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  1. says:

    This review can be found on Amaranthine Reads.Considering how well written and quick paced the short story prequel collection The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski was, this was ridiculously disappointing and underwhelming We have the same characters as was to be found in The Last Wish, and we had their personalities expanded and explored further, but we had none of the excitement or fantasy that was found there Blood of Elves is very slow and very closed off We spend far too much time in one place alone, and we follow conversations at a snail s pace to the point where what they re saying is no longer important but pointless chit chat It takes over half the book for us to leave Geralt and Ciri, who have taken up most of the book doing pretty much nothing in one place The narrator is supposed to be omniscient, but it feels like first person narrative with just one or two dips elsewhere to move the rather vague plot along.It s such a huge disappointment because the inclusion of our own folklore and fairytales in The Last Wish was a very good idea and following Geralt as he went about the countryside tackling monsters and demons which is the job of the Witcher was exciting, refreshing and kept the stories moving along In Blood of Elves we meet one monster and little else.It is mostly full of political intrigue, none of which is that interesting, nor does it deviate from the generic fantasy trope of races warring with races, crossing borders and sacking cities But even then, with the generic fantasy tropes, we barely even get in to them because the characters are too busy having inane conversations whilst, presumably, just standing about being targets.There was, however, a better set of female characters in this, though it was a bit too James Bond esque how they all seemingly dropped their knickers are the mere sight of Geralt of Rivia If one can get past this obvious High Fantasy trope and author projection, we see some female characters that are developed beyond their breasts, but only just.It s a relatively fun fantasy day out A quick read, won t challenge you much and will give you a good dose of non YA fantasy goodness if that s what you re looking for it s why I gravitated toward it but it is by no means anything brilliant or ground breaking I will, however, finish the series, maybe pick up the other short story collection I haven t gotten around to and possibly play the game that was inspired by it It s worth pointing out that this book is the first of a series, despite GoodReads naming it the third This book is the first full length novel and makes up the series of full length books, with two anthologies of short stories taking up 1st and 2nd in the series Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy


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    Blood of Elves is chronologically the 3rd entry within The Witcher saga Whereas previously all the short stories followed Geralt of Rivia working on certain monster assassination assignments, within Blood of Elves he is one of 3 or 4 main characters that we share the minds of For the novels, you can start here but I wouldn t recommend it I found that I completely loved the groundwork I d put in with the previous narratives and then hearing about the past stories mentioned of which I d already read such as recollecting thought regarding meeting the Golden Dragon and about the macabre events that happened at the downfall of Cintra It was also an excellent feeling meeting familiar characters often a bit too spontaneously that we d briefly crossed paths with within the previous books I can t state it enough that this book is so much deeper and enjoyable if you ve read what comes beforehand The important side characters from the recent stories are prominent here, most notably Ciri and Yennefer I m gutted we don t see of one of my favourite characters, the womanising troubadour Dandelion The tale starts at a safe haven underneath a giant tree where Dandelion and his apprentice tell the epic poem of Geralt We know the stories if we ve read the previous entries but the poetry and the action is accentuated for the audience and is picturesque, beautiful, and heightened in this form Dandelion is the finest bard in the land who causes the ladies to swoon, the lords to be jealous and the brothel owners to panic The ensemble of all assembled then discuss what happened at the end of the depicted action Was Geralt murdered Did the Child of Destiny, the Princess Ciri escape Did her and Geralt meet up as was prophecised It s a really intriguing beginning and sets the action up expertly Geralt is an extremely famous Witcher whose name is world renowned Everyone claims to know him and his exploits but he s not been witnessed in two years so how much is a mere fabrication to attract the attention of revelers in a bar on a weekend evening In this outing, Ciri, the child of Destiny is essentially the main character with Geralt being of a shadowy father figure who aids her development as an upcoming Witcher although she also has magical capabilities she does not understand He is the infamous Witcher, Yennefer is an enchantress and will they won t they love interest and although not the biological child of the aforementioned she seems like a perfect mix of arguably the other two main characters This tale was much deeper than what had come beforehand and as I ve previously mentioned I wish to read all of these before the Netflix series is released The first 30% is mainly focused on Ciri s training at the Witcher halls of Kaer Morten under the watchful gaze of the remaining handful of Witchers but also sorceresses Triss and Yennefer who are both former love interests of Geralt Geralt does love Ciri as a father would and their relationship is complex, loving in a lack 0f emotion way from Geralt s perspective He s a complex character as he s been genetically mutated to be a heartless monster killer but he has extreme morals and will not take sides in any sort of debacle One persons right is another ones wrong and he shouldn t take sides and that s not what he has been manipulated for.Honestly, there isn t too much action throughout this novel, but that s fine This is the foundation of what will no doubt be an exceptional next five books The main drama is caused by a fire scarred magical wielding individual who has an unknown vendetta against Geralt and wants Ciri Imagine if the Queen on a chessboard was infinitely valuable and in the eyes of the soon to be warring nations this even though they don t know if she s alive 12 year old young lady has a very important part to play Child of Destiny isn t a title that everyone is able to flaunt after all Blood of Elves is very conversation heavy Sometimes, with players having similar and confusing names it does get a bit over bearing Often a conversation will have eight contributors but it doesn t always make it obvious who is saying what so in these scenes I found my mind bouncing around thinking who said that who was that to etc The vibe and the point of the scene are expressed well but it s not always easy to keep a perfect picture of progression I loved the majority of the short stories and only a few remain weak and uninteresting in my mind This seemed like a well constructed but quite safe progression to the novel side of things It didn t really have an exciting finale The only event that could be considered as such was a confrontation at the eighty percent mark and then we were gifted a Ciri training session to conclude This series isn t perfect yet However, I am really enjoying following this interesting and multi layered cast This could go on to being one of my favourite fantasy series At this point I believe I ve only witnessed the tip of the iceberg and Ciri s destiny and the Witcher s influence is amazingly intriguing I can t wait to read the next one.


