a corporal in, and later captain of, the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Cohen the Barbarian is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Fred Colon is a fictional character in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Detritus is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Gaspode is a small terrier-like dog featured in seven of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Greebo is a character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld books. ... Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Johnson, Bergholt Stuttley, known as Bloody Stupid Johnson, is a landscape gardener and inventor in the fictional world of Discworld, and is mentioned in a number of books. ... Leonard of Quirm is a fictional character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Librarian of Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cecil Wormsborough St. ... Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ... Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... The Discworld gods are the fictional deities from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ...

Locations:

Ankh-Morpork - Agatean Empire - Borogravia - Death's Domain - Dungeon Dimensions - Ephebe - Genua - Klatch - Lancre - Muntab - Quirm - Sto Lat - Überwald - Unseen University - XXXX - more... Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). ... The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Borogravia is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, the Dungeon Dimensions are the endless wastelands outside of space and time. ... Ephebe is one of the countries of the Discworld, a fictional world created by Terry Pratchett in a series of novels of the same name. ... Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional universe of Discworld, Klatch is both a country and a continent. ... Lancre (pronounced Lanker) is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Muntab is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Sto Lat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld universe, Ãœberwald is a region on the other side of the Ramtops from Lancre and Ankh-Morpork. ... Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork. ... XXXX or FourEcks (previously known as Terror Incognita) is the name of the Australia-like continent seen in the Discworld novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. ... This is a list of fictional locations in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...

Other:

Calendar - City Watch - Clacks - Guilds - Magic - Post Office - Minor Discworld concepts The Discworld calendar was first defined in a footnote in The Colour of Magic, and has been expanded upon in later novels and the Discworld Almanack (2004). ... The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (originally the Night Watch) is a fictional police force within the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... The clacks in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels, there are almost 300 Guilds in the city of Ankh-Morpork. ... The Discworld, in Terry Pratchetts novels runs on magic. ... The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is featured in the book Going Postal, the most recent addition to British fantasy author Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of books. ... This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the Discworld of novels by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Science Fiction Book Reviews (1292 words)
Once there was a fifth elephant, which somehow fell off the turtle's back and into orbit, eventually crashing onto the Disc and splitting the land into continents.
Millennia later, its bones of iron and nerves of gold are still being mined in the resource-rich land of Überwald.
The Fifth Elephant is simultaneously a locked-door mystery, a thriller and a screwball comedy.
The Fifth Elephant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (656 words)
The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett.
The title is a reference to the Fifth Element.
This is the fifth Discworld novel starring Vimes and the City Watch.
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