The Time of Contempt Review

Paperback, 331 Pages
Adult/ Fantasy
By: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 1/2

The Last Wish β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Sword of Destiny β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Blood of Elves β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2
The Time of Contempt β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2

Time of contempt takes place after the events of book one and follows the same style. It follows Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer and shows how their fates are entangled together.Β 

I was warned about the translation in this book but I honestly did not sense a big difference between this one and the previous books. There were certainly lines that could have been more polished but it did not take from my enjoyment of the story.

I think we are getting to know the characters more and more with every entry. I am not a big fan of the secondary characters in this series very much because I don’t feel we get the time to know them as well. Also, as in Blood of Elves, there were many name drops that were similar and confusing and I couldn’t tell who was who which always leave a bad taste in my mouth. The same goes to the world as there is no map and we get different names of places dropped all the time without much distinction.

s for the story itself, it gets more political in this one which is not bad but I think one of the best parts of the Witcher is his side quests that we saw in the anthologies and that should have been more included in the main series. For example, the Wyvern scene with Ciri was a simple but an interesting one and I think the mythology could have spiced things up!

Summary: Time of Contempt was a little better than Blood of Elves as the direction of the story was clearer. I do like the main characters and I wanna continue their story for sure. I think the writing (and translation) were good, I just did not appreciate the information dumping regarding characters and places. I wanna continue book three soon!

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