Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to the final review in my attempt to make it through all the Witcher books. I’m finally done, so let’s talk about Season of Storms which is the most recent novel, but is actually a prequel.
The Plot (according to Goodreads):
Geralt of Rivia. A 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?
In this standalone novel, 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…
Wow, this was unnecessary.
The book seemed to drag for forever and a day. I found the most part of the story to be simply annoying. Even Geralt was rather dull and I rolled my eyes at him a lot.
I’ve read worse books but in terms of Witcher novels, this one is probably my least favorite. Many of the other books had annoying parts as well but at least at some point we got a bunch of redeeming chapters.
Here I feel like I wouldn’t have missed a thing had I skipped it.
Geralt spends an entire novel looking for his damn sword. This sounds like a side quest in the video game that you’d probably chose to ignore. Even the main antagonist was just a weird and stupid idiot. I hated his characterization. I often have problems with how Sapkowski describes his characters but this dude was among the worst ones.
However, it’s not only Sapkowski’s characters I often can’t deal with. In general, he makes comparisons that are extremely irritating or unfitting. For example: at some point he compares the likeness of women picking berries to whales poking out of the waves. Sapkowski, dude, did you seriously just call those ladies big fat whales?!
Ultimately, this book didn’t do a thing for me and is utterly forgettable as a whole. You don’t need to read it to understand any of the other stuff that’s going on, so just skip it.
Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments what you think!