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Křest ohněm (Saga o Wiedźminie #5)

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Třetí část ságy o Zaklínači.

Setkáváme se opět Geraltem, který si léčí zranění utrpěna na Thaneddu v tajemném lese Brokilonu u dryád. Do příběhu vstupují nové důležité postavy, o kterých byla v dřívějších knihách jen malá či žádná zmínka. Na prvním místě je to lučištnice Milwa. Dále pak rytíř Cahir a nakonec ještě postava nejtajemnější, upír Regis…
Paperback, Vydání druhé, 342 pages
Published 1999 by Leonardo (first published January 1st 1993)
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Jennifer Melzer
The symbolic Baptism of Fire is repeated throughout the story, as beliefs are challenged, paths reforged and it becomes certain that through the fire one must trek if he wishes to be born anew, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

There were so many delightful parts of this story, clever and witty moments that made me laugh out loud, as well as emotionally gripping instances that touched my heart in ways that will surely linger long after the entire story is finished.

Now I move swiftly into Th
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Piotr
Zazwyczaj środkowe tomy większości serii fantasy są ich najsłabszym ogniwem - oczywiście są niesamowite wyjątki, jednak - są to wyjątki. W środkowe tomy są zazwyczaj zapchajdziurami, rozwlekającymi niepotrzebne wątki (Koło Cczasu, ekhm) i eksploatującymi bohaterów do znienawidzenia ich przez czytelnika... u Sapkowskiego nic takiego nie ma. Książka jest świetnie skonstruowana pod względem stylistycznym i fabularnym. Mimo iż akcja skupia się w jakichś 80% na wiedźminie i jego drużynie (sic!) to co ...more
Olethros
-El estilo sigue siendo propio pero la trama ya no.-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. En Brokilón, la driada Milva recuerda durante una cacería cuando conoció al brujo Geralt, herido, y se le ordenó tratarle bien en contra de su voluntad e incluso colaborar con él. El imperio de Nilfgaard continua su política expansiva y sus agentes colaboradores están muy activos, infiltrados en muchos lugares importantes para sus rivales. Quinto libro de la saga de Geralt De Rivia.

¿Quiere saber m
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Ah, Geralt of Rivia. I can’t quite put my finger on why I enjoy this series, or rather the world they are set in so much. It is a very classic fantasy where the exploring of new places (read: questing) is a big part. But it is also a very modern fantasy with gritty undertones and imperfect protagonists. Or more accurately, the dry British humor in which the story is told - never making a joke of the world, but let the rea
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Jeshu
Uno de los mejores libros en la saga, definitivamente. De partida porque Geralt vuelve a ser el protagonista de la serie que lleva su nombre.
Muchas cosas inesperadas ocurren para seguir la historia, y la verdad es que me tomaron por sorpresa. Hace mucho que no me tocaba un libro que fuera tan poco predecible, por eso amo a Sapkowski. Sabe como hacer la trama interesante.

La escena de la batalla del Yaruga es espectacular: tiene su dosis de acción y, entremedio, de humor. Infaltable. Y ahora Ger
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Hanka
hrám sa na prísnu a dávam len 4/5, hoci by som pokojne mohla dať aj 5. nejde o to, že by mi na tejto časti niečo vadilo, za čo by si zaslúžila jednu hviezdu dolu, skôr o to, že sa dej príliš ďaleko nepohol, bola to viac-menej medzičasť (a trošičku mi chýbalo viac Ciri). napriek tomu som sa ani na moment nenudila a knihu som prečítala prakticky na dva záťahy. ako vždy som aj pobavila, aj som našla pekné myšlienky, aj ma pichlo pri srdci. už teraz sa teším na posledné dva diely (a vymyslela som di ...more
Edward Rathke
Book four needs to be out now. Loving the ride. These books are so peculiar and so impossibly awesome. Never really encountered epic fantasy like this, and it's going to be the benchmark for all fiction I read going forward.

