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by Andrzej Sapkowski

  • Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • ISBN: 0575084847
  • ISBN13: 978-0575084841
  • ePub: 1780 kb | FB2: 1623 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Gollancz; paperback / softback edition (2008)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 120
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Blood of Elves ePub download

SFX on Blood of Elves. Books by Andrzej Sapkowski. Verily I say unto you, the era of the sword and axe is nigh, the era of the wolf’s blizzard.

SFX on Blood of Elves. The Time of the White Chill and the White Light is nigh, the Time of Madness and the Time of Contempt: Tedd Deireádh, the Time of End.

The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas. Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish. One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read.

A book in the Witcher series, 2008. Original title: Krew Elfow, 1994.

Following The Last Wish, BLOOD OF ELVES is the new novel starring Geralt of Rivia, the inspiration for the videogame The Witcher.

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski. Watch for the signs! What signs these shall be, I say unto you: first the earth will flow with the blood of Aen Seidhe, the Blood of Elve. or 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. Following The Last Wish, BLOOD OF ELVES is the new novel starring Geralt of Rivia, the inspiration for the videogame The Witcher.

Blood of Elves (Polish: Krew elfów) is the first novel in the Witcher Saga written by the Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, first published in Poland in 1994

Blood of Elves (Polish: Krew elfów) is the first novel in the Witcher Saga written by the Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, first published in Poland in 1994. It is a sequel to the Witcher short stories collected in the books The Last Wish (Ostatnie życzenie) and Sword of Destiny (Miecz przeznaczenia) and is followed by Time of Contempt (Czas pogardy). The book won the Janusz A. Zajdel Award and David Gemmell Legend Award awards

As a big fan of the video games which were adapted from this series, I was of course interested in reading the books, but as waiting for the English translation from its original Polish already required a bit of patience, I never really dared hope that the audiobooks would be coming too.

This was book 3 out of the Witcher series - what really attracted me to the book and continued to keep me interested is the fact that there is no "boring moment" and the story line continues to excite. me as a reader with more events and surprises that continue to come up. I haven't played the video game perhaps i will play it once I am done with the entire series. I would personally recommend this book to everyone who is looking for something interesting thats far from reality and full of surprises with a good story line

She did not know how very wrong she was. Andrzej Sapkowski. Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland.

Sometimes she studied books, sometimes read letters which she received by means of strange couriers, usually birds. At times she simply sat gazing into the distance. With one hand, and lost in thought, she ruffled her black, shiny locks, with the other she stroked Ciri's head as she sat on the grass, snuggled up to the magician's warm, firm thigh. She did not know how very wrong she was.

автор: Анджей Сапковский (Andrzej Sapkowski). The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. Читать на английском и переводить текст. Except as permitted under the .

Blood of Elves
melody of you
This story is excellent and if you have played The Witcher videogames then you will appreciate it all the more (and vice versa)

I'm really just writing this review so people don't fall into the same trap that I did and skip over Swords of Destiny before reading this one. Amazon has this labelled as Book 2 and has Swords of Destiny labelled as Book 4. That is because Swords of Destiny was published later (the English version at least), but in terms of the story this is the order I would recommend reading them in: Last Wish, Swords of Destiny, Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, Tower of Swallows, and Lady of the Lake (coming out in 2017). The Last Wish and Swords of Destiny are collections of short stories, but the rest all follow a specific story arc so it is really better to at least read the rest in the order that I mentioned. Hope that helps!
Kagaramar
4.5/5 stars

Both as a fantasy reader and Witcher fan buy I can safely say this book is amazing.

Pros.
-Characters are very numerous, yet they are some of the most defined characters I've ever read in a novel.
-The world the book is set in is full of wonder and mysteries
-The pacing is quick and the Witcher is always on the move.
-There is adult content and violence but the author doesn't go out of the way to shove it in your face like other novels I've read.

Cons.
-The writing style feels a little strange but that's probably because the book has been translated from another language.

For people who haven't played the video game and are new to the series this book is a well paced action/adventure/even kind of drama novel that revolves around a wanderer called a Geralt of Rivia. A Witcher, or a professional monster bounty hunter who kills evil monsters(there are good monsters too!) if the price is right.

For people who have played the video games, there isn't any overlap story wise(you aren't reading the video game), you will find a great deal of back story and how many of the people you meet playing as Geralt aren't just random characters thrown in by a developer but people who have a long history with the Witcher and have had purpose in Geralt's past.
LoboThommy
This book was unexpected. It has all the trappings of high-fantasy - elves, dwarves , dragons, wizards, lost princesses - but it also has depth and intelligence. The characters are surprisingly real, with flaws and hopes that draw the reader in. Sapkowski gives us heroes we can identify with, heroes we want to root for. The villains are fleshed out and believable. The tone is tounge-in-cheek, but direct. I highly recommend Blood of Elves. People who like Michael Swanwick, Andy Remic, and Roger Zelazney will be well satisfied. You should read The Last Wish first, though. The stories in that collection set up this series. Not necessary, but recommended.
Lemana
I think I have to preface this review by saying that I love The Witcher games, so I might be a little biased when I say I like the books. Especially since I've already fallen in love with these characters. That being said, I think the developers did a pretty decent job at being loyal to the source material.

I'm not 100% sure which order you are supposed to read these books. It's also harder because these books were originally written in Sapkowski's native language of Polish and are translated to English, so sometimes I think it takes a lot longer to be translated. Some Polish speaking fans have even just taken to translating the books themselves! But, I think you are supposed to read the two short story collections The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny before reading this novel. I think it gives you more background before reading this one.

What I really like about this novel is that we get to see more of Geralt and Ciri. YAY! I love getting to see this crotchety old man really care for this strange girl that basically gets dropped into his lap. Ciri doesn't have a good relationship with her real parents, but I love the bond that she forms with Geralt. I also love when the Sorceress Triss comes to visit The Witchers at Kaer Morhen she has to explain to them that they have no idea how to raise girls!

I like that we get to see Ciri spend a lot time with Yennefer. It gave me more insight in Yenn as a character. In the short story collections she's really cold and unfeeling and she messes with Geralt's feelings a lot. Although, I think she also thinks Geralt has no feelings so she treats him like this as a way to protect herself. When Yenn is teaching Ciri about magic, there's a really strong bond between them. I loved the teasing relationship between them.

Although I loved how Sapkowski builds the foundation for this found family, there were a few things about this novel that I just couldn't get into. First of all, I'm not a fan of really long chapters, and this book had very long chapters! Maybe this was just because it's a translation, but I would have liked it to be broken up a little more. Another thing that bothered me was a chapter when all the Kings get together to talk about if Ciri is still alive. Like Geralt, I don't care about politics so I found this chapter SUPER boring!
just one girl
Well, if you like the Witcher, you have to start somewhere. This book reads like an introduction to the later novels. There are a lot of hard-to-pronounce names dropped in unison during conventions of characters, and it's quite hard to care unless you are already familiar with the politics of the series (which should be difficult for someone actually reading this book first.)
Finally, there are cases of some really bad writing style, which I know someone anonymous like myself would've gotten 2 star reviews for - like having pages of pure dialog, without any description of the scenery or actions it apparently takes place in, leaving everything to the imagination, as if we were watching a video that already provides these details for us.
Still, seen as part of a whole, and if you're interested in getting acquainted with the Witcher series, you need to read Blood of Elves for the background.
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