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Krew elfów (Saga o Wiedźminie #3)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  11,958 ratings  ·  335 reviews
Konstruując przewrotne i wzruszające opowieści, zebrane w dwóch tomach - "Ostatnie życzenie" i "Miecz przeznaczenia", Sapkowski gromadził plejadę niezwykłych bohaterów, rysował mapę zwaśnionych królestw, krzyżujących się namiętności i interesów. Prawdziwa walka o kształt i losy tego świata zaczyna się dopiero teraz - w pierwszym tomie sagi o wiedźminie.
Paperback, 295 pages
Published (first published 1993)
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Abigail
I jumped right into this after reading "The Last Wish" expecting something similar in terms of pacing and structure. Instead this picked up a dangling thread from one of the short stories in the previous book and wove an epic fantasy.

I did feel that I needed a map to keep all of the little countries and their relations to each other, and maybe even a diagram with all the rulers and their relations to each other, but the important ones were easy enough to follow.

To me it felt like Ciri was real
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Logan
I loved it like I knew I would. It was well worth the wait, and I can not wait until the next installment. For some reason, my wife and I were possessed by the title and now run around the house doing some ridiculous call and response thing-
Me(from downstairs, yelling black metal voice): "BLOOD OF ELVES"
Her (from upstairs, shrieking black metal voice): "BLLLLLLLLLLOOOOD OF EELLLVVVVEEES"

There are worse reactions a book can inspire.
Marta Conejo
La saga de Geralt comienza a ser una historia en lugar de pequeñas historias cortas. Esta novela te deja conocer más a los personajes. A Geralt, quién tiene que cambiar sus pensamientos sobre el destino; a Yennefer y a Ciri, dos personas que tienen más unión de la que parece... todo ello en un contexto bien labrado y con una historia que consigue engancharte y ver sus uniones con los personajes...

A por el siguiente!
Mike (the Paladin)
I "feel" (note the use of the word "feel" rather than "think") I should (have) like(ed) this book better. The plot sounds very interesting. The girl Ciri, child of promise and prophecy (yes a common motif in fantasy and folklore) who was promised to the Witcher before she was born. (Evil faeries and so on used to claim that promise). The story of her "education", training, change and all the people around who want to protect or use her.

But I just found the book a sort of yawner. It opens with a
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Ezequiel
Creo que la descripcion mas acertada y generalizada que puedo dar sobre este libro es que es una mezcla de Tolkien y Martin. No tiene las epicas batallas entre ejercitos, ni tantas conspiraciones politicas. Pero tiene una historia original que atrapa al lector, conversaciones memorables, personajes muy bien logrados, peleas excitantes, momentos emotivos; todo esto en el marco de la fantasia para un publico adulto.
Me gusta hablar sobre lo bueno y lo malo en mis reviews, pero lo unico que puede ll
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Joy
Jul 17, 2010 Joy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of fantasy, magic, those who want something refreshing
Recommended to Joy by: Toshi-kun
This was a rather laid back novel full of trouble brewing, wars in the making, and the introduction of Ciri, the Child Surprise, Geralt's and the other witchers' destiny.

For those who haven't read the prequel:

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. The cunning witcher knew at once there's something afoot until there's a commotion, a knight who refuses to reveal his face, (turns out it
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Vladimir Vasquez
Oct 10, 2011 Vladimir Vasquez rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vladimir by: Guillermo Moreno
La sangre de los elfos de Andrzej Sapkowski nos muestra un estilo muy distinto al que nos tenía acostumbrados en los libros anteriores, si bien los capítulos continúan siendo un tanto episódicos, la verdad es que la prosa de Sapkowski ha cambiado totalmente en este libro, saltos en el tiempo, diferentes grupos de personaje en un solo capítulo, historias pequeñas que se enhebran en historias mayores, etc.

Curiosamente me da la impresión que en este libro es donde Geralt de Rivia "El Brujo" apare
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Knjigoholičarka
Šta sve donosi epska fantastika? Vilenjake, patuljke, magiju, seksi čarobnice. Koje sve motive možete očekivati od epske fantastike? Pa, zasigurno neko Proročanstvo, pojavljivanje Odabranog, najmanje jednog super frajera mračne prošlosti i slomljenog srca, koji se pretvara da to je isto srce odavno skamenjeno.

I dete.

Slatko, pametno, šarmantno do bola dete, koje, samo kako to deca umeju i znaju, svojom prostodušnošću, brbljavošću, radoznalošću i hrabrošću, leči to srce pretvoreno u kamen.

Suma su
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He110Ne0
This book marks the first of the "Witcher series" whereas The Last Wish serves more as a series of short stories introducing various characters, situations, themes, etc. Chronologically it takes place after The Last Wish, however, so reading the books in that order is helpful for back story.

