Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781473211551
Release: 2015-05-21
Editor: Gollancz

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike...

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger  Hidden Dragon  Sword of Destiny
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Author: Justin Hill,Wang Dulu
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781602862883
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Weinstein Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Another life-altering quest, another struggle between honor and lust for power, another generation of warriors forging alliances and enmities. The adventure, romance, and artistry of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon continues in this novelized companion to the first ever Netflix debut film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny based on the novel by Wang Dulu. Seventeen years after the legendary fighter Mubai dies protecting the world-conquering sword The Green Destiny, four great warriors are called together to guard the formidable weapon once more. The forces surrounding the sword irrevocably altered the life of Shulien, Mubai's lover, but seventeen years later she is still honor-bound to defend the blade from the power-hungry warlord Hades Dai. The young fighters Wei-fang and Snow Vase, switched at birth, also have heritages and inheritances that inextricably link them to both each other and the fate of the sword. And Silent Wolf, Shulien's former fiancé, returns from presumed death to thwart Hades Dai—and rekindle an emotionally isolated Shulien's feelings. Jam-packed with all the hallmarks of an epic adventure—sacrifice, battles, betrayal, vengeance, redemption, and destiny—this saga also explores the deeper meaning of true heroism and virtue. As Wei-fang and Snow Vase search for identity and forge their places in the world of warriors and heroes, Shu-lien and Silent Wolf struggle to reconcile both the traditions and heartbreak of the past with a fragile hope for the future.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780575087491
Release: 2010-08-19
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. For more than a hundred years, humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match. Translated by Danusia Stok.

The Malady and Other Stories

The Malady and Other Stories
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781473202993
Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A sample of offerings from international fantasy superstar Andrzej Sapkowski, and the perfect introduction to his work. Best known for his series of stories and novels about Geralt, the Witcher, Sapkowski is one of the most successful fantasy authors in the world. Contains: 2 complete Witcher short stories taken from THE LAST WISH The first chapter of BLOOD OF ELVES, the first Witcher novel An exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming BAPTISM OF FIRE, the third full-length book in the series A non-Witcher short story, THE MALADY

Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
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Author: Sue Vincent
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1484996240
Release: 2013
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"...and the swords must be found and held by their bearers lest the darkness find a way into the heart of man. Ask the waters to grant guidance and tell the ancient Keeper of Light that it is time to join battle for the next age." Rhea Marchant heads north to the wild and beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales where she is plunged into an adventure that will span the worlds. The earth beneath her feet reveals its hidden life as she and her companions are guided by the ancient Keeper of Light in search of artefacts of arcane power. With the aid of the Old Ones and the merry immortal Heilyn, the company seek the elemental weapons that will help restore hope to an unbalanced world at the dawn of a new era.

Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
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Author: Steve Elliott
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9798564510219
Release: 2020-11-13
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most believe the Singing Sword of Zem to be a myth, but Diama believes otherwise. Embarking on a quest to find it, she takes Micel, the love of her life, and Nithan, the egocentric wizard, along with her. But they're not the only ones after the sword. There's Mirland, a power-hungry warlord, whom Diama knows only too well from her previous life as the Destroyer. She reluctantly teams up with him and together they encounter a powerful witch who unleashes sinister and deadly forces against them, doing her utmost to ensure they never reach their goal. Her interference culminates in a battle to the death with Nithan. However, it isn't the end of their troubles. They face a final confrontation with an impossible foe in order to finish their odyssey. Along the way, there's a surprising revelation from Micel and an even more surprising ending to the quest when Micel take matters into to her own hands to decide the disputed ownership of the sword once and for all.

The Last Wish

The Last Wish
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316055086
Release: 2008-12-14
Editor: Orbit

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . .and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. The Last Wish story collection is the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020!

