Andrzej Sapkowski’s New York Times bestselling Witcher series has inspired the hit Netflix show and multiple blockbuster video games, and has transported millions of fans around the globe to an epic, unforgettable world of magic and adventure.
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But that peace has now come to an end.
Geralt of Rivia, the hunter known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. The one who 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 pursued for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all. And the Witcher never accepts defeat.
Join Geralt of Rivia; his beloved ward and the child of prophecy, Ciri; and his ally and love, the powerful sorceress Yennefer as they battle monsters, demons, and prejudices alike in Blood of Elves, the first novel of The Witcher Saga.
Witcher story collections
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 (stand alone)
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God
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.