Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781473211551
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Release: 2015-05-21
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. In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike...

The Malady and Other Stories

The Malady and Other Stories
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780316300377
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Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher 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, the first chapter of BAPTISM OF FIRE, the third full-length book in the series, and a non-Witcher short story "The Malady." For more Witcher, check out: Witcher novelsThe Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 432
ISBN: 031639209X
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Release: 2021-11-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Andrzej Sapkowski created an international phenomenon with his New York Times bestselling epic fantasy saga, The Witcher, inspiring both the hit Netflix series and the blockbuster video games. Blood of Elves is the first novel in the saga, and the book that season two of the Netflix series is based on. 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. Witcher story 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 The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools Warriors of God Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger  Hidden Dragon  Sword of Destiny
Author: Justin Hill,Wang Dulu
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781602862883
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Weinstein Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another life-altering quest, another struggle between honor and lust for power, another generation of warriors forging alliances and enmities. The adventure, romance, and artistry of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon continues in this novelized companion to the first ever Netflix debut film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny based on the novel by Wang Dulu. Seventeen years after the legendary fighter Mubai dies protecting the world-conquering sword The Green Destiny, four great warriors are called together to guard the formidable weapon once more. The forces surrounding the sword irrevocably altered the life of Shulien, Mubai's lover, but seventeen years later she is still honor-bound to defend the blade from the power-hungry warlord Hades Dai. The young fighters Wei-fang and Snow Vase, switched at birth, also have heritages and inheritances that inextricably link them to both each other and the fate of the sword. And Silent Wolf, Shulien's former fiancé, returns from presumed death to thwart Hades Dai—and rekindle an emotionally isolated Shulien's feelings. Jam-packed with all the hallmarks of an epic adventure—sacrifice, battles, betrayal, vengeance, redemption, and destiny—this saga also explores the deeper meaning of true heroism and virtue. As Wei-fang and Snow Vase search for identity and forge their places in the world of warriors and heroes, Shu-lien and Silent Wolf struggle to reconcile both the traditions and heartbreak of the past with a fragile hope for the future.

The Sword

The Sword
Author: Jean Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0425220605
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rescued into another universe by the youngest of eight mage-brothers, world-weary Kelly Doyle finds herself exiled on an island where women are forbidden and surrounded by four sets of twin brothers who are struggling to avoid a curse. Reprint.

The Witcher Stories Boxed Set The Last Wish Sword of Destiny

The Witcher Stories Boxed Set  The Last Wish  Sword of Destiny
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 752
ISBN: 031670329X
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix original series! Andrzej Sapkowski created an international phenomenon with The Witcher -- now both a hit video game and a hit TV series on Netflix. The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny are the books that inspired season one of the show, and the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. 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. Follow Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike in these two New York Times bestselling collections of unmissable tales. By Andrzej Sapkowski: 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 The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok (The Last Wish) and David French (Sword of Destiny).

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, the first chapter in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster 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 killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy! 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 Danusia Stok

The Destiny of the Sword

The Destiny of the Sword
Author: Dave Duncan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781497609259
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sword-and-sorcery classic from the Aurora Award–winning author of the King’s Blades series. Wally Smith, having died on Earth, finds himself reincarnated as a swordsman in another world and entrusted by the presiding goddess with a mission that has no appeal for him at all. Can he bring together all the swordsmen to finally defeat the sorcerors and their terrible technology? Wally is not quite convinced he should, but goddesses can be very persuasive . . . This is the third and final exciting book, after The Reluctant Swordsman and The Coming of Wisdom, in the Seventh Sword Trilogy.

Destiny of the Sword

Destiny of the Sword
Author: Jeremy Twigg
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781524638382
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Release: 2016-11-07
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How far would you go to bring back the one you love? How much would you sacrifice? The second installment in the Destiny of the Sword series, To Save Her will put the power of love on display when Ayden must learn the secrets of an all-powerful sword to try to save the girl he loves and battle an oncoming army led by his legendary exiled father. Picking up where the first book left off, Ayden goes on a coming-of-age quest for eternal loveto save his Isabeland uncover the secrets of his cursed bloodline. His journey will take him far beyond the only borders hes ever known. Strange new lands better left forgotten will challenge his purity and ultimately reveal his true self. He will discover that love leads the heart with the greatest intent but sometimes guides to an end that is sharper than the sword. The Milak return stronger than ever to destroy mankinds finest city and imprison the world in darkness. The age of man will be on the verge of extinction as swords and sorcery rise in battle and as gods and men collide. And Ayden will have to face his father before he can ever hope to get Isabel back. Can they be saved from the coming end? Will true love be victorious? Will Ayden survive his journey? The fate of their world will hinge on the power of a loveand the destiny of a sword.

