By Terry Pratchett
As soon as, in a gods-forsaken hellhole known as Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody strive against. Centuries later, every one species nonetheless perspectives the opposite with simmering animosity. in recent years, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest between Ankh-Morpork's extra diminutive citizens—a risky state of affairs made a ways worse whilst the pint-size provocateur is came upon bashed to dying . . . with a troll membership mendacity with ease within reach.
Commander Sam Vimes of the town Watch knows the significance of fixing the Hamcrusher murder instantaneously. (Vimes's moment most-pressing accountability, in truth, subsequent to consistently being domestic at six p.m. sharp to learn Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) yet multiple corpse is awaiting Vimes within the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine community being secretly excavated underneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the lethal puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and might be all of the option to Koom Valley itself.
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