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Before he was Ciri's guardian, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Season of Storms is an adventure set in the world of the Witcher, the book series that inspired the hit Netflix show and bestselling video games.
Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver.
But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons?
Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his phenomenal world of the Witcher in a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from trouble to trouble, sorcerers are scheming ... and across the whole world clouds are gathering.
The season of storms is coming...
Translated by David French.
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.