I always read a lot of books at the same time. Still, I am not used to reading series back to back. Usually there are quite some other books that creep in between. It is rather rare that I am so engrossed in a series I read them all one after the other.
I think Blood of Elves suffered a little because it was the third Witcher book I was reading in one month. I wanted to read it, after the first two short story-books this was the first full novel. However, I found that I thought it was a little bit too much at this time.
Blood of Elves sort of starts where Sword of Destiny finished, but I had the same problems I had with the first two books. It is nice, although it did not feel like too much happened in this one, but not much more than that. I will continue the series, but first take a little brake.
I was expecting much of The Witcher. It's the one series my sister has been telling me for years to read. And with the recent Netflix series (that I still need to watch, possibly during the social distancing of COVID-19), it was finally time to give it a try.
So, Sword of Destiny, like it predecessor The Last Witch are prequel short story collections that tie in some of the questions I'm sure people would have had about the characters in the main series. While I like short stories from time to time, I felt like it was time for me to read a full Witcher book, rather than more short stories.
So, I'm reading the series in chronological order, but haven't decided yet if that is what works best. Either way, while I liked the stories I would have liked to see some more character development. I am still having this sort of strange feeling where I feel like I am reading a book based on a game, rather than the other way around.
Next book is full length, fingers crossed!
"[...] And that´s just how it was with the girls who were born after the eclipse. Their outright insane tendency to cruelty, aggression, sudden bursts of anger and an unbridled temperament, were noted."
"You can say that about any woman," sneered Geralt.
All right, then. I´m out.
I knew from the very first page that the author is a sexist, misogynistic a-hole. But I decided to give that poor man a chance to redeem himself. But as with every misogynistic a-hole, it´s a lost cause.
DNF on page 84.