Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves

By Andrzej Sapkowski

  • Release Date: 2009-05-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 142 Ratings

Description

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.
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.
Blood of Elves is the first full-length Witcher novel, and the perfect follow up if you've read The Last Wish collection.

Witcher novelsBlood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake
Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By Beasty17379054110064
    An intriguing and well done set-up for the next books in the series.
  • Blood Elves

    3
    By Krashenberne
    Not is dynamic read as the other four books. It is interesting to see how Ciri's young adulthood went. I hope this author writes another book or two of this World he created.
  • Incredible book

    5
    By Menelaus8
    I read this book after playing the Witcher 3 because I became so interested in the story of the game, and after reading the book I was not disappointed in the slightest. The book is excellent especially with a new level of understanding the characters you play as/encounter in the game. In addition, it is masterfully written and a light and true joy to read! Recommend it for those that have and have not played the video games yet!!
  • BORING

    1
    By Jack Sawyer1001
    Slogging through this waste of money was tedious at best. There's no humor or battles like The Last Wish (which was a great read). This book spends its entire story basically setting up for his next story which I don't think I'll buy especially if it's more of the same. Is this an endless setup for the next story ad infinitum?
  • Awesome

    5
    By Tizmatic
    Quick, fun read!
  • Great start

    5
    By Fortress25
    While not centering around the witcher as much as I expected, it was still a great start to the series. Cant wait for the rest to be translated to english.