Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the NYT bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games.
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Soon to be a major Netflix original series! Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the NYT bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. 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 killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world. Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
He has the audacity to wish—' 'My gods!' the priest suddenly grasped his bald crown. 'Now I understand! The wish! The last wish!' 'What's happened to you, Krepp?' the mayor frowned. 'Are you ill ?' 'The last wish!
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world. Translated by Danusia Stok
“Then I'll wish her back.” “You can't.” “Now I know this is fake. What'd I do? Use all my wishes?” “No. You have two more wishes, but you can't undo a wish. You must wish for something else.” “You're crazy.” Noah's heart thumped against ...
Author: Joann Flammer
Noah didn't believe in wizards or dragons...until he made a wish on a shiny coin and his five-year-old sister was accidentally whisked away to the dragon's cave in Windom. Only he could save her by using his second wish to go to Windom. His third wish, the last wish, would bring them home...or would it? Read 'The Last Wish' and join Noah in his courageous journey to rescue Ariel!
returning to the letter. My dearest Maria, I do hope this letter manages to get through to you. The others that I've sent have all been returned unopened. With things being as they are, it's hardly surprising that the post isn't being ...
Author: Peter Parsons
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Tom isn’t anything to anyone, or at least he wasn’t until the dying wish of his father sent him on a seemingly impossible trek to find a lost wartime lover, unwittingly throwing Tom into a maelstrom of violence, death and romance. An exciting and sometimes humorous escapade which started when a bereaved son had nothing better to do.
“I'm dying, Elijah. There's going to be people crying at my funeral, people hurt because I'm gone. If I meet you now, you'll be one of those people.” The pain in her eyes while she says these words cracks the dam that's holding back my ...
Author: Cheyanne Young
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Young Adult Fiction
How far would you go for your best friend? Raquelês lifelong best friend, Sasha, has just died of cancer, and Raquel is overcome with grief Ä until she discovers that Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows Sashaês instructions, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. Thereês a secret attached to him that only Sasha ã and now Raquel ã knows. This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friendês final wish?
So will the last wish of Fellini. the President rushes from where he is, and in two steps anger arrives at the seat of the IMAM HÜSNÜ, and shakes his hand with a threatening expression. Mr.PRESIDENT imam my ... there is no such thing.
Pastor Fellini has not done a ritual or ceremony since 55 years. And he wants to do a ritual or ceremony in his church for the last time before he dies. This is the last wish of Pastor Fellini. IMAM HÜSNÜ, who wants to realize this last desire of the pastor in the name of humanity and friendship, promises to Fellini. A month later, his daughter, Meral, who will be married to Mr. President's son, And tfe priest Fellini will make wedding ritual in his church. Mr. President learns that and realizes that his entire career and his reputation are under threat. This should'bn reliase,Mr. President's son can not marry a church ceremony at any cost. Mr. President does not leave anything that we have done to get rid of this threat, and it is a great drama, an excellent comedy,interest. Mr. President will have to live countless different moods throughout the film.
The overriding message of this book is a sober warning to the world, but also a message of great hope, as was evidenced by the miraculous landing of flight 1549. It is a hope that is needed now, perhaps more than ever — at a time when ...
"Geralt was always going to stand out, with his white hair and piercing eyes, his cynicism and lack of respect for authority ... but he is far more than a striking-looking man.
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Category: Fantasy fiction
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 swordfights 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.'
It's not like I've spent a lot of time with undocumented immigrants in the past. ... “Now for the last one,” she says. ... I mean what I say, but I'm also a bit apprehensive about what “the biggest, most ginormous” wish will be, ...
Author: Joe Siple
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Jason Cashman has reached the goal he spent the last twenty years seeking, but instead of feeling content, he feels empty. When he meets Alexandra Lopez, a ten-year-old America-loving girl facing deportation, he is inspired by his old friend, Murray McBride, to give her five wishes before she must leave. They set out to check off as many wishes as possible, but when Jason's transplanted heart begins to fail, he must choose between his obligations to the past and his hope for a future.
of a union of the last of the merfolk and a siren, and Max. Well, Max was her best friend, a mechanical genius, and... blind. He kept the Kraken together for her. Enough so that it had virtually circumnavigated the globe to get here to ...
