Blood of Elves (Gollancz S.F.) by Andrzej Sapkowski

By Andrzej Sapkowski

For greater than 100 years people, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived jointly in relative peace. yet occasions have replaced, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once more struggle one another - and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering people and elves, a minimum of these elves who're pleasant to people ...Into this tumultuous time is born a toddler for whom the witchers of the realm were ready. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has unusual powers and a stranger future, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the ability to alter the realm - for solid, or for evil ...Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, has taken Ciri to the relative security of the Witchers' payment, however it quickly turns into transparent that Ciri is different from the opposite witchers. because the political state of affairs grows ever dimmer and the specter of struggle hangs nearly palpably over the land, Geralt searches for somebody to coach Ciri's exact powers. yet another individual has a watch at the younger woman, an individual who comprehend precisely what the prophecy ability - and precisely what Ciri's strength can do. This time Geralt could have met his fit.

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Destiny or no, Kaer Morhen is now her home. At least for a while. Training and swordsmanship amuse her, keep her healthy and fit. They allow her to forget the tragedy she has lived through. This is her home now, Triss. ' 'Masses of Cintrians,' the enchantress said, holding his gaze, 'fled to Verden after the defeat, to Brugge, Temeria and the Islands of Skellige. Amongst them are magnates, barons, knights. Friends, relations ... ' 'Friends and relations did not look for her after the war. ' She smiled at him, not very sincerely but very prettily.

Triss,' started Geralt, 'listen—' 'No, you listen. You haven't subjected Ciri to violent mutations, haven't touched her hormones, haven't tried any elixirs or Grasses on her. And that's to be praised. That was sensible, responsible and humane. ' 'The mushrooms whose secrets you guard so carefully,' she explained, 'do, indeed, keep the girl wonderfully fit and strengthen her muscles. The herbs guarantee an ideal metabolic rate and hasten her development. All this taken together and helped along by gruelling training causes certain changes in her build, in her adipose tissue.

Uncle Vesemir! ' 'I agree . ' Vesemir wheezed out. 'Of course, I agree . ' Only now did Geralt take his hand from his forehead. ' The enchantress nodded slightly towards him and innocently fluttered her eyelashes, winding a chestnut lock around her finger. Geralt's face seemed almost graven from stone. 'You behaved very properly and politely, Ciri,' he said, 'offering Miss Merigold our ongoing hospitality in Kaer Morhen. ' Ciri reddened and smiled broadly. The enchantress gave her the next pre-arranged sign.

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