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Baptism of Fire

Baptism of Fire

(Book #5 in The Witcher series)

$30.00

Book Overview: Baptism of Fire

A deadly coup within the Wizard's Guild leaves the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, gravely injured, and his ward Ciri missing in the third novel of Andrzej Sapkowski's groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games -- in hardcover for the first time!

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup, an uprising that has left Geralt seriously injured.

The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered.

While war rages across the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl--Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra--until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor.

Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.

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ISBN-139780316456906
ISBN-100316456906
PublisherOrbit
Publication DateOctober 11, 2022
EditionN/a
Languageen
Pages416
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"This is a series you can sink your teeth into."-- BuzzFeed News

"Delightful, intense, irreverent, and compelling....you have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers."-- Hypable

"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read."-- Nerds of a Feather

"Sapkowski has a confident and rich voice which permeates the prose and remains post-translation. I'd recommend this to any fan of heroic or dark fiction."-- SF Book Reviews

"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."-- Foundation

Andrzej Sapkowski is a renowned Polish fantasy novelist best known for creating the critically acclaimed "The Witcher" series. Born on June 21, 1948, in Łódź, Poland, Sapkowski's storied career in literature has cemented his standing as one of the most celebrated figures in modern fantasy writing. Prior to conjuring epic tales of monsters and magic, he pursued a career in economics and worked as a senior sales representative before venturing into writing. Sapkowski's prowess as a writer came to prominence after he won the third prize in the 1985 Polish science fiction and fantasy magazine, Fantastyka's story contest. This victory marked the beginning of his journey in writing, which led him to create the "The Witcher" series. The series is built around the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer navigating life in a world rife with medieval, supernatural elements, and moral ambiguity. Over the years, Sapkowski's riveting work has been adapted into various forms of media including TV series, films, and video games, thus amplifying his prominence on a global scale. Despite facing early criticisms, his unique blend of complex characters, rich world-building, and themes surrounding moral relativity and the grayness between good and evil, have collectively contributed to a lasting impact on readers and viewers around the world. While Sapkowski's legacy in fantasy literature continues to evolve, it is without a doubt, his intricate storytelling and unerring dedication to his craft that places him among the pantheon of great fantasy writers.

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