Author: Erik Schubach
Publisher: Erik Schubach
Angel and the other Sentinels are in pursuit of the remains of the now rogue black ops Lazarus Group and its leader, Xerxes, the ancient warlord who has used the enslavement of lesser Djinn for centuries to secure power and unnaturally long life. Lazarus has teamed up with the nemeses of the Sentinels in a last ditch effort to awaken the last Greater Djinn, a Shaytan, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Fighting against overwhelming odds, the women find that they are not in this fight alone as Angel attempts pit her will, magic, and curse against a being who was ancient when the earth was young.
Experience the story from start to finish. Get every single book following the exploits of Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity. These eight books are a comprehensive collection of the books that inspired a bestselling video game and the major Netflix series. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Read the epic Witcher saga from start to finish with this eBook boxset, which contains all eight books in the ground-breaking series. The Last Wish, Blood of Elves translated by Danusia Stok. Sword of Destiny, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow, The Lady of the Lake, Season of Storms translated by David French. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.
He was locked into another contract of one hundred wishes. “Come,” Hasim snapped. “Enough dallying in this land down under.” “My teapot. I'll need my teapot.” Zane didn't give a flying fuck about his teapot but he didn't wish to leave.
Author: Shelley Munro
Publisher: Shelley Munro
Freedom. Zane craves it, but to earn liberty he must fulfill the last wish on his genie contract and evade his boss’s clutches for ten days. If he fails, it will mean another term of genie duty. Been there. Bought the T-shirt. This time Zane is determined to beat the odds and grab his chance at freedom. When Dillon Sanderson goes to the antique market, the last thing he expects is a gorgeous genie to materialize in front of him. Handsome. Charismatic. Tempting and enticing. Dillon takes one look and wants to explore the sparks of attraction leaping between them. He offers the sexy genie a place to hide. The tentative friendship quickly grows to more—raw need explodes into passion and hot, toe-curling sex. Long nights of intense lovin’ lead to mutual pleasure and loads of unrestrained fun along with hijinks in the kitchen. Dillon has fallen fast and wants forever, but Zane is determined to leave once he’s free and intends to celebrate his independence alone. Somehow Dillon has to persuade him they’re perfect together because time is running out and Zane’s boss is hot on their trail…
The. Last. Wish. As the judge read his final speech, I was too hazy to distinguish between the verdict and the option that I may have a last wish. In my cell, the proceedings of the trial seemed like a figment of the past so much so ...
Author: Akram Najjar
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
These stories saw the light when the author was around 40 satisfying the writing urge he had always had. Having tried his hand at several literary genres, he settled on writing short stories. Moving away from socio-psychological or pseudo auto-biographical fiction, he concentrated on writing stories that do not use traditional narrative or plots. The stories are literary ventures, playing with literary devices, the fiercely fantastic, or magic realist. A series of houses that envelope a story each. A set of painters that contravene the principles of the Golden Ratio, Phi. A crab and its habits. A festival of laughter. A man whose life is encumbered with non-psychological and non-social difficulties. An afternoon spent by 4 unusual companions. Government exercises that leave citizens breathing with peace. A scarab and how to make one. A prisoner who subverts the offer of a last wish. Some are half a page long while others go up to 10 pages.
anything, she was hesitating just to see how far the crazy FBI agent was willing to go. “Probably. Depends on your reasoning ... I hope...” The last hope came out in a strangled cry. With that, Lisa gave a pleading look up to the sky.
Author: Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
A bundle of books #1 (HER LAST WISH), #2 (HER LAST CHANCE), and #3 (HER LAST HOPE) in Blake Pierce’s Rachel Gift mystery series! This bundle offers books one, two, and three in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In HER LAST WISH (Book #1), A serial killer strikes in the Virginia area, targeting women who seek fertility treatments. As Rachel enters his sick and twisted mind, she struggles to understand his motive, or the connection between the victims. Worse, the case strikes too close to home, bringing up memories of her own fertility treatments, and her failed mission to have a second child. As she seeks insight from a diabolical, jailed serial killer, she immediately realizes it’s a mistake. Can he see right through her? Can Rachel keep her secret and keep her deteriorating health at bay long enough to finish the job? Can she fulfill her own bucket list before she dies? And can she keep herself from descending down the dark hole of her own traumatic past? In HER LAST CHANCE (Book #2), with a rash of people dying suspiciously from high bridges, jumping to their deaths in apparent suicides, the FBI is called in to investigate. On suspicion of a serial killer, FBI Special Agent Rachel Gift is assigned the case, and soon realizes she is up against something more diabolical than she could have imagined. In an epic game of cat and mouse, can she stay healthy enough to outsmart the killer and catch him before it’s too late? And can she keep her own demons—and her own traumatic past—at bay? In HER LAST HOPE (Book #3), when a series of different organ donors are murdered, Rachel is determined to track down the killer. But Rachel herself is faltering, beginning to succumb to her illness. Can she keep it together long enough to catch this killer before her own death? And can she keep her own demons—and her own traumatic past—at bay? A riveting and chilling crime thriller featuring a brilliant and flailing FBI agent, the RACHEL GIFT series is an unputdownable mystery, packed with suspense, twists and shocking secrets, propelled by a page-turning pace that will keep you bleary-eyed late into the night. Books #4-#6 are also available!
