Times of Contempt (Saga o Wiedźminie #4)
The gritty revolution was, and remains, a reaction to all the ridiculous tropes a ...more
Ahora entiendo cuando leía que esta novela era una fantasía mas madura, pero ¿eso significa que se abandona al héroe con la espada para favorecer la intriga política? No sé si me guste ese cambio.
Pero no voy a decir que Geralt no ve acción, sí tiene su cuota, y una cuota mu ...more
Overall, there are some very good parts in it, vibrant characters and sharp dialogue. There is even some good action sequences, but they are underplayed a lot.
Nut it is constantly out of place, with a plot that never quite hits the spot. As for Geralt, the protagonist of this saga, he is constantly absent, with Ciri being the focus of the book.
As always it is a pleasure to read about Geralt of Rivia even though he does not do much in this novel. Instead the readers are introduced to the Council of mages and Yennefer's role. The plot is very entertaining and full of twists. As always witcher' ...more
What I like about the Witcher/Sapkowski books - particularly Last Wish - is the moral ambiguity of it all. Geralt hunts monsters but he doesn't do it thoughtlessly and he will admit that the monsters are in fact endangered species that he is helping along the path to extinction. Geralt, the mutant, is the exception, the noble savage giving contrast to the rest of rude humanity who are terrible, ignorant racists toward the elves, dwarves etc, who, in turn, don't help their case by ...more
I'm dropping a star for that and the absolutely ridiculous publishing schedule. Considering the three years that passed between the first translation and thi ...more
(It also suffers from the ...more
Sapkowski creates nice characters and an interesting setting. A setting with various kings and races. A place where elves are not just benevolent fairies, but can be cruel and go to war with humans. A place where nothing is black and white but there is a ...more
Género. Narrativa Fantástica.
Lo que nos cuenta. Yennefer va rumbo a Thanedd para asistir a la reunión de hechiceros y Ciri la acompaña, aunque la idea es que se una a la escuela de hechiceras, pero Ciri tiene sus propios planes previos. Geralt obtiene información de una agencia de inteligencia un tanto peculiar. Los acontecimientos obligarán al brujo a tener que volver a dirigirle la palabra a la hechicera. Cuarto volumen de la saga de Geralt de Rivia.
It was still a good ...more
So after finishing the previous book, Blood of Elves, I immediately turned to this volume. The pace sure has picked up in this one and I read it pretty quickly.
This book introduces a lot of new characters as the plot thickens, the Mages go bonkers, the politicians are plotting, the Nilfgaardians react and seize the moment.
Amidst these turbulent events our protagonists sure go through a roller coast ...more
Another great novel following a full cast of characters, each just as interesting as the next.
I'll try and keep this short and without spoilers as i hate that. I guess there really is only two questions most are wanting to know answers too so, i put answers below to what i thought they would be.
(I bet the first person that reads this will say "That's not what i wanted to know.")hahaha
Q: Did i like it?
A: Yes enormously so. There is something about Sapkowski ...more
Overall this was a very enjoyable read. It had everything that the first Witcher books had, plus a conspiracy w ...more
La historia se sigue desarrollando, pero aunque hay muchos planes en el fondo no acaban de afianzarse, para luego aparecer una sorpresa que transmuta la acción.
A por el quinto…
Finally, things get really serious and epic. Everyone and his mother is searching for Ciri, who reveals herself to be an intriguing character. A girl capable of both passion and clear-headed thinking, and who often makes bad decisions, but a smart, likeable girl nonetheless, who, despite having to defend her life, hesitates to kill and isn't thrilled by it (Arya, I'm looking at you, you young sociopath that every reader seems to like). ...more
My review is likely biased towards a high score, colored by my enjoyment of the C ...more
Tre ombre cavalcano nella notte. Sono tre sicari, lanciati all'inseguimento della loro prossima vittima. Tuttavia non sanno di essere a loro volta seguiti da una creatura più forte e più resistente di qualsiasi essere umano: Geralt di Rivia, l'assassino di mostri. In circostanze normali, lo strigo non si sporcherebbe le mani per eliminare dei comuni criminali, ma stavolta è diverso. Perché quei tre sono stati assoldati per uccidere la principessa Ciri e, se ci riusciranno, il mondo intero sarà p...more
Le quatrième tome de la série du Sorceleur est définitivement la suite de l’histoire de Ciri, l’enfant surprise ayant une destinée. Andrzje Sapkowski prend son temps pour développer ...more
My one complaint with this series is that they are not really separate books as much as they are one single story split into books. Each one starts where the previous one ended without any transition, much like Tolkein's Lord of Rings. I would prefer to read the whole story in one piece rather than chopped up but what can you do.
This book is in two parts.
The first part is the story of Wizards, Enchantresses ...more
Political intrigue, war & loss will feature heavily here. I don't wish to write any spoilers, so suffice to say that this is up to the author's usual high standards.
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'I will. I was.'
'Why, then, didn't you follow the voice of that attraction?'
'I decided it would be wiser to follow the voice of good sense.'
'Years of practice in the witcher's trade have taught me not to bite off more than I can chew. Do you know, Vilgefortz, I once knew a dwarf, who, as a child, dreamed of being an elf. What do you think; would he have become one had he followed the voice of attraction?”