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    This book signifies a sharp departure from the previous two The first and second ones were collections of short stories mostly told from Geralt the Witcher POV This time this is a full length novel with multiple POVs Actually we only see Geralt s POV in just one chapter and a shortish one too In my opinion the book still shows its origins in short story format as the transitions between the chapters are mostly not continuous Instead they start with a jump in time to give a flashback to connect the events between the previous chapter and current time As to the plot it is quite easy to outline The last story of the second book left Geralt stuck with supposedly his destiny namely a child not his The poor Witcher was doing all he could and even to prove that destiny does not exists at least in his case, only to fail spectacularly Coming back to destiny s child oops sorry, wrong picture It turns out everybody and their brother want to find the poor kid I mean it literally it was easier to count the number of named characters of the novel who could not care less about Geralt s prot g than the searchers I also need to mention some of them were so insistent they would not hesitate to leave a dead body or ten if somebody happened to be in their way Now Geralt needs to provide the protection He also wants to remain neutral in the intensifying political games and this task turns out to be practically impossible unlike disposing of hired thugs I have some complaints about the book Geralt is supposed to be a monster hunter first and foremost Well he hunted exactly one monster in here none others bothered even to show up There is something to be said about the evil created by humans being the biggest monster of them all, but I seriously missed a tentacled multi headed poison tailed chitin ard creature waiting for its butt to be kicked by a skilled professional Now that I finished the book, I cast my mind back and realize that not much actually happened here a lot of talks, a lot of politics, but by the end most of the characters remained right where they started Things were brewing, but had not come to boiling point yet For all the slowness the book has charm I cannot quite put my finger on it, but somehow I was never bored reading and the read itself was quite fast For this reason I give the higher rating than I usually do for such book 4 stars.