Sapkowski forever.
Kyle Muntz
Still the most interesting epic fantasy series I've seen in years, and probably the best. This one is the most focused so far, and also maybe the most organic. Plus David French's translation reads incredibly well. The only problem is I still haven't been able to find any plans for releasing the next book, and it would be terrible if Orbit were to leave the series hanging here. From what I've read, Sapkowski is the most important fantasy writer in Poland, but twenty years later we still have a l ...more
Roseb612
Feb 07, 2015 Roseb612 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Roseb612 by: David_dd
Pro mne zatím nejslabší díl série, byť jsem ho měla paradoxně přečtený nejrychleji (asi že jsem u něj také nemusela tolik přemýšlet). Celá komplikovaná struktura předchozích dílů se tady smrskla na prakticky lineární vyprávění o "záchraně princezny." Ne že by to bylo vyloženě špatné, koukala jsem, že tento díl patří mezi nejlépe hodnocené, ale pro mě to prostě bylo zklamání. Ciri se v celém dílu vyskytuje minimálně, předchozí děj se také osvětlí pouze velmi zkratkovitě a Geralt se chová jako roz ...more
Chris Galford
Simply delightful, though I dare say it was a painful wait for it! I should also add that it might be my favorite of the English translated Witcher novels so far—a beautiful blend of character, political deviance, and magical shenanigans (which is my way of saying action of many kinds). Though the forward progress can drag its heels a bit at times, feeling as though the wheels are turning (and, admittedly, a lot being learned) without actually progressing, there is not a single of these moments ...more
Nofuture

Vojna je v plnom prúde, Ciri stratená niekde na Nilfgaardskom území, Geralt rozbitý, dolámaný a s jediným cieľom. Nájsť svoju Ciri. Aj keby mal putovať roky a úplne sám. Čaká ho naozaj dlhá cesta, ale samoty sa nedočká (aj keď sa spoločnosti bráni zubami nechtami).

Putovanie tam a zase spiatky by bolo trošku málo, takže sa začínajú diať veľké veci vo svete mágov a popri tom sa pátra po zradcoch, Ciri (nielen Geralt, ale aj cisár a rôzne tajné služby) a Ciri dospieva, stráca svoju nevinnosť a hroz
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Kyrylys
Reseña completa: http://markapaginas.blogspot.com.es/2...

Tal vez con este volumen haya sido un poco más crítica que con los anteriores otorgando menos nota.

En primer lugar es un libro que encuentro bastante innecesario. Prácticamente no ocurre nada digno de mención, me esperaba algo más de acción (en el sentido amplio de la palabra).

En este tomo me ha gustado mucho la variedad de sucesos a los que hace mención el título, jugando mucho con el significado del bautismo de fuego y sus repercusiones
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Anna
Part three of witchman saga - Baptism of fire.

Not only Geralt and his companion, Jaskier - poet, search for Ciri. Also Emperor wants to get her as according to the prophecy her son will rule half of the world and his son will rule the whole world. Everyone is fighting with everyone. Lodge of Sorceresses is erected for the purposes of defending the magic that can change the world, but Yennefer discovers that the lodge wants to use Ciri for its own purposes, she runs away from the lodge's headqua
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Isabel Bitterblau
De la saga es el que me parece hasta ahora que incluye más relleno, pero me alegro mucho de la aparición de Milva ❤
Tim Ormsby
The only problem with this book is waiting for the next one to be translated into english!
Eveliina Kronqvist
I finished this book a while ago. It didn't left me as speechless as I thought it would, being not half as exciting as the previous Witcher books. Since the previous book, Time of Contempt was a lot about Ciri and her life, it wasn't that big of a surprise that BoF was more about Geralt and his journey - but I still wanted to read more about Ciri and her journey with the "Rats". Geralt's character left me cold in this book and that was the biggest disappointment for me, he was left in the shade ...more
Michele (Mikecas)

