Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316073714
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Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: Orbit
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix original series! The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, becomes the guardian of Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution and prophesied savior of the world, in the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. 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. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. Now, look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020! Witcher novelsBlood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780575087491
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Release: 2010-08-19
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. For more than a hundred years, humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match. Translated by Danusia Stok.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1473231078
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Gollancz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. For more than a hundred years, humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match.

The Bonds of Blood

The Bonds of Blood
Author: Travis Simmons
Pages: 424
ISBN:
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Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Wyrding Ways Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Saving his sister’s life means facing magic that could destroy his. Jovian Neferis is content to live a life free of magic. Talk of angels, demons, and sorcerers is little more than myth. It certainly isn't anything as close to him as his own family. Or so he thinks. That is, until his sisters exhibit gifts of prophecy and sorcery. When his sister Amber is abducted, his remaining sisters and he give chase. Their journey across the Great Realms is filled with danger, intrigue, and magic. With every step they unearth more mystery surrounding their family. With every turn, Jovian questions what he's always believed. But something far worse than myths and legends awaits. An ancient darkness has risen, and its goal is the total destruction of his family. The Bonds of Blood is the first in an epic sword and sorcery adventure brimming with dark magic, majestic elves, and wistful fae.

The Malady and Other Stories

The Malady and Other Stories
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781473202993
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Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sample of offerings from international fantasy superstar Andrzej Sapkowski, and the perfect introduction to his work. Best known for his series of stories and novels about Geralt, the Witcher, Sapkowski is one of the most successful fantasy authors in the world. Contains: 2 complete Witcher short stories taken from THE LAST WISH The first chapter of BLOOD OF ELVES, the first Witcher novel An exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming BAPTISM OF FIRE, the third full-length book in the series A non-Witcher short story, THE MALADY

The Last Wish

The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316055086
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Release: 2008-12-14
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . .and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. The Last Wish story collection is the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020!

The Saga of the Witcher

The Saga of the Witcher
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 2032
ISBN: 9781473232464
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Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Herein lies the main saga of Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity. These five novels make up the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Read the epic Witcher saga now with this eBook boxset, which contains all five novels in the ground-breaking series. Blood of Elves translated by Danusia Stok. Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow, The Lady of the Lake translated by David French. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Author: Scott Lynch
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780575086005
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Release: 2008-09-18
Editor: Hachette Book Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city. But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming. A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora ...

Six of Crows Chapters 1 and 2

Six of Crows   Chapters 1 and 2
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9781627797689
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Download the first two chapters of Six of Crows for free! Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price-and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist.

The Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316219143
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Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix original series! To protect his ward, Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her away from the home of the Witchers to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second book of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill -- but only if she lives to use it. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. Now, look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020! Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

The Witcher Omnibus

The Witcher Omnibus
Author: Paul Tobin
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781506713946
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Dark Horse Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Multi-Eisner award-winning writer Paul Tobin pens a fantasy epic of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher--one of the few remaining monster hunters from the critically acclaimed video game fantasy The Witcher by CD Projekt Red! Featuring story art by Joe Querio, Piotr Kowalski, Max Bertolini, with a bonus sketchbook section and additional art by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Dan Panosian (Slots), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Simon Bisley (Lobo), and a cover by Mike Mignola (Hellboy). Collects issues #1-#5 of The Witcher comic series House of Glass, Fox Children, Curse of Crows, and the Killing Monsters one-shot--and features annotations from the creators of the comics, as well as a sketchbook section.

The Last Wish

The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780575099913
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Release: 2010-08-19
Editor: Gollancz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with sword fights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

A Strange Country

A Strange Country
Author: Muriel Barbery
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781609455866
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Europa Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic fantasy of poetry, imagination, and the eternal conflict between good and evil, from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Life of Elves. Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora, young officers in the Spanish regular army, are stationed alone at Castillo when, out of nowhere, a friendly redhead appears to them in the cellar. There is something magnetic and deeply mysterious about this Petrus. Alejandro and Jesús are bewitched, and, in the middle of the sixth year of the longest war humankind has ever endured, they abandon their post to follow him across a bridge only he can see. Petrus brings them to a world of lingering fog, strange beings, poetry, music, natural wonders, harmony, and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate of the world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death? And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery’s richly imagined novel, the sequel to The Life of Elves, will transport readers to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilizations and remind them of the power of poetry and imagination. Praise for The Life of Elves “A truly enchanting story, beautifully told and rich in meaning.” —Irish Times “A beguiling fairy tale.” —The New York Times

Peace and Turmoil

Peace and Turmoil
Author: Elliot Brooks
Pages: 732
ISBN: 1733664300
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Release: 2019-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peace and Turmoil is the first installment in an epic fantasy series following heirs from across the land of Abra'am as they try to navigate magic, politics, and fiends.

The Witcher Of Flesh and Flame 4

The Witcher  Of Flesh and Flame  4
Author: Aleksandra Motyka
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:3004198
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Release: 2019-04-03
Editor: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Searching for a way to save Geralt from death at the hands of the Ofieri for a crime he did not commit, Dandelion attempts to resolve the conflict in his own mischievous way. Meanwhile, while Radeyah begins to assume that she is safe, there are unforeseen consequences for her actions waiting just around the corner to strike. Featuring one of the most popular video-game series from hit studio CD Projekt Red! A new series featuring fan-favorite characters, including Geralt and Dandelion!

The Poison Throne

The Poison Throne
Author: Celine Kiernan
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781847175502
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Release: 2012-11-16
Editor: The O'Brien Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THIS YEAR’S MOST EXCITING CROSSOVER TITLE A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance is a winning combination of imagination, powerful storytelling and magnificent characters. Fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke returns home after a five-year sojourn in the bleak Northlands. All has changed in her absence. Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice: stay and bow to the King’s will, or abandon her ailing father and join her friend Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron in their efforts to restore the fragile kingdom to its former stability. But this changed kingdom is a dangerous place, where all resistance is brutally suppressed and the trio constantly risk assassination, torture or imprisonment. Atmospheric and intriguing, evokes an enchanting and convincing other world – love, treachery, jealousy, tenderness, war, wisdom and court life are all vividly depicted. Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, The Poison Throne is a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance which draws the reader in from the very first sentence and doesn't loosen its grip until the last.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

A Midsummer Night s Dream
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781137004147
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Release: 2008-09-05
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk

The Tower of Swallows

The Tower of Swallows
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780316273763
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES The world is at war and the prophesied savior is nowhere to be found. The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, races to find her—but time is short, and an army is on his heels in the fourth novel of Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies including Dandelion, Milva, Regis, and Cahir, to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting. . . Look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, available now! Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake ​Season of Storms Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

Baptism of Fire

Baptism of Fire
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316219167
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Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix original series! A deadly coup within the Wizard's Guild leaves the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, gravely injured, and his ward Ciri missing in the third book of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl -- Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra -- until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. Now, look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020! Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author: Washington Irving
Pages: 218
ISBN: HARVARD:32044005284948
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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