Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2010-08-19
ISBN: 0575087498
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood of Elves Book Excerpt:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. 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 are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match. Translated by Danusia Stok.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 9781473235106
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood of Elves Book Excerpt:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. 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 are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match. Translated by Danusia Stok.

The Witcher Boxed Set Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire

The Witcher Boxed Set  Blood of Elves  The Time of Contempt  Baptism of Fire
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 9780316438971
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witcher Boxed Set Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire Book Excerpt:

Soon to be a major Netflix original series! This special boxed set includes the first three novels in Andrzej Sapkowski's NYT bestselling epic fantasy saga -- the books that introduced the world to The Witcher and inspired the hit video games. For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil. As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all -- and the Witcher never accepts defeat. In Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, and Baptism of Fire, Sapkowski brings a fresh new voice to fantasy fiction, creating something wholly dark and exciting in this world of monsters and witchers.

Blood of Elves

Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-01-05
ISBN: 9781399611084
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood of Elves Book Excerpt:

The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands in the New York Times bestselling first novel in the Witcher series that inspired the Netflix show and video games. 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 are fighting once again - killing their own kind and each other. Into this tumultuous time is born a child of prophecy, Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution, whose strange abilities can change the world - for good, or for evil... As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt the Witcher must protect Ciri from those who are hunting the child for her destructive power. But this time, Geralt may have met his match. Translated by Danusia Stok.

The Complete Witcher

The Complete Witcher
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 3136
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1473232481
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Witcher Book Excerpt:

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.

The Witcher Boxed Set Blood of Elves the Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire the Tower of Swallows the Lady of the Lake

The Witcher Boxed Set  Blood of Elves  the Time of Contempt  Baptism of Fire  the Tower of Swallows  the Lady of the Lake
Author: ANDRZEJ. SAPKOWSKI
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2208
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN: 9780316498845
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witcher Boxed Set Blood of Elves the Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire the Tower of Swallows the Lady of the Lake Book Excerpt:

Andrzej Sapkowski created an international phenomenon with his New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series about Geralt of Rivia, which has gone on to inspire the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. Now, for the first time in a single boxed set, and featuring stunning new cover designs, the five novels that comprise the Witcher Saga: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire,The Tower of Swallows, and Lady of the Lake. For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. Geralt of Rivia, the hunter known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world--for good, or for evil. As the threat of war hangs over the land the child, Ciri, is hunted for her extraordinary powers. Geralt and his allies, including the powerful sorceress Yennefer, must find a way to protect her, and to protect the world. And the Witcher never accepts defeat. Witcher Novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake Season of Storms (stand alone) Witcher Story Collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools Warriors of God Light Perpetual The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok and David French

Online Multiplayer Games

Online Multiplayer Games
Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1608451429
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Multiplayer Games Book Excerpt:

This lecture introduces fundamental principles of online multiplayer games, primarily massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), suitable for students and faculty interested both in designing games and in doing research on them. The general focus is human-centered computing, which includes many human-computer interaction issues and emphasizes social computing, but also, looks at how the design of socio-economic interactions extends our traditional notions of computer programming to cover human beings as well as machines. In addition, it demonstrates a range of social science research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, that could be used by students for term papers, or by their professors for publications. In addition to drawing upon a rich literature about these games, this lecture is based on thousands of hours of first-hand research experience inside many classic examples, including World of Warcraft, The Matrix Online, Anarchy Online, Tabula Rasa, Entropia Universe, Dark Age of Camelot, Age of Conan, Lord of the Rings Online, Tale in the Desert, EVE Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and the non-game virtual world Second Life. Among the topics covered are historical-cultural origins of leading games, technical constraints that shape the experience, rolecoding and social control, player personality and motivation, relationships with avatars and characters, virtual professions and economies, social relations inside games, and the implications for the external society. Table of Contents: Introduction / Historical-Cultural Origins / Technical Constraints / Rolecoding and Social Control / Personality and Motivation / Avatars and Characters / Virtual Professions and Economies / Social Relations Inside Games / Implications for External Society