Season of Storms

Season of Storms
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316441612
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now a Netflix original series! Before he was the guardian of Ciri, the child of destiny, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Join the Witcher as he undertakes a deadly mission in this stand-alone adventure set in the world that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering. The season of storms is coming... Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. Now, look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020! Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler(e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French

Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
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Author: James Hockley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0463197232
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Sword of the Guardian must be forged of perfection.Kantal is a fighter, and he sings the warrior song. He has had to. Born with nothing more than a girl's name, he has endured a life of torment. But large obstacles do not imply small expectations. Quite the opposite in fact.And his country has long suffered too, investing five hundred fruitless years in trying to retake rich lands that were stolen by invaders from the sea. But that may be about to change. Kantal is destined to become guardian of the crown.Because Kantal has a talent, and he has a plan. Now all he needs is to be heard. Can he finally ride the tide of his hard fought reputation, and succeed where all others have failed? Can he finally sing his warrior song?More on this fictional sword fantasy for boys, girls, or young adults of any age.This is a novella and the prequel in a YA Sword and Sorcery series.

The Witcher Boxed Set

The Witcher Boxed Set
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1473232279
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Gollancz

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Meet Geralt of Rivia - the Witcher - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show.The Witcher's magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin.Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.Translated by Danusia Stok and David French.Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. This boxed set contains all eight books: THE LAST WISH, SWORD OF DESTINY, BLOOD OF ELVES, TIME OF CONTEMPT, BAPTISM OF FIRE, THE TOWER OF THE SWALLOW, THE LADY OF THE LAKE, SEASON OF STORMS.

The Sword

The Sword
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Author: Jean Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0425220605
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rescued into another universe by the youngest of eight mage-brothers, world-weary Kelly Doyle finds herself exiled on an island where women are forbidden and surrounded by four sets of twin brothers who are struggling to avoid a curse. Reprint.

The Destiny of the Sword

The Destiny of the Sword
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Author: Dave Duncan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781497609259
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A sword-and-sorcery classic from the Aurora Award–winning author of the King’s Blades series. Wally Smith, having died on Earth, finds himself reincarnated as a swordsman in another world and entrusted by the presiding goddess with a mission that has no appeal for him at all. Can he bring together all the swordsmen to finally defeat the sorcerors and their terrible technology? Wally is not quite convinced he should, but goddesses can be very persuasive . . . This is the third and final exciting book, after The Reluctant Swordsman and The Coming of Wisdom, in the Seventh Sword Trilogy.

The Witcher Stories Boxed Set The Last Wish Sword of Destiny

The Witcher Stories Boxed Set  The Last Wish  Sword of Destiny
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 752
ISBN: 031670329X
Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now a Netflix original series! Andrzej Sapkowski created an international phenomenon with The Witcher -- now both a hit video game and a hit TV series on Netflix. The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny are the books that inspired season one of the show, and the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. Follow Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike in these two New York Times bestselling collections of unmissable tales. By Andrzej Sapkowski: Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake Season of Storms The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok (The Last Wish) and David French (Sword of Destiny).

Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny
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Author: Syed Bukhari
Pages: 414
ISBN: 1521999112
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

I know that the world is full of mysteries. The mysteries that can take your breath away and mysteries that can make you hold your head in your hands. Some mysteries can startle you yet some other mysteries can scare you. There are mysteries that can make you powerful and mysteries that can make you mad. All these mysteries are of the realm of supernatural.I am Ailia and I will take you on a journey with me into the supernatural and into the unknown... I was born with lights dancing on my forehead. I was born to be someone with powers beyond understanding, yet I never wanted them. I tried to suppress my powers and I didn't want to carry the burden of what was required of me. Even without knowing what it was that was required of me.I knew from the beginning that love and hate are part of this world. I always chose love over hatred. I knew there was light and there was dark and light was always my choice. I knew there is good and evil and I always chose good over evil. I somehow knew that my journey will begin one day. What I didn't know was when? This journey will not only be of love and hatred but also a journey from natural to supernatural, and I knew that, for a fact.

