The Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game The Witcher Geralt is a witcher guardian of the innocent protector of those in need a defender in dark times agai

  • Title: The Time of Contempt
  • Author: Andrzej Sapkowski David French
  • ISBN: 9780316219136
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game The Witcher Geralt is a witcher guardian of the innocent protector of those in need a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend His task, now, is to protect Ciri A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for goThe New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game The WitcherGeralt is a witcher guardian of the innocent protector of those in need a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend His task, now, is to protect Ciri A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill but only if she lives to use it.A coup threatens the Wizard s Guild.War breaks out across the lands.A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life and Ciri, in whose hands the world s fate rests, has vanishedThe Witcher returns in this sequel to Blood of Elves.The Witcher series The Last WishThe Sword of Destiny Blood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Malady and Other Stories An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler e only

    One thought on “The Time of Contempt”

    1. The person everybody was searching for in the previous book was still at large with Geralt being one of the two people who could guess the whereabouts. This means everybody was still conducting the search, but this time it became clear that the aim was to make sure the person in question is really dead just like the rumors started by Geralt stated. As we all know sometimes little people can get in the way of movers and the shakers of the world and make them very much inconvenienced by just being [...]

    2. Actual rating: 1.5 stars. I may or may not be a teensy little bit pissed off right now. Perhaps.① The ranting is strong in this one. Consider your little selves warned.② Yes, I know, I read this book wrong.③ You're welcome.I wasn't going to write this review today but there's a slight chance my exoskeleton is going to implode if I don't get this out of my system now, so here goes.This series started out with one of my mostest favoritest awesomest amazingest Fantasy book ever, aka The Last [...]

    3. If A Game of Thrones books were penned by Andrzej Sapkowski, he would've written a whole installment on Red Wedding.

    4. I am odds with this series. The Last Wish is a million miles away from what these have become, which is just generic fantasy that is badly written (or translated). In The Last Wish we have good battles with monsters, re-tellings of our own fairytales and interesting characters. In this series, which is made up of what are supposed to be full-length books, we have absolutely none of that and it's very disappointing.The dialogue is the worst thing of all. There is an abysmal attempt at humour, and [...]

    5. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/08/09/aFor the first time ever, the English translations of the novels in Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher Saga series are being made into audiobooks, and I have been enjoying them immensely. Thus far, four Witcher books have been published in this format, including the short story collection The Last Wish. Today I’ll be reviewing The Time of Contempt, the second full-length novel in the sequence.The story beings where Blood of Elves left o [...]

    6. Finally, sorry but this was nottttttttt my type of plot. I meanCiri her storyline is great but the rest ( and it was mostly the rest ) was so boring. Soooo political, too many names and I just dont know who is screwing who. So sadly I got detached from the plot.Putting this series on a break till I get back from vacation. I still feel a connection with the main plot, I looove the witcher concept and all the wizards. But I need less politics

    7. Cuando se compara Gerarlt con Canción de Hielo y Fuego hay una conversación del libro que ejemplifica muy bien la diferencia:"-En el escudo, un pez de plata y corona alternado sobre campo cuarteado de azul y gules- Que le den a la heráldica, Fenn. El rey ¿Quién es el rey allí?"Así es, mientras G.R.R. Martin dedica páginas y páginas a heráldicas y casas reales, en la saga del brujo van al grano, se dejan de pajas y lo hace rápido. Si se huele guerra no hay que esperar 500 páginas, la [...]

    8. I feel like doing a super informal review for this one, just because this writer makes me feel so many feelings and The Witcher is on the fast-track to becoming my favourite series so quickly that I don't know how to put my thoughts into presentable order. So here's a bunch of words for you, and a few run-on sentences most likely. It's not gushy, I promise, just ineloquent. My review of The Blood of Elves is probably a better recommendation of the series.Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer are some of my [...]

    9. Taking into account only the books of this saga that I have read so far,I can say that this is one of the rare (few) series where the sequels are better than the first book.I can't wait to read the next novel in the series and I hope that I won't be disappointed at the end.

