Lady of the Lake
After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world... a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world.
But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she...more
We come to the end of the Witcher series, and I say thank Belzebub for that. It is difficult to say why I kept reading to the very (very) bitter end, since the series was getting increasingly worse by every page. I suppose the time I had invested and a small spark of hope that the end may have been worth it all...
The Lady of the Lake is the final book and it brings the whole saga to an end, with Ciri finding herself in another world having gone ...more
The fantasy elements in here are ...more
I've stayed with this saga for many years now, and it remains one of my favourites. Especially the knowledge that the game series takes the franchise to perfection, is a ...more
A shame that I couldn't get through the final book in the series but the majority of this book was a chore to read. Too much time hopping, world swapping, new and boring characters and not enough time spent with the people I actually cared about. I'm sure I'll come back to this sometime when I have more patience and time but it just wasn't for me at the moment. I just wasn't excited about what I was reading.
Even though it is not the first book, I ...more
There’s nothing left to say, nothing that hasn’t been resolved or left me wondering, nothing that I can really put my finger on as being amiss. However, I feel like some untapped potential died with the end of this series, and I’ll carry that disappointment with me for a while.
There were so many new threads explored in the final novel of The Witcher saga that I wish had been left out in favour of more time spent with our favourite characters. I think that is mostly what feels ...more
I am so disappointed and angry with how Sapkowski concluded this series. Throughout the whole series, I’ve grown so attached to so many characters and I hate to see them stranded away because they couldn’t fit the author’s weak excuse for a plot. What I hate the most is what happened to Ciri in the end. It’s like slap in the face.
This is the final book in the saga and it deals with Ciri finding herself in another dimension, trying to get back to where she belongs. Her focus is to find ...more
I don't think that introducing a bunch of pointless and boring characters in the last book of the series just for the sake of world-building is the way to go. And the ending was really bland.
I give myself five stars for resisting the urge to DNF this a couple of times and for not dying of boredom.
The book gets 1.5 stars, barely.
Eighteen years after its original publication in Polish, this concluding volume of The Witcher series finally has its official English translation. While fan translations have been around for quite a while now, honestly I thought it was well worth the wait, if nothing else because I got to enjoy the excellent audiobook edition. I started off by reading the books, but then on a whim decided to switch formats once I got to ...more
The whole book felt rushed, as if desperately trying to close all the plot lines. The result is some loose ends, some deus ex machinas (one particularly horrible - look below) and some plot lines that started with a bang and ended with a feeble voice.
Sapkowski is extremely talented at quickly introducing new ...more
Well that was surprising and here I was thinking this would hold no surprises for me.
The world building was brilliant and while a feature of this series this took it to the next level. It was vivid and really brought you into the world as a whole. Toussaint in particular was exceptional as were some other places especially those frequented by Ciri. Just outstanding.
The characters were brilliant especially Ciri. This really was mostly about her which was great. She is by far the most ...more
While I understand some critics I can't do nothing ...more
I'm not sure if it was because i still have the games for consolation or because the writer but, at the end, my negative expectation where completely vanished.
The story didn't slowdown even at the end and although, in my opinion it was more bitter than sweeter, everything was nicely settled and fulfilling.
Overhaul it's a great series with involving ...more
I dislike how the author decided to kill off some of the characters, i dont mind them dying , but you cant just kill one of the main characters who has been in at least 3 books , in 2 sentences. You have to have at least some buildup to it.
The deaths of Geralts litlle band of followers were so sudden and some just outright idiotic , that i was sure yenfer or ciri would revive them or that ciri would travel several hours in to the past and do it over again, ...more
However, I'm really pissed by the fact that (view spoiler)[everyone wanted to bed Ciri because of her magical bloodline (hide spoiler)] and the revealing that (view spoiler)[the Emperor who wanted to capture Ciri and bed her turned out to be her own supposedly-long-dead-father---not that I'm against this ...more
And so ends the Witcher Saga, which I've been steadily reading throughout the last year. Everything is tied up, from the Wars with Nilfgaard and the Scoia'tael to the fates of most of the minor characters. There's a lot of different endings here, many of them bittersweet. Heroes ...more
Well, this book had it's up and downs. Some plot twists started extremely good and exciting, but ended ... horribly. Thus, the storxy felt too rushed, it was like the author wanted to end the book as fast as possible (although the German edition has over 600 pages). Some new characters were really irrelevant. With each book we were introduced with new characters and adding to the last new ones - and killing old ones just like that off - did ...more
This one was a little frustrating and I think it’s in part because it’s translated. There’s an element of a story being told in a story being told in a story here that sometimes wasn’t a seamless transition. But I think that awkwardness is more in translation so I don’t hold it against the book.
However every 25% I felt like I was reading a different book.
The first 1/4th was dry
The second was bomb
The third was like the Sahara desert
The last chunk though was action and mayhem and ...more
I have become increasingly disenchanted with this series. The first two short story collections were excellent. They built up a rich and intriguing world while also bringing to the reader some very memorable characters. The writing was very well done.
All of that went away with the novels. It seems to me that the author has a problem with the format. he cannot handle pacing or endings. The first two books did not actually ...more
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