For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.
This book is very slow and very closed-off. Which really takes this book in a bad direction.
The main problem with this book (and the whole series) is that women are sexualised at almost every possible point throughout the series.
There were times when you got the vibe that the author mostly had no idea what he is talking about, especially when it came to women being involved.
The world which we get in this book is incredible and I would love to know more about it and get some different stories out of it. But this book really doesn’t use the potential of the characters nor the world.
This book is more or less full of political intrigue. And this one doesn’t really deviate from the generic fantasy trope of races warring with races, crossing borders and sacking cities.
There are parts where this book gives a huge YA fantasy vibe which again isn’t that great for someone who isn’t a fan of YA.
The writing style again felt like a cross between Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire Series. And again there were times where the writing style goes down hill for awhile.
The characters are pretty okay. There are some good characters and there are some annoying characters. However these annoying characters really takes away this one.
The plot as a whole sounds very interesting but the author did not use or care about the potential which this book could have.
The dialogue were pretty uneven kindly said. There were times where the dialogues had probably way too much exposition and varied very wildly in tone to each other.
This one is my third book in The Witcher series and oh boy, this series isn’t going well with me. Which is strange because I’m a huge fan of “A Song of Ice and Fire Series”.
I give this book 3 / 5