Blood Of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski is the second installment in the Witcher series, a fantasy world where Geralt a powerful sorceror protects and fights for the weak against fearsome beasts; monsters, dragons and elves.
Geralt takes on a more paternalistic role in Blood Of Elves being charged with the protection of Princess Ciri of Cintra whose home and city was sacked by the wrath of the Nilfgaardians. Geralt takes Ciri, our strong willed heroine on many adventures where she learns the way of the Witcher.
This novel feels like a coming of age story as it is mostly told from Ciri’s perspective. As Ciri grows, learns to fight and discovers hidden secrets about her abilities, she comes to realize how rife with conflict the world is. She discovers the power of ignorance in breeding hatred and fear. Hatred towards Witchers who are to many unnatural and ungodly. And tensions running high between Elves and Men.
Blood Of Elves is a very distinctive fantasy with a mature edge. It has all the winning attributes of prophecies, epic battles and magic. I’m still loving this series and can’t wait for the next part; Time Of Contempt!
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