The Malady and Other Stories

An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147320299X
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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A sample of offerings from international fantasy superstar Andrzej Sapkowski, and the perfect introduction to his work. Best known for his series of stories and novels about Geralt, the Witcher, Sapkowski is one of the most successful fantasy authors in the world. Contains: 2 complete Witcher short stories taken from THE LAST WISH The first chapter of BLOOD OF ELVES, the first Witcher novel An exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming BAPTISM OF FIRE, the third full-length book in the series A non-Witcher short story, THE MALADY

Blood of Elves


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316073714
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher. *Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018* 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

Baptism of Fire


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316219169
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher *Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018* The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands. The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Time of Contempt. 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 David French

The World of the Witcher


Author: Marcin Batylda,CD Projekt Red
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 1616554827
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 184
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In a visually stunning volume, readers are taken on a guided tour of the fantastical realm of The Wicher video games, where they will meet Geralt, one of the few remaining monster hunters that inhabit this dark world.

The Last Wish

Introducing the Witcher
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316055086
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games. *Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018* Geralt is a witcher. Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

Season of Storms


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316441619
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Enter the world of The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the world fantasy award for lifetime achievement. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering. The season of storms is coming... Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

The Tower of Swallows


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316273767
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to Baptism of Fire, in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired The Witcher video games. *Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018* 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... 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 David French

The Time of Contempt


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316219142
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill -- but only if she lives to use it. A coup threatens the Wizard's Guild.War breaks out across the lands.A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life...... and Ciri, in whose hands the world's fate rests, has vanished... The Witcher returns in this sequel to Blood of Elves. 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 David French

Killing Gravity


Author: Corey J. White
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 0765395088
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Mars Xi can kill you with her mind, but she'll need more than psychic powers to save her in Killing Gravity, the thrilling science fiction space adventure debut by Corey J. White. Before she escaped in a bloody coup, MEPHISTO transformed Mariam Xi into a deadly voidwitch. Their training left her with terrifying capabilities, a fierce sense of independence, a deficit of trust, and an experimental pet named Seven. She’s spent her life on the run, but the boogeymen from her past are catching up with her. An encounter with a bounty hunter has left her hanging helpless in a dying spaceship, dependent on the mercy of strangers. Penned in on all sides, Mariam chases rumors to find the one who sold her out. To discover the truth and defeat her pursuers, she’ll have to stare into the abyss and find the secrets of her past, her future, and her terrifying potential. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows


Author: Paul Tobin
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630087009
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 136
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Explore the dark and gritty world of the hit video game series, as Geralt and Ciri become embroiled in a brutal story of revenge. In this ruthless world, the past always comes back to haunt you, and nothing is as it seems. Collects issues #1-#5 of the Dark Horse Digital series The Witcher: Curse of Crows.

Scars of Betrayal


Author: Sophia James
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373297882
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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The long-kept secret Cassandra Northrup had believed Nathaniel dead…until now. Once, she had loved him, given herself to him in the hidden depths of the snow-covered Pyrenees. But then she had betrayed him…. Relief at the sight of Nathaniel turns to darkest shame as Cassie sees the hate in his eyes. Years have passed and their physical scars have faded, but the pain runs deeper than ever. Yet passion can be born out of betrayal—and as desire crackles between them once more, will Cassie reveal the secret she's long kept hidden? "Intriguing, sexy…her hero will win hearts." —RT Book Reviews on The Dissolute Duke

The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316438971
Category: Fiction
Page: 1216
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This special boxed set includes the first three novels in Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy saga -- the books that introduced the world to THE WITCHER and inspired the hit Witcher video games. *Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018* "The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy." ---B&N 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. In Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, and Baptism of Fire, Sapkowski brings a fresh new voice to fantasy fiction, creating something wholly dark and exciting in this world of fairy tales and witchers.

The Lady of the Lake


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316273775
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Tower of Swallows, in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired The Witcher video games. After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world... an Elven world. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war. 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 David French

The Witcher Adult Coloring Book


Author: C. D. Projekt CD Projekt Red
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506706371
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 96
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Forty-five colorable images from the fantastical world of The Witcher! Journey along with Geralt, Ciri, Triss, Yennefer, Roach, Shani, and all of your favorite Witcher characters in a variety of fantastic settings . . . all inspired by the hit video game franchise with The Witcher Adult Coloring Book. Featuring uniquely designed and highly detailed black and white illustrations inspired by the games; this compilation of exquisitely crafted images is a must-have for Witcher fans worldwide!

The Gift of Hadrborg


Author: James Fadeley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692775080
Category:
Page: 230
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In the troubled city of Strand, the City Watch and Governor's Guard struggle to fend off the criminal empires who rule their streets. Between the corruption, smuggling, underground slaving, mass larceny and a rebellious group attempting to usurp the throne, Guardsman Eirik's life shows no signs of getting any easier. Yet the arrival of group seeking a stolen artifact heralds a coming disaster for the already rotten city. Uncertain if he can trust his own people, Eirik has little choice but to throw in his lot with two enigmatic varl and a country boy. Toss in a conman seeking vengeance and a slave-turned-bodyguard with an elusive agenda, and Eirik has his work cut out for him. But even if his questionable allies and the hordes of eager thugs don't kill him, the plot they discover threatens to rip Strand apart. And may destroy the fragile varl-human alliance that maintains the peace with their giant neighbors in the north... The Gift of Hadrborg is an action-packed prequel novel to Stoic Studio's critically acclaimed The Banner Saga Part 1, which was funded through Kickstarter to wild success.

Sword of Destiny


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316389714
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher. Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. This is a collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH. Join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike... Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture


Author: Konrad Dominas,Bogdan Trocha,Elżbieta Wesołowska
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443893188
Category: History
Page: 340
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Spiritus flat ubi vult academicus. It seems evident that the study of antiquity and the study of antiquity’s persistence will continue to be distributed ubique terrarum. This pleasing circumstance was exemplified in January 2014, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an institution named after Poland’s influential nineteenth-century epic and lyric poet. As part of an ongoing series of such academic meetings, the university hosted the Seventh International Conference on Fantasy and Wonder. Its topic was Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture. Several of the papers given in Poznań appear in this volume in revised form. They demonstrate the continuing presence of the past, or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present and, by extension, for the future.

The Broken Eye


Author: Brent Weeks
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316235555
Category: Fiction
Page: 816
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New York Times bestseller The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife. As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism--he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye. Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector's Edition

Prima Official Game Guide
Author: David Hodgson
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 9780804162982
Category: Games
Page: 528
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Bundled With Exclusive Bonus Items: - The Witcher Grimoire: This 96-page book of lore is brimming with rare knowledge about the lands, monsters, people and pastimes of the world of The Witcher. Created by David S. Hodgson, this book can only be found in the Collectible Hardcover Guide. - Art Section featuring more than 30 pages devoted to the beautiful world of The Witcher 3. Collectible Hardcover Guide Includes: - Deluxe foil stamped hardcover strategy guide featuring exclusive art specifically created by the artists at CD Projekt Red. - 100% complete walkthrough for all the quests in the game! - Comprehensive Witcher Training including lengthy tutorials for combat, skills and abilities, crafting, the game of Gwent, and more! - A full atlas of locations and detailed information devoted to the areas within the world of The Witcher. - Complete bestiary covering all types of foes and monsters in the world of The Witcher 3—discover the best strategies for dispatching every enemy you face! - Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience. These limited edition guides will only be printed once. When they are sold out, they will be gone forever!