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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 Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show 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.
Look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, available now!
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms
The Tower of Fools
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s rare to find something totally fresh in a genre as long established as fantasy. That makes a novel like Andrzej Sapkowski’s Blood of Elves—the first novel in his five-book Witcher Saga—impossible to pass up. Twelve-year-old Ciri is the prophesied savior of a war-ravaged world…and heir to the throne. But she won’t survive to fulfill her destiny unless renowned witch-killer Geralt abandons his life as an assassin to guide and protect her. The epic story’s clashing kingdoms definitely gave us Tolkien and George R.R. Martin vibes, but it’s Sapkowski’s strange, mystical, and yet totally relatable characters that make his world-building so memorable. Thanks to the ever-shifting dynamic between the novel’s precocious sorceress-in-training and the steely sword-for-hire hero, we’re locked in for the rest of the series.
The Witcher books are some of the most compelling fantasy novels I have been lucky enough to read.