BLOOD OF ELVES, THE WITCHER SERIES, BOOK THREE, by Andrej Sapkowski, Hachette Book Group, ORBIT


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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.

The Witcher returns in this sequel to The Last Wish, as the inhabitants of his world become embroiled in a state of total war.
The Last Wish
The Sword of Destiny
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire

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MY THOUGHTS:

I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.

So, I know this wasn’t the first book on my list to read and when it came in I sorta moved it to the top of the list, but come on… there’s elves, dwarfs, dragons and gnomes in it!!!!!!!!!

And… and… there’s a video game out based loosely on this series….

<takes a deep breath and calms down>

Okay, I’m over it.

This series starts off with two books of short stories that form the backstory for book three, the first full length book of the series.

Blood of Elves is the first full length written story of the series that at the time of this review, there were seven books? The first books were short mini stories involving the main character who was a swordsman for hire to kill monsters and such. There’s a lot of Urban Fantasy vibes and fairy tale references, plenty of fast paced parts to keep you wanting more.

I love this book and know that all fantasy lovers will too, especially if they like the old style fantasy stories with strong settings, solid plot developments and excellent character growth. Lots going on and adventures, humor and realistic effects to crazy conflicts.

I recommend this series to all, but suggest you definitely start with Book One…

I gave this book:

5-star

 

 

 

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