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The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher) (original 1997; edition 2016)

by Andrzej Sapkowski (Author), David French (Translator)

Series: The Witcher (7)

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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...… (more)
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Title:The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher)
Authors:Andrzej Sapkowski (Author)
Other authors:David French (Translator)
Info:Orbit (2016), 464 pages
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The Tower of Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski (1997)

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4/5 estrellas.
Me ha gustado. Lo empecé con un poco de miedo porque el anterior me desilusionó un poco, igual es que no tenía las expectativas tan altas como el anterior 😂.
De todas formas me ha gustado tiene bastante escenas de acción y aparece mucho más Ciri lo que ha ayudado a que me gustara mucho más.
También me ha gustado más el personaje de Milva. Se ha convertido en uno de mis personajes favoritos junto con Ciri.
Lo malo es que había algunas partes que se me hicieron bastante cuesta arriba e hicieron que me costará volver a meterme en la lectura y las partes que aparecía Yennefer no me parecieron tan entretenidas excepto las últimas.
En conclusión me a gustado y lo recomiendo. ( )
  airun95 | Mar 24, 2020 |
This is the best witcher book so far. I loved it. So much happens! Ciri is hunted and found and lost again, plots are revealed, villains are being terribly villanous, traitors traitorous, sorceresses sorcerous... Ciri becomes Death. the Elder Blood makes her powerful, and her witcher training a deadly force with the sword. Hunters become the hunted. The ending is magical... and goes right into the next book. Gotta read on... ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Definitely more happening here than the previous novel. A wounded Ciri regales a friendly hermit with her adventures with the Rats and their end at the hands of a bounty hunter. More people are after Ciri because of her Elder Blood, all for their own personal gain. Geralt, meanwhile, continues his search for the druid circle that can reveal where Ciri is, but he too has someone after his head.

Parts of the story is told through flashbacks, from Ciri and those hunting Ciri and occasionally Geralt. The Equinox is used as a reference to make it easier to tell how things happen chronologically, and which sections are "live." ( )
  High_Enginseer | Mar 9, 2018 |
In this 4th novel of the Witcher saga, Ciri finally finds kindness in the form of Vysogota, a bookish hermit, who takes her in after she is severely injured. She relates how her gang is slaughtered by Bonhart, and how she barely managed to escape. Meanwhile, Geralt and Yennefer are independently continuing their search for ciri. Dark omens are building here, surrounding both Ciri and demonic shadows trying to find her. The political wars are becoming ever more complicated, as are the magical feuds.

The first 70 odd pages of this novel, focusing on Ciri, are far more gripping than much of the previous novel. But there are intermittent ponderous sections after this, and I really do wish that that plot would speed up considerably at this stage. I am slowly losing patience with the series, and really hope that the plot moves faster in the next novel. ( )
  RachDan | May 7, 2017 |
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In una notte nera come il lutto giunsero a Dun Dâre,

dove la giovane striga aveva il suo rifugio,

e affinché non potesse sfuggir loro

circondarono il borgo senza indugio.

In una notte nera come il lutto vollero prenderla

con l’inganno, impresa disperata.

Prima che il pallido sole sorgesse, trenta cadaveri

giacevano sulla strada maestra gelata.


Canzone da cantastorie sullo spaventoso massacro
avvenuto a Dun Dâre nella notte di Saovine
«Posso darti tutto ciò che desideri», disse la fata. «La ricchezza, il potere e uno scettro, la gloria, una vita lunga e felice. Scegli.»

«Non voglio la ricchezza o la gloria, e neppure il potere o uno scettro», rispose la striga. «Voglio un cavallo, che sia nero e inafferrabile come l’impetuoso vento notturno. Voglio una spada, che sia lucente e affilata come un raggio di luna. Voglio percorrere il mondo nella nera notte in sella al mio cavallo nero, voglio colpire le forze del Male e dell’Oscurità con la mia spada luminosa. Questo è ciò che desidero.»

«Ti darò un cavallo più nero della notte e più veloce dell’impetuoso vento notturno», promise la fata. «Ti darò una spada più lucente e affilata di un raggio di luna. Ma chiedi molto, striga, dunque dovrai pagarmi profumatamente.»

«E con cosa? Non posseggo nulla.»

«Col tuo sangue.»

Flourens Delannoy, Favole e leggende
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Wie allgemein bekannt, dreht sich das Weltall - wie auch das Leben - im Kreis.
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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...

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