Quinto volume apparso in Italia della saga de The Witcher, anche se è solo il terzo della storia vera e propria, dato che i primi due, Il Guardiano degli Innocenti e La Spada del Destino erano solo raccolte di racconti, che hanno rappresentato un'introduzione all'ambiente e ai personaggi, ma non fanno parte della storia vera e propria, anche se sono forse più godibili, come vedremo poi.
La storia inizia con Il Sangue degli Elfi e prosegue con Il Tempo della Guerra. Chi ha letto quello che avevo
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Данило Судин
Загалом, книжка найслабша з циклу. Починається жваво, завершується також жваво, а от середина - зовсім ніяка. Головні герої діють зовсім нелогічно, правдоподібні мотивації їх дій відсутні: Геральт товаришує з тим, кого ще в попередній книзі хотів убити, Цирі страждає амнезією. Вуха Бене Ґесеріт просто стирчать з розповіді про Таємну Ложу чаклунок. Але роман непоганий - якщо заплющити очі на нелогічності, то далі сюжет вирівнюється.
Arbraxan
A very good read featuring the usual characteristics of Sapkowski: A detailed and extensive background, characters you care about, thrilling mysteries, and dark fantasy ripe with moral ambiguity. The contents of the book have been described in other reviews better than I could do myself, so I refer the gentle reader to those reviews.
Now, I don't know about the Polish original, but halfway through the Gollancz edition I repeatedly stumbled over orthographic or grammar mistakes ("correctly" instea
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Mateusz Żyła
Sapkowski jest mierny. Powieści napisane są najprostszym możliwym językiem, bez cienia fantazji i polotu; dialogi są tak nierówne, że na przestrzeni ośmiu pauz autor potrafi z zupełnie współczesnego języka przejść przez wszystkie sztucznie brzmiące archaizmy, by zakończyć wymianę zdań liturgicznym "zaprawdę". Światotwórczo jest chyba jeszcze gorzej: papierkowe królestwa, których nazwy od razu zdradzają czytelnikowi, że istnieją tylko na niby, pisane bez cienia dbałości o jakąkolwiek spójność ety ...more
M. Tatari
Baptism Of Fire, tam da Time Of Contempt’in bittiği yerden, hatta biraz öncesinden başlıyor. Bir kez daha karizmatik Witcherımız Geralt’la birlikteyiz ve bu sefer bizi kitabın sonuna kadar yalnız bırakmıyor. Bir önceki kitabın bana göre en büyük sorunu son 100 küsur sayfada kendisini hiç göremememizdi, o yüzden bu iyi bir şey. En azından benim açımdan…

Kitapta Geralt’ın A noktasından B noktasına (spoiler vermemek adına böyle yazdım, mazur görün) giderken yaşadıkları anlatılıyor. Yolculuğu sırasın
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Pasatoiu
The title is a symbol for the changes that affect all the characters from Sapkowski's story. The baptism of fire is mentioned multiple times throughout the book, each time with a different meaning, depending on the character to whom it is associated. But the main idea basically stays the same: facing the ravaging war that has taken over the land, the alliances that are formed or undone and the treacheries that are unmasked, the heroes of the story must adapt to the new situation, must set their ...more
Mirko Tarvainen
The best Witcher book yet in my opinion. The story focuses mostly on Geralt and Dandelion's journey as they make their way towards Nilfgaard to rescue Ciri. New and interesting characters are introduced along the way. Regis and Zoltan being my personal favourites.

We also get advancement on Ciri's story as well as Yennefer's. I really like where Ciri's story is going but I didn't find the plot concerning Yennefer and the other wizards to be that interesting.

The Finnish translation by Tapani Kärkk
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Immano
At the rhythm Gollancz publishes the books of this series, it is a painful wait for each subsequent chapter of the story. Publishers in other countries have been swifter, but here's hoping 2015 will see a jump ahead in the pacing of releases due to the contemporary release of the third game.
The adventures of Geralt the witcher continue as he trudges on in his desperate effort to reach Ciri, the Child of Destiny to whom he tied himself 17 years before current events. He is joined by a ragtag ban
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Sebastien
That was... rather bad actually.

