Review: Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapkowski

Lady of the Lake is the last book in the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. I’ve heard that there’s another book, Season of Storms, which will come out (translated in English) in 2018, but I think that one’s a short story collection.

Plot:

Ciri escaped the torturing arms of her pursuer, and fled into the Tower of Swallows. It transported her to a world of Elves, but not the Elves she knows. She is a prisoner, and they will only let her go if she agrees to do one thing. One terrible thing. Meanwhile Geralt is looking for Ciri back in their world with his companions, trying to save her from those who wish to harm her, or control her. Yennefer has been put in chains, and tortured, by people who want to get their hands on her surrogate daughter. And the Emperor of Nilfgaard too has his eye on the prize.

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Review: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

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I initially bought The Last Wish on my trip to London in 2015, because I’d heard so much about the Witcher games. I started playing the Witcher 3 recently, after I bought it for Christmas, and though the story itself isn’t hard to follow even if you haven’t played the other games (which I haven’t), I was still curious about the back story. So I started reading the Andrzej Sapkowski novels I already owned.

Plot:

In this short story collection you get introduced to Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, and what it is a Witcher does. In these seven short stories Geralt takes the reader into adventure upon adventure. You learn what being a Witcher entails – not just from a career standpoint – and how people react to Witchers, and other non-humans in the world Sapkowski created.

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