Okay i ususally dont “rewatch” series in the traditional sense like,, once i finish a series i never go back and watch it all in order again, instead i just pick and choose whatever ep i feel like rewatching that day BUT with that said, i attempted to rewatch she ra IN ORDER last night and tbh i am really having a good time
The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski is a 8 part Adult High Fantasy series. Originally written in Polish and translated into English I listened to the audiobooks on Youtube. Not the most conventional way, but the usual services I use (Storytel and Scribd) don’t have it at this moment. It’s narrated by Peter Kenny, and his voice work knows no bounds.
The Witcher has truly become an obsession as of late. I had heard of the game before, and knew there were books as well, but I didn’t fell in love with it until I saw the Netflix show starring Henry Cavill. As of this moment I’ve seen the first season twice. I’ve watched an entire Let’s Play by Mr. Odd of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And now I’m going throught all of the books.
Set in the world of the continent, we follow the lives of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher of the School of the Wolf, Yennefer of Vengerberg, a powerful sorceress and Cirilla, the Lion cub of Cintra and a source. The path of their lives cross and diverge many times, but a powerful prophecy fortelling the end of the world as they know it will bring them truly together.
The Last Wish rated 4 Stars.
The First book in the series is a collection of short stories and tales to give background to events later mentioned in books. It tells the story of how Yennefer and Geralt first met. The story of the existance of Dragons and how Geralt received the nickname ‘The Butcher of Blaviken’ and many more.
The Sword of Destiny rated 4 Stars.
Another short story collection, One in which we are in Novigrad and we meet Mermaids. We find out about the Law of Surprise and how it works. This anthology is not only focussed on Geralt, but also his connection with Ciri.
The Blood of Elves rated 4.5 Stars.
This is the first full official novel in the series.
War looms in every corncer of the world. Cintra has been taken by Nilfgaard, who moves up further north by it’s emporer Emhyr var Emries. Races fight each other again after living in relative peace. Ciri finds her way to Geralt, and grows up in a beautiful young woman, but that doesn’t stop outside forces trying to catch her and use the child for their own gain.
While it was odd to be free of the short story format, it also keeps it in a way. Between the chapters there are large time and location skips, but all are fortold in the end of the previous chapter. Like 'They made their way to Kehr Morhen.’ <Skip> 'Ciri has been in the ancient keep for 2 years’.
The Time of Contempt rated 4 Stars.
This books Ciri is also a central character and we do follow mostly her. She is to be send of to the sorceresses school, Aratuza. But while this is all playin out, rascism is going against all kinds. Against Non-Humans, like elves, dwarfs, etc. Against Sorceresses. Against Mutants.
I do really like the way it goes down on Aratuza, very interesting to see all the perspectives of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri.
For the last two hours of the audiobook I got my hands on a copy of the book and I read along with it, which I really liked. Often there are strange names or another language in here and now I have a visual along with a pronounciation.
In this series in general the chapters are really long which I dislike, because I like to end on a build in moment and often those are chapter breaks.
If I’d apply the saying 'Just One more Chapter’ when I’m reading these in the evening, I would be finished at 4 a.m.
Baptism by Fire rated 4.5 Stars.
I read this book during the Animal Crossing Readathon in March of 2020 and it was odd to read a book so dense with politics and events in a mere day, but I absolutely loved it.
I read along side the audiobook and Peter Kenney’s voices have certainly stepped up from the former novels.
In this book we meet the dwarf Zoltan Chivay. I’d already liked him in the games, but in this book he might just be my favorite character besides the main cast.
What I also love is that this book follows Geralt and his adventures more while sometimes cutting to the other characters like Ciri and Yennefer.
But it’s with Yennefer that I found my favorite moment. It was the first meeting of the Lodge of Sorceresses and their magical politics game.
The ending of the book game me much respect for Milva, the archeres of Brokilon. I can’t and hope that I’ll never have to experience what she goes through.
The ending of this book is the best one yet. The ride on the ferry, the fight on the bridge and Geralt’s meeting with a Queen, plus the events that follow afterwards are amazingly written.
The Tower of the Swallows rated 4.5 Stars.
Once again, I loved the voice of Peter Kenney as he narrated the book. With many new characters introduced, I didn’t feel like he re-used any of the voices.
What I also loved about this book is the way new characters are introduces, especially Avala'ch the Sage. I do have a feeling we get to see more of him in the next book, the Lady of the Lake, and I don’t mind it al all.
Vysogote was also a really interesting character with a telling of his backstory without it being an info dump. In general I feel that Andrezj Sapkowski does the telling of backstory very well, giving enough detail to see how the character got his personality without boring the reader.
I now have to obtain the last 2 books in this series and then read them. Once that is done, I’ll update this post with my thoughts on those books and give my final thought of the series as a whole. I’ll hope you’ll join me for that moment.
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Book 3–Lucinda’s SecretThings at the Spiderwick estate are getting completely out of hand. If being attacked by a band of marauding goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn’t enough, how Jared is being harassed by Thimbletack, the house boggart, and Simon has a very hungry griffin recuperating in the carriage house. Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to chuck the Guide. But that’s not an option. With all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have. If they could just figure out why all of Faerie wants the Guide. Only one person can help solve this mystery–their crazy old Aunt Lucinda.Book 4–the Ironwood TreeThe Grace kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory, are at it again. Be sure to listen in to see what happens!
drawing I made for a friend’s birthday
they’re friends at art school!
Hello everyone! Today we are going to meet one of the more unconventional associates of the Brigade. While there is no shortage of Night elves in the Brigade or any of the alliend organizations the brigade cooperates their operations with, some of them are definitely a bit more curious than others.One such Night elf is the Cenarion field researcher Nodda.
While being raised and trained as a druid, Nodda has always gravitated towards research and exploration of the unusual. The young elf’s inquisitive nature and seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy often conflicted with the more laid back druid teachers, which resulted in Nodda being frequently shifted between the mentors.
During the height of the Emberpyre crisis, Nodda was appointed to lead the research team that would study the elemental phenomena and creatures that cropped out all over Azeroth and threatened both nature and the lives of its inhabitants. While Nodda’s brilliance lead to an eventual breakthrough, which solved many riddles and answered most of the important questions, the researcher’s unconventional, sometimes radical methods riled up many of the senior druids of the Cenarion circle.
Once the project was deemed concluded, Nodda was reassigned to a mundane research duty in Desolace, once again being spirited away out of sight. This time though the connections formed with the Brigade and its own researchers lead to a quiet, behind the scene negotiation, which saw Nodda transferred to the Brigade, an organization probably better equipped to satisfy the elf’s immense curiosity. We shall see what kind of adventures lie in front of our young, daring and ‘slightly’ unconventional researcher.
Owl by Herckeim
Treefolk, Ent, etc are not necessarily uncommon races in fantasy or in the Forgotten Realms. But I would venture to guess that walking, talking, sentient broccolifolk are much more rare.
Broc is probably a druid or sorcerer of some sort, with a strong aptitude for nature-related spells. I imagine he often has existential crises pondering his own significants contrasted to other vegetables. (Broccoli is naturally rich with vitamin K, to which Broc refers to as “Vitamin Kick-Ass”. But he’s also aware of the stigma that broccoli stinks, and is very conscious about body odor.) I’d argue that he gets automatic advantage on constitution saving throws due to his high iron count as well.
Why is Broc venturing out on a quest? What does he personally hope to achieve? I’d like to think that he’s out looking for real father, a mystical and powerful being known simply as The Jolly Green Giant.
Took me 12 hours… I don’t have hands anymore.