    10. Apparently these books are rather big in Poland. I know this because a Polish woman told me so. Apparently there are some rather successful videogames that have been based on these books. I know this because I've played one of them. It was good.Clearly these books have never been that big in the West, they haven't even all been translated yet and they were written in the early 90s, and it makes you doubt what's going on in the fantasy book publishing world. It makes you wonder if there's a profo [...]

    11. Βαθμολογία: ★★★★Ακόμη ένα πολύ καλό βιβλίο της σάγκας του Witcher Geralt (ή μήπως καλύτερα της Ciri;) που έφτασε στο τέλος του. Ο χαμός που προμήνυε το προηγούμενο βιβλίο συνέβη σε αυτό και δεν είναι και πολύ ευχάριστα τα νέα. Το «Time of Contempt» έχει ως κεντρικό άξονα μια συνάθροιση μάγω [...]

    12. Serijal postaje sve bolji. Radnja konacno krece da se povezuje na pravi nacin.Jos jedna knjiga i stizete do vrhunca serijala.

    13. Los primeros cuatro capítulos son la mejor fantasía que he leído en mucho, mucho tiempo. La gente que está comenzando a escribir (y los que llevan mucho también), deberían de estudiarse este libro. Es el mejor ejemplo de cómo, con diálogos, se puede construir un mundo sin necesidad de meter con calzador párrafos y párrafos de información. Durante decenas de páginas lo único que hay son diálogos entre todos los personajes que han ido apareciendo en los tres libros anteriores, y a tr [...]

    14. Sometime in the 1990s, fantasy's center of gravity shifted. Simple heroism (and anti-heroism) were out, along with magical trinkets, gallant knights, noble savages, evil gods, prophesied chosen ones, elves, dwarves, dragons and most other mainstays of both the neo-Tolkeinic and sword & sorcery questing traditions. Moral ambiguity, violence, greed, vice, corruption and, above all, politics reigned in their stead.The gritty revolution was, and remains, a reaction to all the ridiculous tropes a [...]

    15. The political intrigue turns up a notch in this second full-length Witcher novel. Geralt is only in a small portion of the book, but the other characters—particular Ciri—are strong enough to carry the tale. It is an entertaining and fast moving book. Sapkowski is highly skilled at writing dialogue and crafting and refining his characters with their words.The only bump in the road was an interminable meeting of a group of sorcerers and sorceresses, which was essentially a few dozen pages of l [...]

    16. Disappointing. What I like about the Witcher/Sapkowski books - particularly Last Wish - is the moral ambiguity of it all. Geralt hunts monsters but he doesn't do it thoughtlessly and he will admit that the monsters are in fact endangered species that he is helping along the path to extinction. Geralt, the mutant, is the exception, the noble savage giving contrast to the rest of rude humanity who are terrible, ignorant racists toward the elves, dwarves etc, who, in turn, don't help their case by [...]

    17. First thoughts after finished reading:I don't want to judge too quickly, so I'll only rate this book after I finish reading its prequel (which is waiting for me in the library).Still, I need to rant about a certain character: Ciri. I know, she is only a 14 years old girl in this book and teenagers aren't supposed to be mature and considerate and I know her parents and grandmother were killed when she was just a kid and she still has nightmares over the whole traumatic experiences and all, BUT sh [...]

    18. 2.5 starsI'm kind of let down by this book and that is a shame because I feel like I've been talking so much about these characters and this premise, all for it to lead to this disappointing spot.A list of complaints: - The first two books were great for what they presented: Geralt, the morally ambiguous, fighting all kinds of monsters and also coming across all kinds of monstrous people. This is straying very, very far away from that, to the point where there is nary a monster in sight. - Not e [...]

    19. I wasn't crazy about this installment. The cleverness and charm of the short stories is all but dead in this second novel.The first half of the book was awesome. Action packed with Geralt leading the story. Then Geralt is severely injured and exiles himself to Brokilon. From here we receive another muddled up middle where Dandelion t finds Geralt and tells him what's going on in the outside world. We experience Dandelion's story through quickly changing POVs instead of having a dialogue explaini [...]

