The Blood of the Elves written by Andrzej Sapkowski is the first of five volumes of the saga of the monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, which takes place after two sets of stories that provide an introduction to the main story. After the conquest of Cintra by the great army of Nilfgaard, Ciri, the granddaughter of Calanthe and the Child of Surprise, miraculously escaped death and ended up in one of the peasant families, where according to a prediction, Geralt found her. Now as the girl’s guardian, he takes her to the witcher’s habitat Kaer Morhen, where together with the help of the rest of the witchers he will take care of her and train her to defend herself.
Chronicles of the Black Company is the first book in the series of Black Company written by Glen Cook who served in the U.S. Navy. Thanks to his military experience he was able to describe the life and behaviour of a typical soldier. The book tells a story about the Black Company, the last of the free Companies of Khatovar.
Heroes die is a fantastic combination of science fiction and fantasy written by Matthew Woodring Stover, an American novelist who is known best for his Star Wars novels. This book is the first one of the series called The Acts of Caine which tell the story about The Blade of Tyshalle, the best and most successful assasin the world has known. In this future world powerful corporations rule the earth and society follows strict caste system and most of the entertainment comes from the actors who are teleported to the other universe.