Ciri awakens and wants to leave because Bonhart, a bounty hunter, is tracking her. Assured that she is safe, the two sit around the fire and chat and thus our story begins.
While we listen the story also takes us to other parts of this world. We drop in on Geralt and his motley crew of misfits. (the vampire, archer, poet and swordsman) They are looking for druids who may know where Ceri is. We also get perspectives with Jennifer. I will be interested to hear how your opinions of Geralt differ from the first book to this one. Ciri shows tremendous growth as this audio ends.
Politics and events occurring in the world are like pieces on a chessboard. While I loved the monster-slaying and destiny angles of this series, it is the dialogue between the characters and Sapkowski’s ability to weave a fascinating world that makes this series enjoyable for me. I loved the conversations between the characters. Dandelion and Geralt are among my favorites.
While I miss the action I’ve come to care for these characters, even if they sometimes whine and get frustrated. The depth brought to each and the growth and perspective make them feel real.
Peter Kenny’s narration is stellar. He pulls you in with his tone and gives each character’s their own voice. His voice is in a word; magical. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer
- Started reading
- 24 June, 2020: Finished reading
- 24 June, 2020: Reviewed