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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
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Blood of Elves

by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Series: Geralt Saga (1), Witcher Saga (1)

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Libro de fantasía al uso que añade ciertos elementos que lo hacen especial. En primer lugar, y de manera muy similar a juego de tronos, el libro toma un punto de vista "realista" y adulto de la fantasía épica, en el que la política adquiere un papel muy importante y en el que las cosas no son tan sencillas como parecen. La narrativa evoluciona constantemente a lo largo del libro: en algunos casos épica y grandilocuente, y en otros usando el sarcasmo de una manera muy original. Con respecto a la historia en sí misma, y aunque se trata del volumen tercero, se puede recomendar su lectura teniendo en cuenta que los dos primeros volúmenes sólo contienen historias cortas. Sin embargo, se trata tan sólo de la primera parte de una historia más larga y el final te deja con la miel en los labios. ( )
  pablosuau | Mar 25, 2014 |
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  lencicki | Aug 28, 2013 |
This book really frustrated me. It's well written, and far more ambitious than The Last Wish. But it ends in the middle of nowhere. Nothing is resolved. No story has been fully told. It's like the author went on vacation, and the publisher happened to stop by and pick up the manuscript and publish it. I really don't recommend picking this up until the next Witcher book comes out in August 2013. ( )
1 vote AlexEpstein | May 12, 2013 |
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  orbitbooks | May 9, 2013 |
Rather than the short stories in [b:The Last Wish|1128434|The Last Wish (The Witcher)|Andrzej Sapkowski|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1181224890s/1128434.jpg|2293675] this is a full length Witcher novel. And for all that Geralt is only in around half the novel. I would have preferred a lot more around the Witcher himself rather than on Ciri. But it still was a good book though a little slow to begin with.

I wish they would hurry and finish translating the rest of the series though as I have no idea how long I'll have to wait for the next one. ( )
  Shirezu | Mar 31, 2013 |
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A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don’t miss it!
 

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Andrzej Sapkowskiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simon, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Verily I say unto you, the era of the sword and axe is nigh, the era of the wolf's blizzard. The Time of the White Chill and the White Light is nigh, the Time of Madness and the Time of Contempt: Tedd Deireadh, the Time of End. The world will die admist frost and be reborn with the new sun. It will be reborn of the Elder blood, of Hen Ichaer, of the seed that has been sown. A seed which will not sprout but will burst into flame.
Ess'tuatha esse! Thus it shall be! 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 Elves...
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Ithlinne Aegli eap Aevenien's prophecy
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The town was in flames.
Die Stadt brannte.
Die engen Straßen, die zum Graben führten, zur ersten Terrasse, verströmten Rauch und Hitze, die Flammen verzehrten die dicht gedrängten Strohdächer, leckten an den Mauern des Schlosses. Von Westen her, vom Hafentor, drang Geschrei heran, der Lärm eines erbitterten Kampfes, die dumpfen Stöße des Rammbocks, unter denen die Mauern erbebten.
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There's no such thing as a fair fight. You have to make use of every advantage and every opportunity that you get.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031602919X, Mass Market Paperback)

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 Elves...

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.

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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:11 -0400)

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Into a tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witches of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a strange destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world: for good, or for evil.… (more)

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