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The anniversary of the battle of Kloom Valley, where the dwarves ambushed the trolls or the trolls ambushed the dwarves depending on whom one asks, is looming and animosities between the dwarves and the trolls are at an all-time high. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has enough headaches about the looming conflict when an important dwarf turns up dead with all evidence pointing at the trolls. The apparent assassination is threatening to spark an all-out war between the dwarves and the trolls in the very streets of Ankh-Morpork!
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Besides the threat of war, Vimes has paperwork piling up like mountains waiting for him while the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, makes certain political decisions Vimes is NOT happy about. Namely, having a VAMPIRE assigned to the Watch and a government inspector breathing down Vimes' neck and watching every single move he makes. Policework aside, Vimes must also keep to his foremost duty of getting home at 6 o'clock sharp every night to read "Where's My Cow?" to his son, young Sam.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If enemy is a group...    -   political faction

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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