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For more than a hundred years humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once again fight each other - and themselves: Dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering humans and elves, at least those elves who are friendly to humans... Into this tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witchers of the world have been waiting.

Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a stranger destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world - for good, or for evil... Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, has taken Ciri to the relative safety of the Witchers' Settlement, but it soon becomes clear that Ciri isn't like the other witchers. As the political situation grows ever dimmer and the threat of war hangs almost palpably over the land, Geralt searches for someone to train Ciri's unique powers.

But someone else has an eye on the young girl, someone who understand exactly what the prophecy means - and exactly what Ciri's power can do. This time Geralt may have met his match. Read by Peter Kenny.

©1994 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Lasse Jensen
  • 23/12/2017

Not nearly as good as the short stories

Suddenly Sapkowski tries too hard with unfitting and unwarranted grandiose imagery and the fascinating style of connected short stories is abandoned.

The first in an exciting but ultimately bad story of the young Ciri suffering and suffering and suffering and vain attempts at depth by insisting on and repeating poor metaphors. And suffering. Torture and rape over and over has replaced the moral dilemmas that gave the short stories such depth.

If you enjoyed The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, then I recommend you enjoy them again rather than start on these novels.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/03/2016

Worst Witcher Book So Far

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would probably sprinkle more action into it. And not just "Oh, whoops, we've gone a few thousand words without a fight scene, better send a couple of assassins after Geralt", but action which actually has bearing on the narrative and impacts the plot. I would also really cut down on all the pointless political talk, and I would downplay Ciri's training in favor of a main plot featuring Geralt, since he's the protagonist of the book and the person we want to follow. Well, in fairness, I guess the book would have to be rewritten entirely.

What was most disappointing about Andrzej Sapkowski’s story?

I think that this book has two major crimes (I'm not talking specifics - if I were, the crimes would be a lot more than two) - it's boring, and it's pointless. Nothing happens throughout the book. Nothing. The entire book is basically an extended explanation about Ciri's training as a Witcher and, later, as a sorceress. That's it. There's a subplot about a group of people trying to find her and kill her, but that's never resolved. Really, you could have compressed this entire book within a single sentence - "Ciri trained with the Witchers and gained many of their skills, and later with Yennefer and understood magic". That's all that really matters. You really don't need to waste 10+ hours of your life to a story that's riddled with political talk and prolonged conversations about awkward subjects.

Have you listened to any of Peter Kenny’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to Peter Kenny's other Witcher adaptations, and as always he was lovely. But not even he can salvage the snooze-fest that was "Blood of Elves".

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably, but only because I really love "The Witcher". And because I'd be curious to see if a movie adaptation can fix the huge problems of the book.

Any additional comments?

Skip this one, folks. Save your money, you're really not missing anything.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/12/2018

A great beginning for the upcoming long journey

got introduced to the book through the famous Witcher game. I am not disappointed at all. Great style of storytelling and excellent narrator.

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  • Kris Hutchison
  • 18/12/2018

Blarrghh. This story is all over the place

The characters are shallow and the explanation of how the universe works is nonexistent.
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Maybe before it was translated the book was carried by a very good writing style.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/12/2018

Great book.

The everything about the book was amazing. The only think taking it slightly down is the reader mispronounces some names, or at least pronounces names differently from how they are pronounced in the games. Other than that the Peter Kenny has a nice and fitting voice.

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  • Maya Peled-raz
  • 14/11/2018

good entry in a wonderful series

The first 2 books in the witcher series (pre-trilogy) are so good, that it's really hard to live up to their standards.
This book - the first in the trilogy - is a necessary step forward in the story. It's not as awe-inspiring as its predecessors, but still a great listen. The narration. as always, is SUPERB.
#wonderful narration #ComingOfAge #MythologyInspired #Orphans #Dark #Magical #Suspenseful #ChildProtagonist #TorturedHero #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/04/2018

glad i read it looking forward to the next

performance is amazing! he has wonderful voices. though he keeps pronouncing almost all the names incorrectly, i have grown to forgive him. also listen in 90x to if not its too unforgiving. there is also the annoyence of absolute No sound control. you have to adjust up and down every 4 minute or so. to keep up with his whispering and shouting. the book is a intresting wait to a bigger story

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/10/2017

great book

As per usual great story by the author in this Witcher series. Peter Kenny has done another amazing job as a reader, and bringing the characters to life.

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  • rasmus
  • 19/08/2017

i have always liked the witcher

i always liked the wotcher but this books maid me love the witcher all the more

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25/07/2017

great book

is not as action packed as the other books, this one is more focused on the relationship of Ciri an the rest of the cast, is very entertaining and exciting on its own.

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  • José
  • 18/02/2017

Very nice worldbuilding

Great audiobook. Audio is not totally perfect but a single narrator can only change his voice so much. The story has great worldbuilfing, but the end feels a bit abrupt

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  • Caspar
  • 30/05/2017

Great third Witcher audiobook

Narrated very beautifully by Peter Kenny. The great start of the Witcher novels after "the last wish" and "the sword of destiny" short story collections. A must for Witcher fans!

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  • Weiss, Brigitte
  • 02/06/2016

beautiful perfection

If there is such a thing as perfection in a story, here you can find it. Everything from the eay the story is told to the characters and plotline...
The perspectives the author chooses...
simply beautiful

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 10/12/2017

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny is realy good but sometimes I couldn't quite follow. maybe it's the text