Review: The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my second time reading this book. Keeping the score of 3/5 stars

Another mystery staring Samuel Vimes. This time he’s been sent by Vetinari to Uberwald as Ambassador. Vetinari purposely chose him because he thinks like a cop and isn’t the usual royalty that gets sent to these things. This turns out to be a good thing because the Dwarves, Vampires, and Wolves are each trying to gain advantage over the other.

This book can somewhat be read as a standalone without having read the other City Watch books. You’ll be missing a little bit on some of the background relationships, but since the majority of the plot is about the mystery – most of the background stuff can almost just be treated as easter eggs.

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