The Night Wolf Inn

The Night Wolf Inn
Author: Anthony Huso
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN: 1365409163
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Wolf Inn Book Excerpt:

The Night Wolf Inn is a sand box experience for 1st Edition RPG Gaming. It is a tavern and a universe unto itself; a place of powerful dweomers, secret doors, lost gods, hidden dimensions and dangerous artifacts. The Inn's mysterious backstory holds the sandbox experience together. The Night Wolf Inn fits snugly into any campaign, occupying only the space of its buildings and lawns. It is also intended to be fully customizable. Includes: Fully detailed maps and locations of the Inn featuring four floors, outdoor property, and extra-dimensional spaces. Partially detailed launch points into over twenty pocket dimensions and parallel worlds. Many new magic items, treasures, artifacts, monsters, demons, gods, NPCs, races, languages, and myths. Beautiful art. Player and DM versions of relevant maps. Player handouts. Quick reference cheat sheets.

The Return of the Elves Collection Books 5 7

The Return of the Elves Collection  Books 5 7
Author: Bethany Adams
Publsiher: Bethany Adams
Total Pages: 1159
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 195317101X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of the Elves Collection Books 5 7 Book Excerpt:

A widening abyss. A threat unknown. A canny enemy. Although Prince Kien was defeated, the trouble he started is far from gone. Now poison seeps into a crack in Earth’s energy field, requiring allies new and old to take action. Continue a journey that crosses from Moranaia to Earth and through the Seelie and Unseelie courts as mage, warrior, and rogue alike must work together to solve a new threat and face a rising enemy. This collection includes Books 5-7 in the Return of the Elves epic fantasy series: -Abyss -Awakening -Ascent As well as: -A BONUS short story, “The Sentinels,” first published in the Once Upon an Enchanted Forest anthology. -Character name guides and a list of fae words and phrases

The Return of the Elves Collection

The Return of the Elves Collection
Author: Bethany Adams
Publsiher: Bethany Adams
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN: 0999758756
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of the Elves Collection Book Excerpt:

A hidden conspiracy. A threat that spans worlds. A fate long foretold. When Arlyn journeys through the Veil to confront her elven father, she’s launched into life-altering quest for acceptance…and a place to belong. Journey into a realm where half-bloods, exiles, scouts, and seers band together to prevent their worlds’ destruction. This collection includes Books 1-4 in the Return of the Elves epic fantasy series: -Soulbound -Sundered -Exiled -Seared -Plus never-before-seen bonus content! “This is a great series. It's full of action, friendships, mystery, magic, fae, elves and love. Great story line and strong characters. So grab your copy and enjoy reading.” ~Amazon review of Seared “The author continues to weave these memorable characters in and around love and adventure. Start the series today. I do not think you will be disappointed!” ~Booknook Reviews

Blood Rose Castle of Doom

Blood Rose Castle of Doom
Author: Jonathan Evan Hudson
Publsiher: Black Fang Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Rose Castle of Doom Book Excerpt:

Meet Jakon Dawdora. A half-dwarf unable to smith anymore like his dwarven father. Ending even his monster card collecting days as well. A half-human only able to train as a sword master by his human mother. Yet once again this half-breed nature got in the way. Then one morning a mysterious castle appears out of nowhere. One only seen before in his beloved action novels. But the deadly consequences: all too unclear—yet. A spellbinding standalone epic fantasy novel full of riveting action, mesmerizing mystery, and beautiful babes that only the acclaimed Jonathan Evan Hudson could tell.

