By Andrzej Sapkowski
For greater than 100 years people, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived jointly in relative peace. yet occasions have replaced, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once more struggle one another - and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering people and elves, a minimum of these elves who're pleasant to people ...Into this tumultuous time is born a baby for whom the witchers of the realm were ready. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has unusual powers and a stranger future, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the facility to alter the area - for solid, or for evil ...Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, has taken Ciri to the relative safeguard of the Witchers' cost, however it quickly turns into transparent that Ciri is different from the opposite witchers. because the political scenario grows ever dimmer and the specter of struggle hangs nearly palpably over the land, Geralt searches for somebody to coach Ciri's designated powers. yet another individual has a watch at the younger woman, an individual who comprehend precisely what the prophecy capacity - and precisely what Ciri's strength can do. This time Geralt could have met his fit.
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Where does a humanoid have its carotid artery? On top of its head? What's happening? ' Ha, thought Triss. So it is truth, not a legend. She is the one. 1 guessed correctly. She decided to attack without delay, not allowing the witchers to try any ruses. ' she said indicating Ciri. 'I see you have applied yourselves to fulfilling the demands of fate and destiny? But it seems you have muddled the stories, boys. In the fairy-tales I was told, shepherdesses and orphans become princesses. But here, I see, a princess is becoming a witcher.
I want some juice! ' 'Don't slouch,' said Lambert, stealing a glance at Triss from the corner of his eye. 'And don't wipe your mouth with your sleeve! Finish your food; it's time for training. ' Triss finished her porridge. 'Ciri fell on the Trail yesterday. Nothing serious, but it was because of that jester's outfit she wears. ' Vesemir cleared his throat and turned his eyes away. Aha, thought the enchantress, so it's your work, master of the sword. Predictable enough, Ciri's short tunic does look as if it has been cut out with a knife and sewn together with an arrowhead.
She smiled. 'Fortunately, not. She is developing healthily and normally and is built like a young dryad - it's a pleasure to look at her. ' 'We will,' promised Vesemir. 'Thank you for the warning, child. What else? You said three . . ' 'Indeed. This is the second: Ciri must not be allowed to grow wild. She has to have contact with the world. With her peers. She has to be decently educated and prepared for a normal life. Let her wave her sword about for the time being. You won't turn her into a witcher without mutation anyway, but having a witcher's training won't harm her.
Blood of Elves (Gollancz S.F.) by Andrzej Sapkowski