    20. Mmm I'm unhappy with certain turns of events in this volume that are highly problematic, and I'm starting to notice a sharper decline in storytelling and more scattering of plotlines, character arcs, and a leaking structure that are making me more convinced that this series would've worked better as short stories or novellas. The quality remains high in certain parts and the vignettes style of telling the story helps with this, but it also makes other plots look worse and superfluous. Still, I'm [...]

    21. Хитови кюмпютърни игри с мултимилионни продажби, комикс адаптации от най-големите американски издателства, предстоящ сериал по Netflix Днес популярността на поредицата „Вещерът” е по-висока от всякога и със сигурност надминава и най-смелите мечти на своя създател Анджей Са [...]

    22. Šī grāmata bija baisa vilšanās, salīdzinot ar pirmo daļu, un gandrīz dabūja no manis tikai 2 zvaigznes. Varbūt mana vaina, ka nelasu sēriju secīgi, bet tas tāpat neizskaidro, kāpēc ir vajadzīgi tie nejēdzīgi garie un garlaicīgie apraksti (burvekļu saiets un vienas čiepiņas klīšana uz riņķi pa tuksnesi) uz 40-50 lappusēm. Un tad pēkšņi atkal ir labi uzrakstīta nodaļa un aizraujoši notikumi, un tad es sāku domāt - vai šo grāmatu rakstīja divas dažādas person [...]

    23. This book is where the series started to lose me. Geralt plays a minimal role, appearing rarely and doing little when he does. In fact, not much really happens in this book, other than the wizard's coup that is (in my edition) mentioned on the back cover. Characters and intrigue sprawl all over the novel, but Sapkowski seems always to be missing the mark with his coverage of the material. Many characters are built and introduced only to convey a minor plot point, never to return. This happens en [...]

    24. Hai confuso il cielo con le stelle riflesse sulla superficie di uno stagnoFinalmente entrano in scena un po' più di maghe e stregoni, anche se non si può dire che siano tutti ehm perfetti.Sono contenta che Yennefer e Geralt siano andati insieme al consiglio dei maghi, anche se lei sembrava un po' sbandierarlo come un trofeo ( a lui non sembrava proprio dispiacere e visto quante se ne è passate nel frattempo direi che è il minimo che deve sopportare ) ma sono stata proprio felice quando lo ha [...]

    25. A medida que la intriga política y la guerra avanzan en la historia, Geralt, es cada vez menos el protagonista. Si en el libro anterior veíamos como la historia se orientaba mas hacia Ciri, en este libro esto es mas acentuado.Ahora entiendo cuando leía que esta novela era una fantasía mas madura, pero ¿eso significa que se abandona al héroe con la espada para favorecer la intriga política? No sé si me guste ese cambio.Pero no voy a decir que Geralt no ve acción, sí tiene su cuota, y un [...]

    26. The Time of Contempt, second installment in the Witcher Saga continues the story of Witcher and the child surprise. The focus shifts from the witcher to Ciri and Yennefer as politics and magic seep into the story and changes the stakes drastically.As always it is a pleasure to read about Geralt of Rivia even though he does not do much in this novel. Instead the readers are introduced to the Council of mages and Yennefer's role. The plot is very entertaining and full of twists. As always witcher' [...]

    27. En sus primeros capítulos la trama gira en torno a la joven Ciri, que con el paso de la historia ha conseguido mayor protagonismo. Geralt y Yennefer se dedican a velar por la seguridad de la princesa, manteniéndola oculta de todos los que la ven como un simple obstáculo en su posición de poder.Entrada completa: miradasenlatadas.

    28. The parts with Ciris point of view are exceptionally brilliant. I feel sorry for Geralt and Yennefer, they really had hope of starting their own little family for a minute there. It's a beautiful heart-breakingly amazing love-story. Makes me want to start reading the next book right this second. On a related note, that's exactly what I'm going to do now.

    29. As far as the Witcher books go, The Time of Contempt isn't in my top three favourites. I much preferred Blood of Elves and The Sword of Destiny, but overall, it was a great continuation to the story.Much like the previous three books, the first half is very political: there is war, there are monsters (both human and supernatural) and there's the rumour that Ciri, daughter of the Lion of Cintra, is dead. A rumour started and smartly spread by Geralt himself, in order to protect Ciri, the "chosen [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *