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The Time of Contempt
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Witcher novels volume 4.
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Orbit 2013
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To protect his ward Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second novel of the Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski's groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games.
 
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.
Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire 
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God

Translated from original Polish by David French
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Andrzej Sapkowski. (2013). The Time of Contempt. Orbit.

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Andrzej Sapkowski. The Time of Contempt. Orbit, 2013.

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To protect his ward Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second novel of the Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski's groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games.
 
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.
Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire 
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God

Translated from original Polish by David French
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      • source: Nerds of a Feather
      • content: One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist.
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      • source: Foundation on The Last Wish
      • content: Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy.
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      • source: Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish
      • content: Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor.
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      • source: Waterstones
      • content: Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did.
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      • source: The Deckled Edge
      • content: I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters.
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      • source: The Wertzone
      • content: Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic.
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      • source: The Specusphere
      • content: This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion.
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      • source: Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game
      • content: New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years.
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      • source: GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
      • content: The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year.
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        July 15, 2013
        This crowded sequel to the Polish bestseller Blood of Elves mashes up political intrigues, military maneuvers, magic duels, and monster hunts. Geralt, the Witcher (a magic-boosted warrior), and his beloved, the sorceress Yennefer, try to protect Princess Cirilla, heir to a conquered land, from the Empire of Nilfgaard as it attempts to absorb all the Northern Kingdoms. The Nilfgaardian Emperor Emhyr var Emreis sends hunters to pursue Ciri and to disrupt a conclave of mages while his troops roll over his squabbling neighbors. Ciri is forced to flee on her own through an unreliable portal, facing a variety of ordeals while Geralt searches for her. French’s translation piles on clichés and contemporary English slang (“raining cats and dogs,” “have a butchers”) to play up Sapkowski’s fondness for anachronisms such as mages arguing over the killing of endangered species. Sapkowski moves the plot quickly amid a welter of names and lightly sketched histories, giving the world depth but also confusing the reader at times.

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      • source: Library Journal
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        August 1, 2013

        As a Witcher, Geralt has perfected his physical prowess as well as his sorcerous abilities in order to fight the demons and other evil creatures that threaten the land and its people. Now he must protect a young girl named Ciri, a child of prophecy whose actions can save or destroy the world. When Ciri goes missing, it is up to Geralt to discover who has taken her and to find her before it is too late. Second in the series (after Blood of Elves; a book of short stories, The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher, which precedes the main series, has also been translated into English), this latest novel by Polish fantasy author Sapkowski presents a fast-paced fantasy world in which sorcerers can bring about both great good and great evil. VERDICT Readers familiar with the related Witcher Role Playing Game should enjoy reading adventures set in the role-playing world, while sword and sorcery fans can take this title on its own merits.

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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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.
Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire 
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of...
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