"For more than a hundred years humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, and now the races fight each other once again. In this tumultuous time a child is born: Ciri. She has strange powers and a stranger destiny, for a prophecy names her as one with the power to change the world, for good or for evil. The witcher Geralt has taken Ciri to relative safety, but it soon becomes clear that Ciri is not like the other witchers. As the threat of war hangs over the land, Geralt and Ciri are pursued by someone who understands exactly what the prophecy means- and exactly what Ciri's power could do. This time Geralt may have met his match"--Back cover.