Blood of Elves has ratings and reviews. Claire said: I struggled a lot with this book: I wanted to like it, since I’ve heard really good thi. Blood of Elves [Andrzej Sapkowski] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geralt the Witcher-revered and hated-holds the line against the . Blood of Elves (Polish: Krew elfów) is the first novel in the Witcher saga written by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is a sequel to the Witcher short story collections Sword.

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The vibe and the point of the scene are expressed well but it’s not always easy to keep a perfect picture of progression.

See all 8 questions about Blood of Elves…. Dec 29, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: A film by the same title was compiled from excerpts andrzzej the television series but both have xapkowski critical and box office failures. This seemed like a well constructed but quite safe progression to the novel side of things.

The world itself is an unoriginal hodgepodg Perhaps it’s because it is a translated book, but I found it to be an extremely choppy and disconnected story, full of anachronistic dialogue, abrupt changes of scene, large gaps in sequence and character development, full of long-winded explanations via clumsy narrative dialogue, repetitive action sequences, and generally boring. Likewise, it’s a very slow and characterization-driven piece versus event-driven.

All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ri We personally evaluate subjects or events by themselves. Also, the pacing of the dialogue and narrative not the story itself!

Blood of Elves

A quick read, won’t challenge you much and will give you a good dose of non-YA fantasy goodness if that’s what you’re looking for it’s why I gravitated toward it but it is by no means anything brilliant or ground-breaking. Through some conversations with people anndrzej read or are reading this series, I’ve learned this was the second and last book translated by Danusia Stok. Nilfgaardian financial power is ruining the northern economy, Nilfgaardian emissaries agitate aristocrats and merchants against their monarchs, elves and dwarves have formed partisan groups called Scoia’tael Squirrels and are conducting acts of terror against humans – and in every major city cultists are prophesying that the world will end, unless the Savior comes from the South.


The plot sounds very interesting.

Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #3) by Andrzej Sapkowski (1 star ratings)

So if you want to talk to me about the games, sorry! Coming back a couple of months later I had another go, skimming through the dull argument I gave it a couple more chapters but it never improved. He’s a complex character as he’s been genetically mutated to be a heartless monster killer but he has extreme morals and will not take sides in any sort of debacle. Sin embargo, no es una diferencia radical: Loved “The Last Wish. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again.

Excellent psychology of characters, wonderful world, earth shattering story, monsters, love, war, politics, legends Geralt – the character who established Sapkowski in Poland – features strongly in the first half of the novel, making for a kind yet hard-headed and enigmatic protagonist.

Unfortunately it did not. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for Jul sapkowsii, Mili rated it really liked it.

The main drama is caused by a fire-scarred magical-wielding individual who has an unknown vendetta against Geralt and wants Ciri. This review has been reproduced courtesy andrzzej Total Sci Fi.

Blood Of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

In “The Last Wish”, there’s a story where Geralt was invitied to an event by Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra and he was asked to disguise himself. Boood plan on continuing this series as I do enjoy it. Blood of Elves is very conversation heavy. I’ve mentioned before I’m not a huge fan of the Yennefer and Geralt romance. The continent where the series takes place once was inhabited by elves and dwarves until human-kind came and established their own order, building over Elfish cities and reducing any non-humans to second-class citizens.


Thanks Przemek, here’s a translation into English thanks Google: No one gives us this on the tray.

However, he is barely in here so don’t get excited. Having trouble reading first chapter.

I really wanted to like nadrzej, but none of the characters feel fleshed-out or realistic, and the story itself drags along like a wounded locomotive. It makes me want to see how this story translates in The Hexer movie that was released in Poland in and it makes me very eager for the movie to comeespecially if I could have Mads Mikkelsen as Geralt.

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This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the s. Blood of Elves consciously echoes pogroms and internment camps when it discusses how humans rail against The Other despite, as characters have pointed out, that elves have been mingling with humans for ages and a lot of people have some elven ancestry.

View all 38 comments. Blold also begins training in magic with the sorceress Triss Merigold. Parallels could be made to the European conquest of the New World, such as Christopher Columbus’s voyage or the Native American skirmishes that encompassed most of the 16th through 19th centuries.

The kind of book that puts me off fantasy.

Comparing Sapkowski’s style, prose and worldbuilding to Tolkien, Erikson or Kerr is absolutely misplaced.