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    Geralt of The Last Wish, where art thou Do I need to call the puny human authorities and tell them to issue an AMBER alert Have the obnoxious aliens abducted you again, as I suspect they did in book 2 Or is it that the Evil Russians are holding you hostage until I surrender my East Siberian Sea dominion That very well could be The Fluffy Siberian Bunnies FSB can get bloody shrimping devious like that sometimes Then again, I don t think that this is what happened here You know what I think, my Little Barnacles I think Geralt decided to bolt Why, you ask Seems pretty obvious to me the previous instalment nearly did him in First things first, the guy s Monster Slaying Quota MSQ dropped dramatically Second things second, he was viciously attacked by brutal waves of utter boredom and blah blah blah And third things third, he had to endure some major Lovey Dovey Drama Crap LDDC I m telling you, my Lovely Arthropods I would have pulled the Now You See Me Now You Don t Stint NYSMNYDS too, had I been in his place Yes, that is indeed my little self very discretely pulling a NYSMNYDS.Okay, I know what you Annoying Decapods are going to tell me but, gloriously nefarious Sarah we are in such awe of, Geralt hasn t gone anywhere Geralt is right here In this book Na ve, na ve, Little Barnacles I m afraid you ve been had like a bunch of provincial krill It s not Geralt we re dealing with in this instalment It s gErAlT, his duplicitous, evilly evil twin You have no idea how shrewd and calculating the guy is And bloody shrimping presumptuous, too He actually had the nerve to come up with his very own precepts for this book Don t believe me Check this out The Outrageously Outrageous Witcher Commandments According to Garp gErAlT OOWCAtGG Violently butcher monsters you shall refrain from.Yes, this is kinda sorta awkward when supernatural beast slaying is kinda sorta your calling and day job But what s a guy to do to get PETA off his back See the tiny predicament here The only solution is obviously for you to do the Pest Control Thing PCT once in a while per book tops, so that your street cred doesn t get thoroughly ruined and stuff Your life will no longer have a meaning, but that really is quite an insignificant price to pay in the grand scheme of things, is it not See, the Libidinously Mustached Duo LMD doesn t think it s a big deal, either. Only a few pages told from your POV your slightly hysterical fans you shall provide with.Because you are of the erroneously wrong opinion that absence makes the black, withered heart grow fonder and stuff Well, some People of the Forever Right Opinion PofFRO happen to think absence makes the pincers get sharper But hey, to each their own and all that fish Much needless blah blah blah crap let your fellow cast members gleefully indulge in you shall.In the meantime a well deserved nap most joyfully you will enjoy while thinking muahahahaha and stuff to your smug little self Bored Slightly uninterested readers be damned and all that If they can t appreciate coma inducing goodness kindly brought to them by a bunch of queens kings rulers whatever, it s their problem, not yours Besides, if they think this book is the cure to insomnia, they should try and read The Lies of Locke Lamora If they re lucky they ll only end up with an acute case of narcolepsy So QED and stuff It s time for a little Smug gErAlT Muahahahaha ing SGM again Deceitfully bring in a disgustingly kidnap worthy little kid to sneakily soften the tougher shrimps out there you shall Make her all sorts of revoltingly cute with huge ass kicking potential and wondrous smartass abilities to weaken your intended victim s reinforced, titanium coated exoskeleton Cunningly hint at the possibility that said brat might one day be a greater character than your little self This is far from the truth, of course No one is, or ever will be, greater than your astonishingly fabulous and yet so humble little self This is naught but a diabolically Machiavellian scheme to make sure some crustaceans will continue reading Ciri s your most fascinating adventures Hook, line and sinker, the bloody shrimping shrimps are bloody shrimping done for Mission accomplished and stuff Told you gErAlT was nothing like Geralt Ha. And the moral of this What the Fishing Fish is Fishing Going On with this Series I Demand Both and Explanation and a Formal Apology Crappy Non Review WtFFiFGOwtSIDBaEaaFACNR is dear Mr Sapkowski, give Geralt back NOW And I don t mean gErAlT, I mean bloody shrimping Geralt As in my super hot sexey badass monster slaying boyfriend from The Last Wish Puny humans might get hurt somewhat painfully and also suffer a slightly excruciating fate, by the way if you don t comply But hey, no pressure and stuff Book 1 The Last Wish Book 2 Sword of Destiny Book 4 The Time of Contempt Pre review nonsense Geralt, Geralt, GeraltWhat to do with you I hope you do realize that I ve only ever kicked one boyfriend out of my High Security Harem before Surely you do not want to suffer the same fate Especially since the boyfriend in question was Wimpish Happy Dresden WHD shudders Pretty sure you d hate to receive the same treatment as this substandard puny human, huh Yep, that s what I thought Well you know what If you want to stay safely locked up in the Harem, you re going to have to work for it I m giving you one last bloody shrimping chance, so don t screw things up in The Time of Contempt, or else Full Not Even A Full Chapter Written From Geralt s POV This is Outrageous This is Unacceptable This Cannot Be This Will Not Do We are Not Amused Crustaceans at the Ready and Stuff Crappy Non Review NEAFCWFGPOVTiOTiUTCBTWNDWaNACatRaSCNR to come P.S Geralt dear, butchering monsters is always a plus Think about that for a minute or two, will you


