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Men at Arms: A Novel of Discworld Setting & Symbolism

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The Discworld

The Discworld is the fictional world created by author Terry Pratchett in which is set a large number of books, featuring some recurring characters and themes. Physically, the Discworld is based on the assumption of 'what would a fantasy universe be like if some of the ancient myths and stereotypes were true?' Hence from this we have the notion of the Disworld as a disk of land held atop the backs of four elephants, which rides a giant turtle (similar to Ancient myths from our own world). It is a highly magical place, existing as it does in another 'type' of universe from our own, in which magic is an almost tangible force like radiation or light. Peopling the Discworld are all of the usual stereotypes for the classical fantasy genre (Giant's, Dwarves, Wizards, Barbarians, and Elves etc), but all of whom are taken to...

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