Il Guardiano Degli Innocenti

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Editrice Nord
ISBN: 8842920592
Grandezza: 33,98 MB
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Geralt è uno strigo, un individuo più forte e resistente di qualsiasi essere umano, e si guadagna da vivere uccidendo quelle creature che sgomentano anche i più audaci: demoni, orchi, elfi malvagi... Strappato alla sua famiglia quand'era soltanto un bambino, Geralt è stato sottoposto a un durissimo addestramento, durante il quale gli sono state somministrate erbe e pozioni che lo hanno mutato profondamente. Non esiste guerriero capace di batterlo e le stesse persone che lo assoldano hanno paura di lui. Lo considerano un male necessario, un mercenario da pagare per i suoi servigi e di cui sbarazzarsi il più in fretta possibile. Anche Geralt, però, ha imparato a non fidarsi degli uomini: molti di loro nascondono decisioni spietate sotto la menzogna del bene comune o diffondono ignobili superstizioni per giustificare i loro misfatti. Spesso si rivelano peggiori dei mostri ai quali lui dà la caccia. Proprio come i cavalieri che adesso sono sulle sue tracce: hanno scoperto che Geralt è gravemente ferito e non vogliono perdere l'occasione di eliminarlo una volta per tutte. Per questo lui ha chiesto asilo a Nenneke, sacerdotessa del tempio della dea Melitele e guaritrice eccezionale, nonché l'unica persona che può aiutarlo a ritrovare Yennefer, la bellissima e misteriosa maga che gli ha rubato il cuore...

The Last Wish

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575099917
Grandezza: 49,92 MB
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Vista: 9945
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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. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with sword fights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

The World Of The Witcher

Autore: CD Projekt Red
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621159337
Grandezza: 30,15 MB
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Dive deep into the world of monster hunters, as the prominent characters from the universe take you on a guided tour of the fascinating dark fantasy adventure that is The Witcher. This gorgeous, illustrated hardbound volume contains in-depth knowledge about the locales, the deadly beasts that inhabit them, and the lethal weapons used to put them down.

Blood Of Elves

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575087498
Grandezza: 21,48 MB
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Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, is back - and this time he holds the fate of the whole land in his hands ... 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 once again fight each other - and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering humans and elves, at least those elves who are friendly to humans ... Into this tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witchers of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a stranger destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world - for good, or for evil ... Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, has taken Ciri to the relative safety of the Witchers' Settlement, but it soon becomes clear that Ciri isn't like the other witchers. As the political situation grows ever dimmer and the threat of war hangs almost palpably over the land, Geralt searches for someone to train Ciri's unique powers. But someone else has an eye on the young girl, someone who understand exactly what the prophecy means - and exactly what Ciri's power can do. This time Geralt may have met his match.

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy

Autore: Cassandra Clare
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481443275
Grandezza: 73,68 MB
Formato: PDF
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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations! Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be. But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D. Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.

Hard Times

Autore: Charles Dickens
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 48,98 MB
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Effemme 8

Autore: Emanuele Manco
Editore: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 8867750836
Grandezza: 69,11 MB
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Vista: 9398
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RIVISTA - Andrzej Sapkowski - Thor - George R.R. Martin - Supereroi e GDR - Urban fantasy - Charlaine Harris Due speciali in questo numero: Andrzej Sapkwoski, il Guest of Honor letterario di Lucca Games. La vita, i romanzi e il successo ottenuto anche con i videogiochi della serie The Witcher. Thor il mitico dio del Tuono. In occasione dell’uscita di Thor: The Dark World, parleremo del film, del mito e delle altre incarnazioni mediatiche del personaggio. Negli altri articoli parliamo di giochi di ruolo sui supereroi, Charlaine Harris, Urban fantasy, cucina medioevale e dei fumetti tratti dalle opere di George R.R. Martin, per concludere con un omaggio a Jack Vance. Racconti di Dario Tonani, Francesco Verso e Diego Lama.

Night

Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 60,33 MB
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Vista: 4920
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

French Children Don T Throw Food

Autore: Pamela Druckerman
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448127157
Grandezza: 59,48 MB
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The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life! Who hasn’t noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own? *How come French babies sleep through the night? *Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? *How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly? *Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms? 'Fascintating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times ‘Her book should be dispensed on prescription’ -Spectator