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    The era of the sword and axe is nigh, the era of the wolf s blizzard The Time of the White Chill and the White Light is nigh, the Time of Madness and the Time of Contempt Tedd Deire dh, the Time of End The world will die amidst frost and be reborn with the new sun It will be reborn of the Elder Blood, of Hen Ichaer, of the seed that has been sown A seed which will not sprout but will burst into flame Ess tuath esse Thus it shall be Watch for the signs What signs these shall be, I say unto you first the earth will flow with the blood of Aen Seidhe, the Blood of Elves Cintra is burning.The legions of the Nilfgaardian Empire have crossed the Yaruga again, and the independent future of the Northern Kingdoms is in grave peril It is against this backdrop that the story opens The story of Cintra, the orphaned princess with a mysterious destiny Of the great struggle between the free kingdoms of the north and their overwhelming imperial adversary And of the lone witcher known as Gwynbleidd, the White Wolf.And so it begins.After introducing Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf himself, in a set of stunning short stories, Sapkowski kicks the main story off with a bang as Blood of Elves introduces a somewhat different, yet astounding, fantasy epic.I first read Blood of Elves many years ago now, after having played the first game and read the absodamnlutely amazing short story collection The Last Wish While I would seriously consider that book a masterpiece of the fantasy genre, this one is of a traditional series novel It focuses on the actual storyline, which is quite fortunately intriguing enough to pull you in and never let go.The world of the Witcher, most recently broadcasted in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, undoubtedly one of the most immersive and beautiful video games ever presented to the public, is shown just as stunningly on the pages of the Witcher books, as they take the reader from the burning city of Cintra to the ancient Witcher fortress of Kaer Morhen and beyond.While it is relatively unknown by comparison to the giants of the genre as a result of coming from a non English speaking country , I would not hesitate to call this one of the most impressive series in fantasy.Witcher reviews 1 The Last Wish 2 Sword of Destiny 3 Blood of Elves


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    For anyone who s played The Witcher games, or anyone who has not but is interested in dark fantasy, I encourage you to consider reading The Last Wish, which is the first of The Witcher books, an anthology of short stories Read it before this, and Sword of Destiny too They re good, and you ll thank yourself for it later when you re not trying to decipher the backstory behind this one The Blood of Elves is the first full length novel in the series, and I was not disappointed It s even made it onto my favourites shelf.The general concept is that Geralt, a Witcher created through elixirs and brutal mutilation as a child, hunts and kills monsters for pay This volume is about the child Ciri, who we meet in the short stories of The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny, and her training in both magic and witching I don t know if that s what the Witcher craft is called but hey I used it The other part of this is the brewing war between the Nilfgaardians and the countries on the other side of the river.Character relationships are complex and full of history They re so tied together by destiny, yet so emotionally stunted towards each other that at some point it s just sad Poetic and lovely, and not pathetic enough to become angsty and melodramatic Ciri is kind of the light in the dark, probably to her detriment She s the one to which Triss s longing for Geralt, and Yennefer s pain over him, is actually put into words This is the first book in which Triss appears and while I was geared up to immediately feel bitterness towards her, none of Sapkowski s characters end up deserving that All that said, this isn t a sappy romance love fest, and is very much story oriented.Sapkowski s sense of humour is exactly within my tastes too cynical and quippy, as well as a little mean Yennefer and Triss both have that sharp tongue that made me laugh out loud a few times, and Ciri is just comical by nature.And here s a less reviewy part and of a collection of my thoughts At this point, I m not sure if Ciri being destined for Geralt means she s meant to eventually be his partner, or of a daughter, and I have not played the games to know Also no spoilers, please Yennefer s initial resentment towards Ciri would be justified either way, either as a woman with a past with Geralt, or as a woman unable to bear her own children In this volume at least, Ciri is his ward, and he trains her in Kaer Morhen to be a witcher Her early training in magic and how to survive puberty, let s be honest is carried out by Triss Merigold, whom I adored for being one of the only characters who just said what they were feeling, and later by Yennefer Yennefer s interactions with Ciri were my favourite part of the book, ultimately In my opinion, Sapkowski writes the relationships between a young girl and her older female mentors with sincerity and impressive believability.I usually struggle with fantasy not making me truly feel things, but there s plenty of heart torture for me in these


