Troll Bridge

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"Troll Bridge"
Troll Bridge discworld.jpg
Author Terry Pratchett
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Discworld
1st short story – 3rd Individual story

Fantasy clichés, Short story

Cohen the Barbarian
Death Bridge, Blade Mountains
Published in ISBN 0-330-32027-0
Publication type Compilation
Publisher Pan Books
Media type Print
Publication date 10/01/1992

"Troll Bridge" is a Discworld short story, written by Terry Pratchett in 1991 for a collection entitled After The King: Stories in Honour of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Set following the events of The Light Fantastic,[1] the story stars Cohen the Barbarian, who plans to prove himself by killing a troll in single combat. Instead, he and the troll find themselves reminiscing about how the Discworld used to be, when trolls all hid under bridges to be killed by heroes, and the land was not yet settled.

In 2011, a short film of Troll Bridge was in production by Snowgum Films.[2][3]


Cohen is the only recurring character from other Discworld novels. The Ankh-Morpork City Watch also has a troll constable by the name of Detritus,[4] and a troll called Chert (Mica's brother-in-law), who owns a sawmill, is mentioned in Witches Abroad.


  1. ^ A Discworld Chronology
  2. ^ "Making myths - and millions". Sydney Morning Herald. November 8, 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Homepage: "Snowgum Films". 
  4. ^ Thud!. Doubleday (publisher). 2005. ISBN 0-385-60867-5. 

External links[edit]

Reading order guide
Preceded by
Moving Pictures (novel)
3rd Individual Story
Published in 1992
Succeeded by
Small Gods