The Sword of Destiny

The Sword of Destiny
Author: Tanisha Sahu
Pages: 236
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-06-07
Editor: Blue Rose Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zaida Rivera. Age twelve. Born on 20th May. Zodiac sign: Taurus. Loves books and loves to get her hands on as many as she can. She’s also flexible (incredibly flexible!). But that’s not all … There’s her secret: she’s a witch, and now an apprentice at Magikals School of Magical Study and Practices. It’s all she’s wanted her entire life, to become a student at Magikals just like most of her family was. For her, it’s starting a new chapter in her life with her new friends at Magikals: Ro, Nick, Chris, and Wang. But life takes a turn ever since she stepped foot in Magikals. And the next moment, everyone has their eyes on her, secrets are uncovered, and trouble is following her everywhere she is headed. So are danger and the unknown. And she’s definitely not ready for it all.

The Complete Witcher

The Complete Witcher
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 2928
ISBN: 9781473232488
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Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the story from start to finish. Get every single book following the exploits of Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity. These eight books are a comprehensive collection of the books that inspired a bestselling video game and the major Netflix series. 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 from start to finish with this eBook boxset, which contains all eight books in the ground-breaking series. The Last Wish, Blood of Elves translated by Danusia Stok. Sword of Destiny, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow, The Lady of the Lake, Season of Storms 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 Book of Swords

The Book of Swords
Author: George R. R. Martin,Robin Hobb,Scott Lynch,Garth Nix
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780399593772
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois “When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year’s essential anthologies.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sword of Destiny the Witcher

Sword of Destiny  the Witcher
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 329
ISBN: 986615775X
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Release: 2019-12-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: zh-CN

Explanation of the Book:

Traditional Chinese edition of Sword of Destiny (The Witcher)

The Children God Forgot

The Children God Forgot
Author: Graham Masterton
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781800240230
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Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror A TERRIFYING BIRTH A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die. AN ESCAPE FROM THE DARK Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children. A SUPERNATURAL THREAT DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before – but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you...

The Witcher Volume 5 Fading Memories

The Witcher Volume 5  Fading Memories
Author: Bartosz Sztybor
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781506716572
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Release: 2021
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"As Geralt explores new career possibilities, he receives a request from the mayoress of Towitz, a small town where children are being kidnapped by Foglets"--

The Tower of Fools

The Tower of Fools
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781473226159
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brand-new historical fantasy from a legend of the genre. Fans of Bernard Cornwall, Conn Iggulden and Joe Abercrombie will love this. Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a doctor, a magician and, according to some, a charlatan. Discovered in bed with the wife of a high-born knight, he must flee his normal life. But his journeys will lead him into a part of Europe which will be overtaken by chaos. Religious tension between Hussite and Catholic countries is threatening to turn into war. Pursued not only by the affronted Stercza brothers, bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, and with strange, mystical forces gathering in the shadows, Reynevan finds himself in the Narrenturm, the Tower of Fools. The Tower is an asylum for the mad, or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order. The 'patients' of this institution form a gallery of colourful types including the young Copernicus, proclaiming the truth of his heliocentric solar system. But can Reynevan escape the Tower, and avoid being drawn in to the conflict around him, without losing his own mind? The first in an epic new trilogy set during the vibrantly depicted Hussite Wars by Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the bestselling Witcher series that has become an international phenomenon and inspired a bestselling videogame and Netflix show. Translated by David French, who worked with Sapkowski on six Witcher books. * * * * * * * * * 'A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness' Joe Abercrombie

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.'

Constantine s Sword

Constantine s Sword
Author: James Carroll
Pages: 756
ISBN: 0618219080
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Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the two-thousand-year relationship between Christianity and Judaism, examining the long entrenched tradition of anti-Semitism that culminated in the Church's failure to protest the Holocaust during World War II.

The Pen and the Sword

The Pen and the Sword
Author: Olan Thorensen
Pages: 356
ISBN: 1541104900
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Release: 2016-12-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. Through a freak accident, he never sets foot on Earth again. He is unaware he has been poured into a crucible, where time and trials will transform him in ways unimagined, and that will send him and his descendants to a destiny beyond one planet.Book I: Cast Under an Alien Sun On planet Anyar, Joe was found unconscious on a beach of a large island (Caedellium) inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awoke amidst strangers speaking an unintelligible language, and despaired losing his previous life. He used knowledge of chemistry to introduce new knowledge-but not too advanced of the planet's technology to avoid being labelled a demon. He found a place in the society and developed new friendships, male and female. But all was not idyllic. Joe was dropped into a clash between the people who cared for him, and a military power from elsewhere on the planet, a power with designs on conquest. Joe survived his first experience in deadly conflict but knows it was only a foretaste of what was coming.Book II: Pen and the SwordThe Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire and crush any resistance. Yozef Kolsko (aka Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of his, and the society which has accepted him, ability to resist the Narthani's planned conquest.Complicating his life is attraction to a brilliant daughter of an island leader, and his uncertainty of his own mind, hers, or intricacies of Caedellium customs.Despite his desire to devote himself to introducing new knowledge Yozef is drawn more and more into developing weapons and giving tactical and strategic advice-things he knows he's unqualified to give. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

Season of Storms

Season of Storms
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473218093
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before he was Ciri's guardian, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Season of Storms is an adventure set in the world of the Witcher, the book series that inspired the hit Netflix show and bestselling video games. Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver. But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons? Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his phenomenal world of the Witcher in a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from trouble to trouble, sorcerers are scheming ... and across the whole world clouds are gathering. The season of storms is coming... Translated by David French.