My Life as a Night Elf Priest

My Life as a Night Elf Priest
Author: Bonnie Nardi
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010-06-02
ISBN: 0472026712
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life as a Night Elf Priest Book Excerpt:

"Ever since the creators of the animated television show South Park turned their lovingly sardonic gaze on the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft for an entire episode, WoW's status as an icon of digital culture has been secure. My Life as a Night Elf Priest digs deep beneath the surface of that icon to explore the rich particulars of the World of Warcraft player's experience." —Julian Dibbell, Wired "World of Warcraft is the best representative of a significant new technology, art form, and sector of society: the theme-oriented virtual world. Bonnie Nardi's pioneering transnational ethnography explores this game both sensitively and systematically using the methods of cultural anthropology and aesthetics with intensive personal experience as a guild member, media teacher, and magical quest Elf." —William Sims Bainbridge, author of The Warcraft Civilization and editor of Online Worlds “Nardi skillfully covers all of the hot button issues that come to mind when people think of video games like World of Warcraft such as game addiction, sexism, and violence. What gives this book its value are its unexpected gems of rare and beautifully detailed research on less sensationalized topics of interest such as the World of Warcraft player community in China, game modding, the increasingly blurred line between play and work, and the rich and fascinating lives of players and player cultures. Nardi brings World of Warcraft down to earth for non-players and ties it to social and cultural theory for scholars. . . . the best ethnography of a single virtual world produced so far.” —Lisa Nakamura, University of Illinois World of Warcraft rapidly became one of the most popular online world games on the planet, amassing 11.5 million subscribers—officially making it an online community of gamers that had more inhabitants than the state of Ohio and was almost twice as populous as Scotland. It's a massively multiplayer online game, or MMO in gamer jargon, where each person controls a single character inside a virtual world, interacting with other people's characters and computer-controlled monsters, quest-givers, and merchants. In My Life as a Night Elf Priest, Bonnie Nardi, a well-known ethnographer who has published extensively on how theories of what we do intersect with how we adopt and use technology, compiles more than three years of participatory research in Warcraft play and culture in the United States and China into this field study of player behavior and activity. She introduces us to her research strategy and the history, structure, and culture of Warcraft; argues for applying activity theory and theories of aesthetic experience to the study of gaming and play; and educates us on issues of gender, culture, and addiction as part of the play experience. Nardi paints a compelling portrait of what drives online gamers both in this country and in China, where she spent a month studying players in Internet cafes. Bonnie Nardi has given us a fresh look not only at World of Warcraft but at the field of game studies as a whole. One of the first in-depth studies of a game that has become an icon of digital culture, My Life as a Night Elf Priest will capture the interest of both the gamer and the ethnographer. Bonnie A. Nardi is an anthropologist by training and a professor in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focus is the social implications of digital technologies. She is the author of A Small Matter of Programming: Perspectives on End User Computing and the coauthor of Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart and Acting with Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design. Cover art by Jessica Damsky

The Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 0316273775
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lady of the Lake Book Excerpt:

Trapped in a world ruled by the Elves, separated from Geralt and her destiny, Ciri will need all her training as a fighter and sorceress to survive in the fifth novel of the Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows and narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world. . . an Elven world. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. She is trapped. But this is the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher and his companions—and also to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded, and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war. Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake Season of Storms Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools Warriors of God Translated from original Polish by David French

Battles of Mullera Legacy of the Ginza Stone

Battles of Mullera  Legacy of the Ginza Stone
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2022
ISBN: 061520418X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles of Mullera Legacy of the Ginza Stone Book Excerpt:

Red Dragon

Red Dragon
Author: Katie Thornton-K.
Publsiher: Lulu Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 1304963608
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Dragon Book Excerpt:

The bloodline of a god lives on... Two women, both unaware of their true heritage, and both with Magic within them, learn to control their gifts and use them for good, as they fight against those who threaten the lands of Ayrenia. The sequel to Bloodline brings two new strong heroines, Autumn Storm and Tessa Oak, to follow in the footsteps of Braelyn. What will they have to sacrifice to keep their world safe?

Calamity

Calamity
Author: Shane L. Coffey
Publsiher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1624203450
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calamity Book Excerpt:

After months uprooted, the survivors of the Windrider clan have a home, a new village built under the guidance of Joseph, their human saviour and friend. Alas, peace is not to last as new dangers appear - unknown beasts savaging the woods and rumour of war stirring in the north. If they are to survive, all Joseph’s courage and the Windriders’ unity will be tested to their limits. The tale of Joseph, the Spirit of the Trees, concludes in this ultimate clash between old friends and older enemies. Joseph claimed his Identity and joined a Community, but will even these be enough to survive this Calamity?

