Blood of Elves (The Witcher – Orbit, nr. 4)De (autor) Andrzej Sapkowski
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – May 2009
Pentru mai mult de 100 de ani oamenii, dwarfii și elfii au conviețuit împreună într-o relativă pace. Dar timpurile s-au schimbat, iar pacea atât de greu obținută s-a risipit, iar acum rasele se lansează din nou în atacuri una împotriva celeilalte. Crimele nu mai contenesc. Fără milă sau remușcare. În aceste vremuri tulbure se naște un copil a cărui venire pe lume este așteptată de către toți vrăjitorii.
Ciri, nepoata Reginei Calanthe, Leoaica din Cinthra, are puteri neobișnuite, dar și un viitor neobișnuit deoarece profețiile o numesc Flacăra, cea care poate schimba lumea cu ajutorul puterilor sale în bine. Însă răul nu doarme niciodată.
Geralt de Rivia reușește să o pună pe Ciri la adăpost în baza Acordului Vrăjitorilor, dar curând va deveni limpede că Ciri nu este asemenea celorlalți vrăjitori.
Amenințarea războiului este din ce în ce mai prezentă, iar Geralt caută pe cineva capabil să o antreneze pe Ciri în însușirea unicelor puteri pe care le deține.
Însă și altcineva și-a mutat atenția spre tânăra eroină. Acel cineva a înțeles cât se poate de exact profeția și măsurile puterilor tinerei Ciri.
Întreaga serie de cărți stă la baza jocului cu acelasi nume: The Witcher.
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.
Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil.
As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all - and the Witcher never accepts defeat.
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.
"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist."—Nerds of a Feather
"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended."—Time
"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."—Foundation on The Last Wish
"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!"— Fantasy Book Review
"Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor."—Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish
"Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did."—Waterstones
"It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures."—Edge
"I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters."—The Deckled Edge
"Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic."—The Wertzone
"This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion."—The Specusphere
"The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year."—GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
"The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again."—Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake