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Review: The Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt

by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French, narrated by Peter Kenny


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Witcher Series:


This one lost me a bit.  There was a LOT of political stuff going on, which I don’t mind, but everyone has super weird names, and some characters have multiple names, and on Audiobook I just couldn’t keep track of who was who.  Using context I could usually figure out which side of the war they were on at least, but it was still confusing at times.

Despite my confusion there were still lots of parts of the book that I really liked.  The end especially picked up the pace and had more action.  And Ciri is turning into a total badass and I love her! The more I read the more convinced I am that they completely botched the casting for her in the TV show.  Ciri is a fighter, and she is smart and sarcastic and has a very fiery personality.

Overall I’m still loving the series! I am going to start the next book right away! There is soooo much going on and I NEED to know what happens!

19 thoughts on “Review: The Time of Contempt

  1. Great review! I still need to start reading Blood of Elves. I got distracted by all the new and upcoming releases that need a little extra signal boosting because of all the conventions and events being cancelled. Thankfully I know the Witcher books will just be waiting on my bookshelves for when I am ready to pick them up.

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    1. Thanks! And I have been living under a rock haha so I haven’t been paying attention to new releases, but its awesome that you are helping them out by reading them!!! And you are right! The Witcher books will still be there when you are ready for them 😀

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      1. I might end up picking up Blood of Elves soon. I’ve been missing the Witcher world…then again, I might just pick up Witcher III on my Switch and play it for a bit instead.

        I’ve really been trying to focus on my NetGalley upcoming releases and whatever new releases I can get my hands on. So many authors had their book tours and book events canceled, and I feel like it’s the least I can do to read and review their book and hope that me talking about it helps to spread the word so others might want to pick them up. I know I’m just a small voice in the online book community, but I want to feel like I’m trying to do something productive with my time. And yes, the Witcher books will all be sitting on my bookshelves waiting for me when this is all over.

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      2. I would suggest reading The Last Wish first, if you haven’t read it already. And I just got my copy of Witcher III for XBox and I am excited to try it out! I’ve never played a game like that tho, so I’m a little nervous haha.

        You are awesome! And a little voice is better than no voice 😀 That is a great use of your time!!


  2. Ooh a Witcher book! I haven’t read any. Sorry to hear this one was a little iffy but it sounds like a fabulous series. I feel totally out the loop on the Witcher haha!

    Excellent GIF choices BTW. 🙂

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  3. Wow, I didn’t realize there were so many books in the Witcher series. It’s too bad you weren’t a big fan of this one.

    Have you been watching the TV show based on this series?

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  4. I’m finally glad to see someone reading The Witcher series! With all the love for the TV show I’m shocked that more people aren’t reading the books right now. I will read them someday… They aren’t my kind of quarantine books, though.

    Are you reading in chronological order?

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  5. A lot of people I know don’t like reading Epic Fantasy but it makes for great TV. It was the same with Game of Thrones. I know a LOT of people who loved the show but I only know a handful of people who read the book.

    I’m reading them in this order:
    ~ The Last Wish [short stories]
    ~ Sword of Destiny [short stories]
    ~ Blood of Elves
    ~ The Time of Contempt
    ~ Baptism of Fire
    ~ The Tower of the Swallow
    ~ Lady of the Lake
    ~ Season of Storms [prequel]


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