The Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt

Book - 2013
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher
*Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018*
Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill -- but only if she lives to use it.
A coup threatens the Wizard's Guild. War breaks out across the lands. A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life... ... and Ciri, in whose hands the world's fate rests, has vanished...
The Witcher returns in this sequel to Blood of Elves.
Witcher novels Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake
Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated from original Polish by David French
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780316219136
Branch Call Number: FIC Sapko
Characteristics: 347 p. --
Additional Contributors: French, David (Translator)

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Andrew Kyle Bacon
Nov 23, 2017

In this book Sapkowski continues his elegant world-building, further fleshing out the world of The Witcher, meanwhile rocketing the plot forward at all times. The characters, as always, are interesting, engaging, and consistent. In this volume there is quite a bit of development with Ciri's character, which is wonderful, as she is the best character in the franchise apart from Geralt himself. Geralt, meanwhile, receives far more focus in this book than in "Blood of Elves," which is refreshing and exciting. This book is not as elegant as "Blood of Elves," in terms of its grace and use of language (I do suspect some of this has to do with the translation), but is just as entertaining. Another great book in this franchise, and I am excited to continue on with the remainder of the series.

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StarLord21
Apr 21, 2016

Another great edition to The Witcher franchise. I do agree that Sapkowski should have maps drawn. It would be great to have an idea where the kingdoms are in junction to another. But I disagree with the sorceress rant about them being vain. They are and the Sorcerers aren't much better. It's not about gender it's about them being incredibly powerful and arrogant. Their vanity comes from their power.

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mexicanadiense
Jun 28, 2014

Improves upon the world-building of "The Blood of Elves", many thrilling sequences and bone-jarring "fantasy realism", should definitely appeal to fans of George R.R. Martin and co.

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May 04, 2018

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