This story is the setup for what will clearly be a bloody war ahead. Geralt of Rivia - supernaturally gifted monster killer who is known for his ability to stay neutral - is about to get pushed off the fence
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Aubrey
Jun 30, 2009 Aubrey marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
From "The Guardian":


Gemmell prize for fantasy goes to Polish novel, Blood of Elves

The David Gemmell Legend prize, established in honour of the later author to lend dignity to the fantasy genre, is awarded to Andrzej Sapkowski's bestselling tale of dwarves, elves, gnomes and humans


A book prize that is intended to restore fantasy to its proper place in the literary pantheon has been won by a bestselling Polish author who is little-known in the UK.

Andrzej Sapkowski outsells Stephen King in Poland,
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Liviu

After the dark Yellow Eyes, I needed a lighter book and Blood of Elves is just the one; it took me a while and some fast browsing to get into it since Mr. Sapkowski' style (or the translation) is quirky, but then i started fully enjoying it and went back from the beggining as well as starting again Last Wish which thoroughly underwhelmed me on publication last year, probably;y because I did not have patience to get accustomed to it.

The series should be a great one, gotta dust my rusty Spanish s
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Anirudh
Being a big fan of the game, it was a pleasure reading the book which inspired it. I had immensely enjoyed The Last Wish by Andrzej so reading this series was inevitable.

The Witcher Saga based on the exploits of Geralt the Witcher is a fascinating world filled in monsters, magic, kings, knights and of course, the Witchers. Based on Slavic mythology the book is very refreshing in terms of plot, despite using common features such as elves, dwarves and magic. What makes it so is the good world bui
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Voressima
I didn't like this book by Sapkowski as much as the previous one, but that was a collection of short stories rather than a proper novel like this one. I guess I was in the mood to read stories about Geralt (the witcher)'s encounters with strange and dangerous mythical beings, but instead I ended up reading a serious novel about politics and war, intrigue and destiny. Didn't help that it had an open ending (apparently it's part of a series), and that I continuously had the distinct feeling there ...more
Olethros
-Ya no más relatos unidos sino una novela.-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Ciri, al cuidado de Geralt de Rivia, todavía tiene pesadillas sobre el asedio de Cintra que, además de la destrucción de su monarquía a manos de los nilfgaardianos, ha dejado en el alma profundas cicatrices cuya profundidad tal vez sea todavía mayor de lo que parece. El bardo Jaskier es uno de los que cantan historias sobre Geralt y sus aventuras, siendo testigo de que hay cierta inquietud política entre
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Cheyebba
Sapkowski nie zawodzi. Po przeczytaniu dwóch tomów jednego dnia mogę to z ręką na sercu powiedzieć. Nie ma co, poprzedni tom był bardziej emocjonujący, ale Krew Elfów tylko minimalnie strąca wysoko ustawioną poprzeczkę.
Czytałam wszystkie tomy przygód Geralta dziesięć lat temu i dziś pochłaniają mnie takim samym ogniem. Przyznam, że były fragmenty, które odznaczały się brakiem wartkiej akcji, ale cieszę się, że takie przerwy w książce istnieją - dzięki nim czytanie nie jest tak emocjonalnie obci
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Lys
Peccato per la (non) fine, perché il libro fin lì meriterebbe molto più.
Mi piace come scrive Sapkowski, mi piace il taglio a metà strada tra l'ironico e il serio e le considerazione profonde venate di ironia. Mi piace Geralt, Ciri e la loro relazione con Yennefer (e Triss, e tutti gli altri).
Ma "Il sangue degli elfi" non è un libro, è il primo capitolo di un libro.
Premesse, sviluppo e apoteosi, conclusione. Di norma sono questi i passi di un romanzo. "Il sangue degli elfi" arriva forse a metà
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Sasha
I really liked the book that introduced the witcher and liking it, thought I'd buy the second (and two consecutive volumes) as well. I hope I did not make a bad choice like the Maze Runner series, which started out good, but ended horribly.

Be that as it may, this installment is, contrary to the first one, a novel that follows a clear line and a clear story, rather than the different short stories the first book featured. However, the tone is very similar and I felt like the pace too, was somewh
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Sara
4.5 stelle.

"La magia ti tende la mano, Ciri. A te, strana bambina, Sorpresa, Figlia del sangue Antico, il Sangue degli elfi. Strana bambina intessuta di Movimento e Cambiamento, Distruzione e Rinascita. Destinata e tu stessa destino. La magia ti tende la mano da dietro la porta chiusa. A te, granellino di sabbia begli ingranaggi dell'orologio della Sorte. Tende le sue grinfie verso di te il Caos, che non sa ancora se diventerai uno strumento o un ostacolo ai suoi piani. Ciò che ti mostra in sogn
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Matt
Couldn't finish this ... got about half way through before i couldn't bring myself to pick it up again.

Reads like one of the 90's TSR D&D novels - generic setting, races and sterotypes directly out of the "Players Handbook".

