Tre ombre cavalcano nella notte. Sono tre sicari, lanciati all’inseguimento della loro prossima vittima. Tuttavia non sanno di essere a loro volta seguiti da una creatura più forte e più resistente di qualsiasi essere umano: Geralt di Rivia, l’assassino di mostri. In circostanze normali, lo strigo non si sporcherebbe le mani per eliminare dei comuni criminali, ma stavolta è diverso. Perché quei tre sono stati assoldati per uccidere la principessa Ciri e, se ci riusciranno, il mondo intero sarà perduto: Ciri è la Fiamma di Cintra, la maga di cui parlano le profezie, l’unica forza in grado di contrastare i piani dell’imperatore di Nilfgaard – lo spietato conquistatore del Nord – e di riportare la pace tra i popoli della terra. Per questo è essenziale che Ciri arrivi sana e salva sull’isola di Thanedd, dove si stanno radunando tutti gli altri maghi. E Geralt è disposto a ogni sacrificio pur di proteggere il suo cammino. Però nessuno può immaginare che la principessa non sarà al sicuro nemmeno sull’isola. Sebbene sia difesa da incantesimi potentissimi, le spie di Nilfgaard sono infatti sbarcate persino in quel luogo isolato. E adesso sono in attesa, pronte a colpire...
- ISBN: 8842923087
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 434
Actual rating: 1.5 stars . I may or may not be a teensy little bit pissed off right now. Perhaps. ① The ranting is strong in this one. Consider your little selves warned. ② Yes, I know, I read this book wrong. ③ You're welcome. I wasn't going to write this review today but there's a slight chance my exos Leggi tutto
"I mistook stars reflected in a pond at night for those in the sky." The narrative commences at what seems like a time of contempt indeed. The Kings aren't conversing with the Mages as they have previously, the Nilfgaardian army is still planning for war, and the Scoia'tael (Squirrels) are attacking Leggi tutto
The person everybody was searching for in the previous book was still at large with Geralt being one of the two people who could guess the whereabouts. This means everybody was still conducting the search, but this time it became clear that the aim was to make sure the person in question is really d Leggi tutto
I am odds with this series. The Last Wish is a million miles away from what these have become, which is just generic fantasy that is badly written (or translated). In The Last Wish we have good battles with monsters, re-tellings of our own fairytales and interesting characters. In this series, which Leggi tutto
If A Game of Thrones books were penned by Andrzej Sapkowski, he would've written a whole installment on Red Wedding.
Check out my review for The Time of Contempt on Grimdark Magazine at: Grimdark Magazine Time of Contempt, the second full-length novel in The Witcher universe continues where Blood of Elves left off, and thrust us back into the world that is now teeming with politics and inter-race war. “Always take Leggi tutto
Ich bin nach wie vor Fan! Allerdings muss ich bei diesem Buch einen Stern abziehen, da mich das Buch in der Mitte mal kurz ein wenig verloren hatte. Zu viele Namen, zu viele Orte/Regionen und zu viele Erzählperspektiven. Da war ich dann kurz mal raus. Der Rest des Buches war aber wieder absolut toll. Leggi tutto
”You were all right. Only I, the naive, anachronistic and stupid Witcher, was wrong.” 4.5**** Wow this was a great book. This was action-packed, political and war-filled. There were also some important revelations in reference to why Nilfgaard is desperately searching for Ciri. Additionally, there was Leggi tutto
This is my favorite book in the series so far. Ciri and Geralt really go through some difficult changes which makes this novel all the more interesting. So whereas “Blood of Elves” sets up the idea of Ciri being at the center of courtly intrigue and politics, with Geralt and Yennefer trying to prote Leggi tutto
Ummmm. These books are maybe not worth your time. I'm reading them to get ready for the show coming to Netflix. It's giving me great insight into the character, but since I've never played the game, I feel a piece is missing. This one was more enjoyable than the first. I wish they weren't so chopping Leggi tutto
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