Review: Blood of Elves (The Witcher #3) by Andrzej Sapkowski

RATING: 4/5

SYNOPSIS

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.

Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world – for good, or for evil.

As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.

The Witcher returns in this sequel to The Last Wish, as the inhabitants of his world become embroiled in a state of total war.

REVIEW

Blood Of Elves totally changed my views towards the Witcher series! I definitely enjoyed this book more than the previous 2 books!

The world building is there, the magic system was explained through Ciri’s lessons with Yennefer, the process of becoming a Witcher and the Witcher’s trainings were also explained in greater detail…. Everything that I expected of a fantasy series were decently explored by Andrzej Sapkowski!

I have to admit, this book focuses a lot on Ciri, the Child of Destiny whom everyone in the world (including the magicians, Nilfgaardians, the monarchs and etc.) as she had some important role to play in each parties’ plans. Some might dislike the fact that Ciri took the spotlight for this book but I am fine with it. I enjoyed reading Ciri’s relationship with Geralt, Yennefer, and the other Witchers in the Witchers’ Keep. I loved the fact that the politics of the countries as well as the element of conspiracy were included in this entry. All in all, this entry deserves a strong 4/5 star rating from me!

P. S. Netflix just released some images of Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri and the Witcher’s logo, which were all awesome!

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