Baptism of Fire

Category: Book
By (author): Sapkowski, Andrzej
Series: The Witcher
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Orbit
Published: June 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was 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 from his injuries.
While war rages across all of 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, has vanished - 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.
This is the third of the Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Review Quote*"The character interplay is complex, unsentimental and anchored in brutal shared history. All bodes well for twisty plotting to come."-SFX
Review Quote*"Like Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new."-Foundation (UK)
Review Quote*"Sapkowski revitalizes the genre with energetic and compelling writing. A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!"-Dreamwatch (UK)
Review Quote*"New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years."-Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game
Review Quote*"The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year."-GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
Biographical NoteAndrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.