Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: May 1st 2009
Review Source: Orbit
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.
Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world – for good, or for evil.
As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.
This is the book I have been waiting for (in the series). I LOVED the short stories, really truly. I Loved the cinematic writing, the sassiness and everything surrounding Geralt and everyone involved (especially Dandelion). I have been longing for more of Ciri, wanting to see how she grew into herself, how Yennifer plays a role in it, how Geralt handles raising a girl, let a lone a princess, as a Witcher. While I don’t think the author was intentional (in the beginning) for Geralt to be a sexy piece of dangerious, but he is, and it’s not difficult to see how girls swoon over him. Don’t let that fool you however, many are scared off by his Witcher title, and his cat eyes.
Reading how Ciri was training at Cair Morhen, was enlightening but more hilarious than anything else. Watching the manliest of men trying to train a princess, funny as hell. I was hoping for more than a passing glance at melitele’s temple, and we did get more! Ciri gets hidden away for safety, and Yen steps in to test and watch her. While not always hilarious, some of the conversations they have really are quite important and sarcastic. Of course I want to see Ciri develop her magic more, I want to see her bad ass already!!
I already grabbed the next book, and will be starting it tonight.