The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Time of Contempt
(The Witcher Book 2)

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski

Reading Level: Young Adult/Everybody

Genre: Fantasy

Released: August 27th 2013

Review Source: Orbit

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…

I absolutely loving this series so far, and can’t wait to get back to the Witcher 3 for PC.

Okay so, without too many spoilers (I try), time of contempt gets a bit busier with everyone getting closer to finding Ciri. The novel takes the time to look at all the political reasons behind capturing her rather than just doing away with her or forgetting her. Geralt and Yen and all the rest are doing their best to hide Ciri and we follow along for the adventure. The books have always had a touch of darkness, an honesty to the travesties of war. It’s an exciting note, not a spoiler, that Yennifer and Geralt come together for the Conclave of Mages.

Best part for me was the fact that we get a closer look at Ciri and how she grows into her skin. I am a little peeved at one bit, The Frying Pan, but it was a great read. It’s also within book two that we as readers/game players can see ow Ciri and The Rats come together. These books never fail in epic adventures, this time mainly focused on Ciri, the Child of Destiny.


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