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Title:
Season of storms / Andrzej Sapkowski ; translated by David French.
ISBN:
9780316441636

9780316441629
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orbit, 2018.
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419 pages ; 25 cm.
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"Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher--two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering"--Amazon.com.
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Summary

Enter the world of The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the world fantasy award for lifetime achievement.
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel and silver.
But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.
The season of storms is coming...
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The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated from original Polish by David French


Author Notes

Andrzej Sapkowski is a fantasy writer, economist, and translator, he wrote the best-selling book series The Witcher and recently wrote the best-selling book, Lady of the Lake. In 2018 his title, Season of Storms, made the bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Jarring anachronisms, such as references to an electoral college and rounding up the usual suspects, intrude into the preindustrial fantasy world of Sapkowski's sixth Witcher novel (after The Lady of the Lake). Geralt of Rivia, the legendary monster-hunter known as the Witcher, is considered "a mutant, beyond the margins of human society." Following his slaying of an idr, a multilegged terror that "only lived to kill," he inflates his fees and is accused of embezzling from the crown. After he manages to get released on bail, Geralt learns that his two unusual swords disappeared while he was in custody, setting him on a quest to retrieve them. Sapkowski makes some odd choices to break up the narrative, including a detailed recipe for potato soup. There are some notable moments, such as Geralt's guilt for having set up the idr's intended victims as bait without successfully protecting them all, but they are the exception in an otherwise standard story, and Sapkowski fails to make these adventures of a supernaturally powerful loner memorable. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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