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  • Blood of the Elves - A great story continues!!!

    I loved the video games and when it came to Netflix, I was thrilled and needless to say binged the series one Saturday. I learned it was based on the books - I didn't know they existed - I do now. I've bought all of them and have yet to be disappointed. Are the video games like the books - nope. Neither is the TV series to be honest. What the books are - is magical (to me). They literally come to life in my mind. I hear the voices, I see them in my mind's eye. The storyline is captivating as a result. Buy the books, then play the games and watch the series. You won't be disappointed if this is your genre!

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  • Amazing atmosphere and story telling by Sapwoksi. It is great to finally have the first of this saga in English to enjoy. Geralt of Rivia is a well written character whose emotions and personality are developed through the story. His relationship with Yennefer and Tris is explored incredibly well with all characters being very vivid and believable. Having played the 2 games that come after the sage then coming back to read the saga was a treat as everything takes on a new light and understanding. I highly recommend this series to anyone who is into Fantasy and want an amazing world full of incredible characters to experience.

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  • Great Beginning Book!

    A great introduction to the series! I really enjoyed this story, which was more of a collection of journeys for various characters. While I enjoyed the adventures of Geralt, I have to admit that I loved seeing the perspectives of the ladies: Ciri, Yennefer, and Triss were all fairly strong characters and I truly look forward to seeing more of them. Of all the relationships, I enjoyed the ones between Geralt and Ciri, and Triss and Ciri the most. I've always been interested in Ciri and the destiny she is supposed to be open to, and I appreciate how so many characters are trying to help her. Ciri is my favourite character and the endearing nature with which they treated her became my favourite parts of the entire book. The action and enemies were brutal in their own rights. The fight scenes were clearly constructed and the dialogue was crisp. The world building and settings were inventive and interesting. There is definite groundwork laid for an epic series, and with so much foreshadowing and open plot lines, I can't wait to explore more of this world and the creatures in it!

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  • A brilliantly paced fantasy book

    Containing a mere seven chapters, Sapkowski's first novel in his Witcher Saga is benefitted tremendously by his experience with short story compilations. It would be more appropriate to refer to it as a book in seven acts, as each chapter feels like a fairly self contained story in it's own right, with a different sense of pacing for each as they all involve the characters seeking to understand the mystery of the Child Surprise in their own ways. The book ends just as it begins: appropriately abruptly, leaving you practically begging for even more. And if I know Sapkowski's writing (and, three books into the saga, I like to think that I do), the sequel will be just as good, or even better.

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  • Hollow

    A solid 6/10 Of all the books in the world, particularly in this genre, I'm surprised it became a tv show and video game. I thought the premise interesting, it's an enjoyable story, but it lacks character development and I found it hollow. A strong, encompassing outer shell, but void of any depth on the inside. The book starts out with a few curious characters, then about half way through suddenly a whole pile of new characters (mostly kings, dukes, etc - with peculiar names) are introduced with slim to no knowledge of who they are. From there, not much happens and then it simply ends. Part of me is curious enough to read the 2nd book in the series, but part of me is apprehensive that it'll be the same.

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