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    Blood of Elves , the third book in The Witcher series, is the first full length novel I recommend reading the two short story collections first The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny as they are linked together to form the background for this book It will also give you a feel of the writing style and pacing of the whole series This is not an action pack, high stakes thriller This is a very slow, character driven tale where the enjoyment is taken from world building escapism I m not saying it s boring, but if you re use to modern western fantasy stories, you may not enjoy the slow pace Though there is plenty of Geralt to go around, you ll realize that this is really Ciri s story It primarily offers some insight to her childhood after she s taken in by Geralt, showing the early relationships she had with the other characters The backdrop, of course, is a distinctly sociopolitical tragedy It mostly sets the scene of two enemy countries, on the brink of war, and how Geralt of Rivia is stuck in the middle, with both countries and numerous independent guilds after him and those he loves I won t spoil anything but there s a scene that speaks loudly to the futility and toll of war that very little is gained from killing in the end Like the previous books, Blood of Elves is mostly based on dialogue using the characters words or thoughts to set the scene This does, at times, make it feel a bit rushed and shallow but not enough to detract you from the story The characters are memorable, the prose is far sophisticated than in most fantasy, and the world Andrzej Sapkowski created is deeply compelling I loved almost everything about it from the sharp dialogue to the complex and multifaceted treatments of racism, sexism, colonialism and other socio political issues that affect us in the real world I particularly appreciated the way the book managed to operate simultaneously as serious fantasy and as a tongue in cheek deconstruction of the genre s tropes and cliches That, of course, is in part because the characters are just ridiculously good I think Geralt is one of the most fully realized protagonists in fantasy He s powerful, but reluctant to use his power in a way that might play into the world s terrible politics He d like nothing than to opt out completely and go about his business killing monsters for coin, but he can t, and is inevitably dragged into affairs of war and peace He s quiet, yet thoughtful violent yet only hesitantly so hard yet shows a greater capacity for empathy than anyone else in his world.The powerful enchantresses he is romantically involved with, Yennefer of Vengerberg and Triss Merigold, are no less compelling Any scene with Yennefer is pure gold She s prideful, antagonistic and fierce Yet, beneath the hard exterior undoubtedly caring and sympathetic exactly the kind of complex, independent female character that male writers often have trouble writing Her tortured relationship with Geralt is one for the ages, and works because she is his equal in every way Blood of Elves serves as an introductory chapter to the overall story arc, and while it isn t the most exciting or plot driven story I ve read it excels in delivering interesting, fleshed out characters that you can t help but want to learn about and sets the stage for the rest of the series The ending is not an ending at all, but of a lead into A Time of Contempt Patience is required If you ever want a realistic approach to a fantasy world where politics of the realms have a larger impact on the world than a single character The Witcher is worth the effort.


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    I loved it like I knew I would It was well worth the wait, and I can not wait until the next installment For some reason, my wife and I were possessed by the title and now run around the house doing some ridiculous call and response thing Me from downstairs, yelling black metal voice BLOOD OF ELVES Her from upstairs, shrieking black metal voice BLLLLLLLLLLOOOOD OF EELLLVVVVEEES There are worse reactions a book can inspire.


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    I feel note the use of the word feel rather than think I should have like ed this book better The plot sounds very interesting The girl Ciri, child of promise and prophecy yes a common motif in fantasy and folklore who was promised to the Witcher before she was born Evil faeries and so on used to claim that promise The story of her education , training, change and all the people around who want to protect or use her But I just found the book a sort of yawner It opens with a really grab ya scene of an attack on a city that turns out to be a partial and suppressed memory of Cir coming out in a dream and jumps to a bard singing about someone or some people that all the listeners just know are Ciri, Geralt etc But it rolls on so slowly.The races here a a little different than we find elsewhere but not greatly The magic folk, druids, priests who populate the book never grab me and I just couldn t get into the story I found myself skimming the book going from Triss memories to Ciri s training, from events to visions and all along I was just losing interest.Maybe it s me and my own taste I see a lot of people like this book and I m certainly glad you found a volume you like I liked the first book or prequel to this one The Last Wish pretty well, but this one just never drew me in I really don t care for it all that much.I do apologize to you who like this book greatly, as I ve noted many times it s simple a matter of taste.


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    This is such a conflicting read because I LOVED the first half of this but I could not focus on the second half and actually got to a point where I wanted it to be over I guess I m just Geralt and Ciri trash and only wanted to read about them XD


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