By Andrzej Sapkowski
The Wizards Guild has been shattered by means of a coup and, within the uproar, Geralt was once heavily injured. The Witcher is meant to be a father or mother of the blameless, a protector of these in want, a defender opposed to strong and hazardous monsters that prey on males in darkish instances.
But now that darkish occasions have fallen upon the area, Geralt is helpless till he has recovered from his accidents.
While battle rages throughout the entire lands, the way forward for magic is below possibility and people sorcerers who continue to exist are decided to guard it. It's an very unlikely state of affairs within which to discover one woman - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - till a rumor areas her within the Niflgaard court docket, getting ready to marry the Emperor.
Injured or no longer, Geralt has a rescue venture on his arms.
This is the 3rd of the Witcher novels through Andrzej Sapkowski.
Translation through David French.
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