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Discworld

The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett can be found in all good bookshops, either on the Science Fiction/Fantasy shelves, or in the best-sellers display. They are a gorgeous romp through lands populated by wonderful characters, such as the Librarian (an orang-utan) and Death (who rides a horse called Binky). One species in this teeming world is the Trolls, a silicon-based life-form. They have diamond teeth and need sun-block to protect them from the sun. They have mostly geological names. To learn more about trolls, read the books. However, to learn more about some of the names...

Jasper
Jasper
Emerald
Beryl
Galena
Galena
Fluorite
Blue John
Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase


Amber
Amber
Clear Quartz
Kwartz
Mica
Mica
Ruby
Ruby
A special mention for their pub!

Blue Lias
Blue Lias

There is a real Blue Lias pub in
Long Itchington, Warwickshire, by the canal.