Digital Culture Play and Identity

Digital Culture  Play  and Identity
Author: Hilde Corneliussen,Jill Walker Rettberg
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0262033704
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Culture Play and Identity Book Excerpt:

World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), with (as of March 2007) more than eight million active subscribers across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, who play the game an astonishing average of twenty hours a week. This book examines the complexity of World of Warcraft from a variety of perspectives, exploring the cultural and social implications of the proliferation of ever more complex digital gameworlds. The contributors have immersed themselves in the World of Warcraft universe, spending hundreds of hours as players (leading guilds and raids, exploring moneymaking possibilities in the in-game auction house, playing different factions, races, and classes), conducting interviews, and studying the game design--as created by Blizzard Entertainment, the game's developer, and as modified by player-created user interfaces. The analyses they offer are based on both the firsthand experience of being a resident of Azeroth and the data they have gathered and interpreted. The contributors examine the ways that gameworlds reflect the real world--exploring such topics as World of Warcraft as a "capitalist fairytale" and the game's construction of gender; the cohesiveness of the gameworld in terms of geography, mythology, narrative, and the treatment of death as a temporary state; aspects of play, including "deviant strategies" perhaps not in line with the intentions of the designers; and character--both players' identification with their characters and the game's culture of naming characters. The varied perspectives of the contributors--who come from such fields as game studies, textual analysis, gender studies, and postcolonial studies--reflect the breadth and vitality of current interest in MMOGs.Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg are both Associate Professors of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Long Live Magic

Long Live Magic
Author: Xun HuanJiaoZhu
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN: 1649555865
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Live Magic Book Excerpt:

What was the martial arts world? Sword lights, sword shadows, grudges and enmity, the love between a child and a girl, this was the martial arts world. People of the martial arts world were always involved in matters of the martial arts world, and wherever there were people, there would be people of the martial arts world. Humans were the martial arts world.

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities
Author: Gavin Brown,Kath Browne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1317043324
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive and authoritative, this state-of-the-art review both charts and develops the rich sub-discipline geographies of sexualities, exploring sex-gender, sexuality and sexual practices. Emerging from the desire to examine differences and exclusions as a key aspect of human geographies, these geographies have engaged with heterosexual and queer, lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives. Developing thinking in this area, geographers and other social scientists have illustrated the centrality of place, space and other spatial relationships in reconstituting sexual practices, representations, desires, as well as sexed bodies and lives. This book reviews the current state of the field and offers new insights from authors located on five continents. In doing so, the book seeks to draw on and influence core debates in this field, as well as disrupt the Anglo-American hegemony in studies of sexualities, sexes and geographies. This volume is the definitive collection in the area, bringing together many international leaders in the field, alongside scholars that are well-established outside the Anglophone academy, and many emerging talents who will lead the field in the decades to come.

Dusk Runner

Dusk Runner
Author: Mathias G. B. Colwell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2015-08-09
ISBN: 1680461648
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusk Runner Book Excerpt:

In the midst of chaos and darkness, Elliyar and his companions fight a losing battle to defend their homeland, the fallen elven kingdom of Andalaya. They fight against a dangerous alliance of dark elves and human invaders. Arrows loosed from the shadows and violent ambushes characterize his people's existence. Yet the young elf, Elliyar, can't help but wonder if this meager resistance is really all that is left for them or if there is something more in store for his people.It is in this war-torn land that an ancient power, a power that was thought lost for centuries, is rediscovered, and a primal evil begins to arise once more. Will Elliyar have the strength and ability within him to protect the ones he loves, especially the beautiful Miri, and shift the course of the war? Dusk Runner is the story of battles and last stands, a tale of love and betrayal. It is the telling of one young elf who comes of age during the dusk of his people's existence and of his desperate fight for their survival. It is a story of the power of love to inspire and give hope even in the darkest times.