Il Guardiano Degli Innocenti

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Editrice Nord
ISBN: 8842920592
Grandezza: 66,58 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: 25,98 MB
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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.'

Blood Of Elves

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575087498
Grandezza: 78,80 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.

Hard Times

Autore: Charles Dickens
Grandezza: 19,26 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.

Emerald Green

Autore: Kerstin Gier
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805092676
Grandezza: 76,86 MB
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Since learning she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, nothing has gone right for Gwen and she holds suspicions about both Count Saint-German and Gideon, but as she uncovers the Circle's secrets she finally learns her own destiny.

Effemme 8

Autore: Emanuele Manco
Editore: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 8867750836
Grandezza: 15,15 MB
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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.

Season Of Storms

Autore: Andrzej Sapkowski
Editore: Gollancz
ISBN: 9781473218079
Grandezza: 65,34 MB
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Vista: 9428
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Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 61,47 MB
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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.

Deadhouse Gates

Autore: Steven Erikson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409083136
Grandezza: 45,83 MB
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Weakened by events in Darujhistan, the Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of anarchy. In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik gathers an army around her in preparation for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, it will embroil in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known: a maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust that will shape destinies and give birth to legends... In the Otataral mines, Felisin, youngest daughter of the disgraced House of Paran, dreams of revenge against the sister who sentenced her to a life of slavery. Escape leads her to raraku, where her soul will be reborn and her future made clear. The now-outlawed Bridgeburners, Fiddler and the assassin Kalam, have vowed to return the once god-possessed Apsalar to her homeland, and to confront and kill the Empress Laseen, but events will overtake them too. Meanwhile, Coltaine, the charismatic commander of the Malaz 7th Army, will lead his battered, war-weary troops in a last, valient running battle to save the lives of thirty thousand refugees and, in so doing, secure an illustrious place in the Empire's chequered history. And into this blighted land come two ancient wanderers, Mappo and his half-Jaghut companion Icarium, bearers of a devastating secret that threatens to break free of its chains... Set in a brilliantly-realized world ravaged by anarchy and dark, uncontrollable magic, Deadhouse Gates is the thrilling, brutal second chapter in the Malazan Book of the Fallen. A powerful novel of war, intrigue and betrayal, it confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality - a new master of epic fantasy.

Hothouse Flower

Autore: Lucinda Riley
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961392
Grandezza: 64,76 MB
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Note to readers: Outside of the UK, this book is published under the title The Orchid House A heart-rending page turner which sweeps from war-torn Europe to Thailand and back again . . . As a child Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park. Julia is taken back to the 1940s where the fortunes of young couple Olivia and Harry Crawford will have terrible consequences on generations to come. For as war breaks out Olivia and Harry are cruelly separated . . .