THE LAST WISH . But as the combat closed , they found For tender thoughts a space , And e'en upon that bloody ground Room for one bright embrace , And pour'd forth on each other's neck Such tears as warriors need not check .
The substitute for this kind of will in Ulysses is the dying wish, which takes the will's place as a formally and structurally determining principle. In other words, the English may have their wills, but the Irish have their dying ...
Author: David P. Rando
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Hope and future are not the terms with which James Joyce has usually been read, but this book paints a picture of Joyce's fiction in which hope and future assume the primary colours. Rando explores how Joyce's texts, as early as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, delineate a complex hope that is oriented toward the future with restlessness, dissatisfaction, and invention. He examines how Joyce envisions alternatives to the prevailing conventions of hope throughout his works and, in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, develops formal techniques of spatializing hope to contemplate it from all sides. Casting fresh light on the ways in which hope animates key aspects of Joyce's approach to literary content and form, Rando moves beyond the limitations of negative critique and literary historicism to present a Joyce who thinks agilely about the future, politics, and possibility.
... C - 1 ] : $ w : I -1 1 1 The new simple wish intersects with the last wish in the clique , but it also overlaps with simple wish $ t , which is not part of the clique . Hence it satisfies Property 3 with respect to the current ...
Author: Rex A. Dwyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Explains many computational molecular biology problems and how to implement solutions to them in Perl.
Geralt’s encounter with a beast reveals the truth behind fairy tales in this graphic novel adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's original short story.
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Geralt’s encounter with a beast reveals the truth behind fairy tales in this graphic novel adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's original short story. Geralt takes a short cut down a beaten path, where he makes a grim discovery of two corpses. Backtracking their trail, he’s led to a derelict mansion secured with elevated walls and a gate—mysterious and ramshackle, yet adorned with a rare elegance Geralt could not ignore. He is met with the mansion’s owner—not quite human, but a beast with the faculties of a man. With Geralt unfazed by his monstrous appearance and displays of aggression, the beast invites him inside. A kind but wary host, he shares stories of his family, his life . . . and his curse. If the weight of his misdeeds could condemn him to the body of a beast—a retribution spoken of only in fairy tales, could there be another grain of truth in these tales of fantasy—one that could help him elude his fate and lead him to salvation? This graphic novel is the first in a series of adaptations from Sapkowski's acclaimed short story collection The Last Wish! Script adaptation by Jacek Rembiś (Frostpunk) with art by Jonas Scharf (Bone Parish, War for the Planet of the Apes).
The second question then is: did he accept the will as a document which was carrying out his last wish as set out in the 'Last wish' document? There is no dispute that the will did in fact carry out the last wish, ...
Author: William Musyoka
Publisher: African Books Collective
This text broadly and comprehensively covers the area of law of succession in Kenya. It exposes the substantive succession legal regime applying in Kenya as well as the Kenyan probate practice. It is tailored specifically for the legal practitioner, the Magistrate and Judge and the law student William Musyoka holds L.L.B and LL.M degrees from the University of Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a law lecturer. He has taught the law of succession at the Kenya School of Law and is currently teaching the subject at the School of Law, University of Nairobi.
tiniest sign which could lead them to the sought-after last will and testament, but no, he'd put the things and the ... is the last will—and according to what you've told me, there is none—and on the other hand there is the last wish, ...
Author: Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
'Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists.' Paris Review Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of László Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career. Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town. 'I've said a thousand times that I always wanted to write just one book. Now, with this novel, I can prove that I really wrote just one book in my life. This is the book - Satantango, Melancholy, War & War, and Baron. This is my one book.' László Krasnahorkai