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Cover art by Josh Kirby
Publisher Gollancz
Publication date 16th November 1997
ISBN 055214598X
Pages 288
Main characters The Watch, Havelock Vetinari
Series Watch Series
Annotations View
All data relates to the first UK edition.


Discworld goes to war...

A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing. A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war."

He's facing unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on *his* side. The enemy might be worse. And his pocket Dis-organiser says he's got "Die" under "Things To Do Today". But he'd better not, because the world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle...

Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid, and at least one very camp follower.


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Adapted by Stephen Briggs into a stage play in 2005.


First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby
Book Proof
Paperback 2004
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
Cover by Michael Sabanosh
US Cover
Paperback 2012
Collectors Library Edition
Paperback 2023

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