The kind of book that puts me off fantasy.
Maroš
Best fantasy I have EVER read.(all witcher books)
Not easy to read, but you will find there action, humor, psychology and lot more.
If you like historical-fantasy GO FOR IT !!
(btw. It is not for small kids)
AngryKarl
Civilní fantasy?? Kde jinde má sexy čarodějka "běhavku", mladá zaklínačka první menstruaci, do toho se řeší diskriminace a rasová nesnášenlivost mezi trpaslíky, elfy a lidmi?? Like!
harlequin {Stephanie}
tad too political for my tastes.
Petra
http://hazelthewitch.blogspot.cz/2014...

“To be neutral does not mean to be indifferent or insensitive. You don’t have to kill your feelings. It’s enough to kill hatred within yourself.”

It might sound like any other high fantasy with all those elves, dwarves, prophecies, chosen children and with the medieval setting. But don't be fooled, this is an exceptional novel!

First of all, I think the whole series has a very different tone than any fantasy by an English speaking author. I can't help it, b
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FantasyWereld
De FantasyWereld Leesclub las samen het eerste deel van de Witcher serie van de Poolse fantasyschrijver Andrzej Sapkowski en besprak het samen in deze recensie. In het nieuwe jaar willen we heel graag meer mensen aansporen mee te doen met onze leesclub, dus kom eens een kijkje nemen op het forum! (http://www.fantasywereld.nl/forum/)

Meer dan vijfhonderd jaar leven mensen, dwergen, gnomen, halflingen en elfen in vrede. Totdat het met de betrekkelijke rust opeens gedaan is: dwergen beginnen hun soo
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Roseb612
Dec 31, 2014 Roseb612 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Roseb612 by: David_dd
První díl ságy o Zaklínači - kdybych nečetla povídky, tak se asi ztratím, ale takhle to bylo docela bez problémů. Měla jsem problémy s geografií, jednotlivými krály atd., takže jsem si nakonec stáhla mapu ze hry a to dost pomohlo. Docela mě překvapilo, že dějově není kniha zase až tak nabytá - ale je jasné, že od začátku Sapkowski počítal, že to bude vícedílné a tak si to pomalé tempo mohl dovolit. Časově zabírá děj řekla bych tak cca rok - od příjezdu Ciri do Kaer Morhen po její odjezd z Elland ...more
William
This is the second book by Sapkowski translated to English. The first, The Last Wish, is a book of short stories focusing on the character Geralt of Rivia, the infamous White Wolf, who kills all manner of evil beings and is paid well for it. Geralt is, after all,a Witcher; a bounty hunter who kills all things that go bump in the night.

Blood of Elves is the second book and first novel in the Witcher Saga. It centers around Geralt and a young princess of a fallen kingdom, Ciri. There's prophecy, s
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Scott Callaway
Upon reading the prequel to this book, The Last Wish, I was extremely excited and looked forward to reading Blood of Elves. Although I enjoyed it, ultimately I was disappointed. I knew these books were part of a series but didn't think that it would have been an unfinished story. Perhaps that's my mistake for not looking into it more but the book ends... with nothing. There isn't really an ending. The book ends with a chapter break and feels like it should keep going on the next page, which I im ...more
Kyle Muntz
I was tempted to give this book five stars, but I figure I should probably show some restraint and stick to four, since despite how much I loved this book I'm sure the later books get even better.

Unlike the short stories (which had their interesting elements, but ultimately read like updated folktales) this book really shows why The Witcher is such an important work of Polish fantasy. And despite how familiar certain elements seem, it's really very unique in a lot of ways.

More than anything, th
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Ihsan Duzgun
Geralt, the title character, is a 'Witcher' - one of a semi-secret society of monster-killing specialists. Already born as mutants (a word bandied around anachronistically throughout the book), Witchers are then trained and chemically altered to become killing machines. All hopped-up on primitive combat drugs and armed with meteoric swords, Witchers travel the world killing nasty beasties. Preferably for money.

Although Witchers are scrupulously neutral in matters of politics, Geralt has broken t
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Olethros
-Ya no más relatos unidos sino una novela.-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Ciri, al cuidado de Geralt de Rivia, todavía tiene pesadillas sobre el asedio de Cintra que, además de la destrucción de su monarquía a manos de los nilfgaardianos, ha dejado en el alma profundas cicatrices cuya profundidad tal vez sea todavía mayor de lo que parece. El bardo Jaskier es uno de los que cantan historias sobre Geralt y sus aventuras, siendo testigo de que hay cierta inquietud política entre
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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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Other Books in the Series

Saga o Wiedźminie (7 books)
  • The Last Wish (The Witcher)
  • Miecz przeznaczenia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #2)
  • Czas Pogardy (Saga o Wiedźminie, #4)
  • Chrzest ognia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #5)
  • Wieża jaskółki (Saga o Wiedźminie, #6)
  • Pani jeziora (Saga o Wiedźminie, #7)
The Last Wish (The Witcher) Miecz przeznaczenia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #2) Czas Pogardy (Saga o Wiedźminie, #4) Chrzest ognia (Saga o Wiedźminie, #5) Wieża jaskółki (Saga o Wiedźminie, #6)

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