Troll Bridge

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"Troll Bridge"
Troll Bridge discworld.jpg
AuthorTerry Pratchett
CountryUnited Kingdom
1st short story – 3rd Individual story
Genre(s)Fantasy clichés, Short story
Cohen the Barbarian
Death Bridge, Blade Mountains
Published inISBN 0-330-32027-0
Publication typeCompilation
PublisherPan Books
Media typePrint
Publication date10/01/1992

"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 began production by Snowgum Films.[2][3] Snowgum Films production team are almost 100% volunteers with funds for outside costs raised through a Kickstarter campaign. In 2018 The film began to be sent to various film festivals for consideration.


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". Archived from the original on 2015-12-29.
  4. ^ Thud!. Doubleday. 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