The second novel in the New York Times bestselling Witcher series that inspired the #1 most watched Netflix show of 2019 and the blockbuster Witcher video games
The adventures of Geralt the Witcher continue in this second novel in the bestselling Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games.
The kings and armies are manoeuvring for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion fester on all sides.
After decades of oppression, the elves and other races are fighting each other and attacking the humans - and with growing numbers preparing for battle, the threat of all-out war looms ever greater.
Against this backdrop of fear, Geralt and Yennefer must protect Ciri, the orphaned heir who is sought by all sides. For the child of prophecy has the power to change the world - if she lives to use it.
Translated by David French.
Like Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new - FOUNDATION
An incredibly nuanced, well-articulated novel, imbued with a self-assured command of description and brimming with Eastern European folklore - Starburst on Time of Contempt
Delightfully dry humour, mythology brimming with radical creatures and a group of interesting characters - Fantasy Book Review
One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read - Nerds of a Feather
There's lots of imagination on show, the writing has a strong voice, and the Witcher is an entertaining character - Mark Lawrence
Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.