It was meandering and pointless, none of the characters really managed to do, well, anything. Geralt walked around a bit along the river but is still pretty damn far from getting where he wants to go. Ciri is still pretty much at the same place (poth geographically and mentally) as she was last novel and the sorceress spent the whole novel building a misandrist cult that still hasn't really done anything.

Geralt was actually extremely obnoxious in this novel. He sp
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Marilyn
Loved this book. It's the best in this series so far. Unlike the previous book, it mainly follows Geralt and his "fellowship" with a focus on acquiring & owing debts. We still see glimpses of politics, with the primary force being the sorceresses. Each character introduced is a fully-realized person, even if they're only in it for a few pages. And with interesting characters like Milva, Regis, Cahir, Zoltan & Field Marshall Windbag, it'll leave you wanting more! The only part I didn't li ...more
Ruth Toner
This book essentially does not advance the plot of the Witcher Saga at all, and the ending is very abrupt. That said, it might be my favorite of the Saga so far. The new characters are excellent, particularly Milva and Regis. The role of the sorceresses is a lot more interesting, with the formation of the Lodge giving them their own place in the world besides being Geralt's love interests and acting as grotesque parodies of femininity. And there are some excellent bits of wry humor, particularly ...more
Keith Vai
Finished this book about a month ago and I already cannot remember what happened.

What I do remember is that I enjoyed it the least of the books in the "series". And I say series but really this is a single story, chopped up into novel sized portions.

This book introduced some new characters - the strong female Milva, the salty dwarf Zoltan, the silent Cahir, and the enigmatic Regis.

The chapter of the story finds the usual crew of Geralt and Dandelion tramping through a war torn country, looking f
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Brandy
Esta genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Si bien, hay una disertación sobre el vampiro y sus mitos algo coñaso, la escena de la balsa recompensa con creces.:P
Sebastian Gebski
Re-read after 15+ years.

Witcher saga spreads its wings and ... becomes the road story. Quite intense, but author has managed (IMHO) to harness all the thread plots. Few memorable oneliners (mainly Dijkstra, but Jaskier & Zoltan as well), very few inconsistencies (but one of them is... just meh...) & very gripping action. The weak parts? "Post-modernism" virus in dialogues gets a bit irritating when one of the new characters enters the stage (too "over-intellectualized" for the setting -
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Andrzej Sapkowski, born June 21, 1948 in Łódź, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, The Witcher (Wiedźmin), was published in Fantastyka, Poland's leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. ...more
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Saga o Wiedźminie (7 books)
  • The Last Wish (The Witcher)
  • Miecz przeznaczenia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #2)
  • Krew elfów (Saga o Wiedźminie, #3)
  • Czas Pogardy (Saga o Wiedźminie, #4)
  • Wieża jaskółki (Saga o Wiedźminie, #6)
  • Pani jeziora (Saga o Wiedźminie, #7)
The Last Wish (The Witcher) Miecz przeznaczenia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #2) Krew elfów (Saga o Wiedźminie, #3) Czas Pogardy (Saga o Wiedźminie, #4) Wieża jaskółki (Saga o Wiedźminie, #6)

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“- Kompania mi się trafiła - podjął Geralt, kręcąc głową. - Towarzysze broni! Drużyna bohaterów! Nic, tylko ręce załamać. Wierszokleta z lutnią. Dzikie i pyskate pół driady, pół baby. Wampir, któremu idzie na pięćdziesiąty krzyżyk. I cholerny Nilfgaardczyk, który upiera się, że nie jest Nilfgaardczykiem.
- A na czele drużyny wiedźmin, chory na wyrzuty sumienia, bezsiłę i niemożność podjęcia decyzji - dokończył spokojnie Regis. - Zaiste, proponuję podróżować incognito, by nie wzbudzać sensacji.
- I śmiechu - dodała Milva.”
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“- Ha - zaciekawił się Jaskier, który właśnie zbliżył się do nich. - Więc to są słynne tajne runy krasnoludów? Co głosi ten napis? - “Na pohybel skurwysynom!” 3 likes
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