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

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

The Tower of the Swallow

The Tower of the Swallow
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1473231116
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Gollancz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geralt the Witcher races to find his missing ward, Ciri, in this fourth novel in the bestselling Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and 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 determined 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...

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 novel of Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster 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. 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

The Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780316273770
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Trapped in a world ruled by the Elves, separated from Geralt and her destiny, Ciri will need all her training as a fighter and sorceress to return to her own time in the fifth novel of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world. . . an Elven world. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher and his companions—and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war. 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

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 to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second novel of Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show, The Witcher, and the blockbuster 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. 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

A Game of Fox Squirrels

A Game of Fox   Squirrels
Author: Jenn Reese
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781250243027
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Andre Norton Award finalist Jenn Reese explores the often thin line between magic and reality, light and darkness in her enchanting middle grade standalone. "Brings to life, viscerally, what it is like to live in fear of abuse—even after the abuse itself is over. But there is magic here too, and the promise of a better future that comes with learning to let people who care about you into your world." —Alan Gratz, New York Times-bestselling author of Refugee “A captivating and touching story... both whimsical and emotionally—sometimes frighteningly—compelling.” —Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy "Magically creative and deeply honest, A Game of Fox & Squirrels merges games and grimness in a fantasy tale that tells the truth." —Elana K. Arnold, Printz Honor-winning author of Damsel and A Boy Called Bat After an incident shatters their family, eleven-year old Samantha and her older sister Caitlin are sent to live in rural Oregon with an aunt they've never met. Sam wants nothing more than to go back to the way things were... before she spoke up about their father's anger. When Aunt Vicky gives Sam a mysterious card game called "A Game of Fox & Squirrels," Sam falls in love with the animal characters, especially the charming trickster fox, Ashander. Then one day Ashander shows up in Sam’s room and offers her an adventure and a promise: find the Golden Acorn, and Sam can have anything she desires. But the fox is hiding rules that Sam isn't prepared for, and her new home feels more tempting than she'd ever expected. As Sam is swept up in the dangerous quest, the line between magic and reality grows thin. If she makes the wrong move, she'll lose far more than just a game. Perfect for fans of Barbara O'Connor, Lauren Wolk, and Ali Benjamin, A Game of Fox & Squirrels is a stunning, heartbreaking novel about a girl who finds the light in the darkness... and ultimately discovers the true meaning of home.

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 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 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"--

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

Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316389716
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Release: 2015-05-19
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geralt the Witcher battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike in Sword of Destiny, the second collection of adventures in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy 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 hunter. Yet he is no ordinary killer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. Sword of Destiny is the follow up to The Last Wish, and together they are the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. 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 Warriors of God Translated from original Polish by David French

The World of the Witcher

The World of the Witcher
Author: Marcin Batylda,CD Projekt Red
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781616554828
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Release: 2015
Editor: Dark Horse Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a visually stunning volume, readers are taken on a guided tour of the fantastical realm of The Wicher video games, where they will meet Geralt, one of the few remaining monster hunters that inhabit this dark world.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: Brian Selznick
Pages: 534
ISBN: 9781407166575
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Release: 2015-09-03
Editor: Scholastic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

The Witcher Universe

The Witcher Universe
Author: Ted West
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9798565743579
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Release: 2020-11-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you like The Witcher from Netflix or the game universe from CD Project and now want to immerse yourself in Andrzej Sapkowski's books The Witcher? Or maybe you are already a fan of the book series and want to recollect or structure information from the Saga? Either way, you've come to the right place! This guide contains interesting knowledge about breathtaking places and deadly monsters that live there, the main heroes and their exploits. Monsters are presented in the bestiary section, where there is information about the most important and interesting monsters that are encountered while reading books or playing through the game. The guide briefly depicts the politics, formation, and population of the kingdoms to give fans a better understanding of the events. A map is also present. Of course, a diagram of the order to read the books is presented, which will allow you to read novels correctly without spoilers. Here is a summary of the guide: the order of reading the Witcher books; description of important events that influenced the history of the Witcher's world; bestiary; location, economy, and politics of kingdoms; races, their history of origin and settlement on the continent; characteristics of the characters of the Saga; and others. All this will help you better understand the story. You will easily navigate the Witcher universe and better understand the actions of the heroes! Geographical objects, monsters, and character names will not cause confusion; you will like this vast universe. The encyclopedia will serve as an excellent addition to the books and the Witcher series of games and is a must in the collection of every true fan of this epic dark fantasy from Andrzej Sapkowski! Enjoy!

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.'

The Witcher Volume 4 Of Flesh and Flame

The Witcher Volume 4  Of Flesh and Flame
Author: Aleksandra Motyka
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781506711133
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Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the hit games by CD Projekt Red! Geralt is summoned by an old acquaintance to help solve a mystery involving his daughter. Upon arriving to investigate the situation, however, Geralt is surprised to find Dandelion, and the duo unexpectedly find themselves transported to regions beyond. After arriving in a dangerous and enigmatic location by mistake, they are forced to hide their identities while faced with an impossible task. Geralt works side by side with a local woman to defeat the dark forces plaguing the land but soon discovers that the situation at hand, in which he believes to be helping with, only leads to more trouble for the witcher and results in all signs pointing towards him as the prime suspect. Featuring the debut of creative team Aleksandra Motyka and Marianna Strychowska, and created in close collaboration with the studio behind the games! Collects issues #1-#4 of the Dark Horse Comics series The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame.

A Time of Courage

A Time of Courage
Author: John Gwynne
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780316502290
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heroes shall rise and fall, the earth shall be stained red, and the fate of the Banished Lands will be decided once and for all in A Time of Courage, the final book in acclaimed fantasy author John Gwynne's Of Blood and Bone trilogy. The demon king Asroth has been freed from his iron prison. Now, alongside his dark bride Fritha, he plans to conquer the whole of the Banished Lands. In the shadows of Forn Forest, Riv and the surviving Ben-Elim desperately search for a way to unite those who remain against Asroth's vast army. Far in the west, Drem is with the Order of the Bright Star, besieged by a demon horde. Their fragile defenses are on the brink of shattering, but they know that it is better to fight and die than to live without hope. And across the Banished Lands, armies are heading south, to settle ancient grudges and decide the fate of humanity. Of Blood and BoneA Time of DreadA Time of BloodA Time of Courage The Faithful and the FallenMaliceValorRuinWrath

Warriors of God

Warriors of God
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781473226197
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Release: 2021-10-21
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WARRIORS OF GOD, the second volume of the Hussite Trilogy by Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the bestselling Witcher series, depicts the adventures of Reynevan and his friends in the years 1427-28 as war erupts across Europe. Reynevan begins by hiding away in Bohemia but soon leaves for Silesia, where he carries out dangerous, secret missions entrusted to him by the leaders of the Hussite religion. At the same time he strives to avenge the death of his brother and discover the whereabouts of his beloved. Once again pursued by multiple enemies, Reynevan is constantly getting into and out of trouble. Sapkowski's deftly written novel delivers gripping action full of numerous twists and mysteries, seasoned with elements of magic and Sapkowski's ever-present - and occasionally bawdy - sense of humour. Fans of the Witcher will appreciate the rich panorama of this slice of the Middle Ages.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0316438987
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Soon to be a major 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 series and the blockbuster 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. 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.