Book Review: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski


Title: Blood of Elves

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 398

Release Date: May 1st, 2009

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

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.


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If you've watched the Witcher season 2, you know the story in this book. If you haven't watched it, you really should.

The story follows our friend Geralt the Witcher on his quest to keep Ciri, the prophesied child safe. Its a really sweet story, really. Geralt feels an almost parental love toward Ciri, even though Witcher's don't feel emotions. He teaches her to protect herself and makes sure the powers that are growing inside of her are kept in check, although that's a little out of his hands.

The author paints a wonderful picture of the world our characters are in, and the characters themselves are wonderfully different from each other making their interactions realistic. The only thing I need more of, is actual story. These books are too short for fantasy novels, but I still love them.

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