Geralt è uno strigo, un individuo più forte e resistente di qualsiasi essere umano, che si guadagna da vivere uccidendo quelle creature che sgomentano anche i più audaci: demoni, orchi, elfi malvagi... Strappato alla sua famiglia quand'era soltanto un bambino, Geralt è stato sottoposto a un durissimo addestramento, durante il quale gli sono state somministrate erbe e pozioni che lo hanno mutato profondamente. Non esiste guerriero capace di batterlo e le stesse persone che lo assoldano hanno paura di lui. Lo considerano un male necessario, un mercenario da pagare per i suoi servigi e di cui sbarazzarsi il più in fretta possibile. Anche Geralt, però, ha imparato a non fidarsi degli uomini: molti di loro nascondono decisioni spietate sotto la menzogna del bene comune o diffondono ignobili superstizioni per giustificare i loro misfatti. Spesso si rivelano peggiori dei mostri ai quali lui dà la caccia. Proprio come i cavalieri che adesso sono sulle sue tracce: hanno scoperto che Geralt è gravemente ferito e non vogliono perdere l'occasione di eliminarlo una volta per tutte. Per questo lui ha chiesto asilo a Nenneke, sacerdotessa del tempio della dea Melitele e guaritrice eccezionale, nonché l'unica persona che può aiutarlo a ritrovare Yennefer, la bellissima e misteriosa maga che gli ha rubato il cuore?
- ISBN: 8842916595
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 372
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This is a series that has been on my to-read list for years as it is well loved by the vast majority of my Goodreads friends. I decided to finally make a start to it since the Netflix TV adaptation is due later in 2019. Reading book series before watching the TV adaptations worked out fantastic for
“People," Geralt turned his head, "like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like Leggi tutto
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