Destiny s Conflict Book Two of Sword of the Canon the Wars of Light and Shadow Book 10

Destiny s Conflict  Book Two of Sword of the Canon  the Wars of Light and Shadow  Book 10
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Author: Janny Wurts
Pages: 512
ISBN: 000826029X
Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Harper Voyager

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The long-awaited second book of the fourth story arc - Sword of the Canon - in the epic fantasy series, the Wars of Light and Shadow. Lysaer's unstable integrity lies under threat of total downfall, and as his determined protector, Daliana will face the most frightening decision of her young life. Arithon, Master of Shadow, is marked for death and still hunted, when his critical quest to recover his obscured past entangles him in a web of deep intrigue and ancient perils beyond his imagining. Elaira's urgent pursuit of the Biedar Tribes' secret embroils her in the terrible directive of the Fellowship Sorcerers, while Dakar -- the Mad Prophet -- confronts the hard reckoning for the colossal mistake of his misspent past, and Tarens is steered by a destiny far from his crofter's origins. The penultimate volume of The Wars of Light and Shadow will touch the grand depths of Athera's endowment, and deliver the thrilling finale of arc IV, the Sword of the Canon. War, blood, magic, mystery - and the most hidden powers of all - will stand or fall on their hour of unveiling.

The Book of Swords

The Book of Swords
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Author: George R. R. Martin,Robin Hobb,Scott Lynch,Garth Nix
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780399593772
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois “When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year’s essential anthologies.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Tower of Fools

The Tower of Fools
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781473226159
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Hachette UK

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A brand-new historical fantasy from a legend of the genre. Fans of Bernard Cornwall, Conn Iggulden and Joe Abercrombie will love this. Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a doctor, a magician and, according to some, a charlatan. Discovered in bed with the wife of a high-born knight, he must flee his normal life. But his journeys will lead him into a part of Europe which will be overtaken by chaos. Religious tension between Hussite and Catholic countries is threatening to turn into war. Pursued not only by the affronted Stercza brothers, bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, and with strange, mystical forces gathering in the shadows, Reynevan finds himself in the Narrenturm, the Tower of Fools. The Tower is an asylum for the mad, or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order. The 'patients' of this institution form a gallery of colourful types including the young Copernicus, proclaiming the truth of his heliocentric solar system. But can Reynevan escape the Tower, and avoid being drawn in to the conflict around him, without losing his own mind? The first in an epic new trilogy set during the vibrantly depicted Hussite Wars by Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the bestselling Witcher series that has become an international phenomenon and inspired a bestselling videogame and Netflix show. Translated by David French, who worked with Sapkowski on six Witcher books. * * * * * * * * * 'A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness' Joe Abercrombie

Le Morte D Arthur

Le Morte D Arthur
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Author: Thomas Malory
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781624663611
Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 3

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 3
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Author: Andy Seto,Wang Du Lu
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9889797291
Release: 2005-06-08
Editor: Hk Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Taking place several years before the blockbuster movie of the same name and chronicling the events beyond the film, follows Yu Shu Lien and Li Mu Bai who test each other's kung fu abilities.

Alaambra the Sword of Destiny

Alaambra  the Sword of Destiny
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Author: Angélique Vandenkerckhove
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1986060209
Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Having succeeded in escaping from his subterranean jail, Môlok, a fallen king, formed a new militia with the aid of terrifying dark forces. His aim: to seize the talismans of the guardians of the four Elements to possess the Sword of Destiny, the heart of Alaambra the Being-Nature, and to reign as a despot on the whole World. But will the communities of the Area-of-the-world and of the land of Between-Two-World succeed in convincing the gods and goddesses of the Other-World not interfering in the wars between mortals since Millennia to prevent the world from tipping into eternal chaos and night ? On mythology background, this epic fantasy novel sees heroes from all walks of life and anthropomorphic creatures engaging in an intestine struggle for the conquest of their planet.