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J. Livingston

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Elucidating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2020

It really is a brief history of, if not everything, a whole lot of things.

Its the type of work that covers enough to be educating, but not boring. Especially good as a spring board for your own studies.

I'll likely listen to this multiple times.

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2020

By far the best book of the Witcher Saga. I was wholly disappointed with the Saga as a whole as the vast majority of it, as far as Witchering goes, involves Geralt not having access to his swords, not using his signs, not using his potions, and contemplating the pointlessness of being a Witcher at all. Furthermore, most of the time he and his troop are aimlessly wandering around, not encountering much interesting, as apparently the creatures he normally hunts are becoming scarce. During this time he constantly complains about not going fast enough, while at the same time trying to reject help from his friends, rather annoyingly. For most of the book Ciri is a petulant child who is also largely annoying and constantly complaining about everything. In this book though she finally comes into her own. We actually get some cool sword fights and some interesting situations for the characters, as well as finally seeing some unique creatures, even if Geralt doesn't end up actually fighting them. I would really like to see a new series with Geralt and Ciri actually being full Witchers, using their entire repertoires, rather than constantly losing their powers, or swords, or medallions, or not having any creatures to fight; you know, actual Witchering. Essentially like the short stories that started everything off.

Not bad.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2020

I really can't wait until we get Witcher books again where Geralt is actually a full Witcher. In this book he loses his swords. In the Witcher Saga he doesn't have his swords for most of the series, rarely uses his signs, essentially stops using his potions, loses his medallion towards the end, and constantly contemplates giving up Witchering. That wouldn't be so bad had we already had a series where we could enjoy Geralt in full Witcherhood, but all we had were a few short stories, which I found to be immensely more enjoyable than the saga as a whole, save for Tower of the Swallow, that book was very enjoyable as Ciri finally picked up the Witchering slack. This book was better as we once again have some interesting creatures and some signs being used, as well as some more info on the Cat guild of Witchers, though I wish he had done more in that regard. So I would say this book isn't as good as the short stories, but better than most of the saga series.

Eh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-2020

The story is very erratic, jumping all over the place. Even more so than usual.