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The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher) (original 2006; edition 2016)

by Andrzej Sapkowski (Author), David French (Translator)

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Title:The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher)
Authors:Andrzej Sapkowski (Author)
Other authors:David French (Translator)
Info:Orbit (2016), 464 pages
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The Swallow's Tower by Andrzej Sapkowski (2006)



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This is the best witcher book so far. I loved it. So much happens! Ciri is hunted and found and lost again, plots are revealed, villains are being terribly villanous, traitors traitorous, sorceresses sorcerous... Ciri becomes Death. the Elder Blood makes her powerful, and her witcher training a deadly force with the sword. Hunters become the hunted. The ending is magical... and goes right into the next book. Gotta read on... ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Definitely more happening here than the previous novel. A wounded Ciri regales a friendly hermit with her adventures with the Rats and their end at the hands of a bounty hunter. More people are after Ciri because of her Elder Blood, all for their own personal gain. Geralt, meanwhile, continues his search for the druid circle that can reveal where Ciri is, but he too has someone after his head.

Parts of the story is told through flashbacks, from Ciri and those hunting Ciri and occasionally Geralt. The Equinox is used as a reference to make it easier to tell how things happen chronologically, and which sections are "live." ( )
  Cerelin | Mar 9, 2018 |
In this 4th novel of the Witcher saga, Ciri finally finds kindness in the form of Vysogota, a bookish hermit, who takes her in after she is severely injured. She relates how her gang is slaughtered by Bonhart, and how she barely managed to escape. Meanwhile, Geralt and Yennefer are independently continuing their search for ciri. Dark omens are building here, surrounding both Ciri and demonic shadows trying to find her. The political wars are becoming ever more complicated, as are the magical feuds.

The first 70 odd pages of this novel, focusing on Ciri, are far more gripping than much of the previous novel. But there are intermittent ponderous sections after this, and I really do wish that that plot would speed up considerably at this stage. I am slowly losing patience with the series, and really hope that the plot moves faster in the next novel. ( )
  RachDan | May 7, 2017 |
The continuing adventures of Ciri with the Witcher Geralt bumbling along in the background, surrounded by sorceresses now and again.

Told in flashbacks interspersed with other events. Ciri stumbled weary and wounded into the marshes and was found by a hermit. Eventually they learn to trust each other enough to exchange stories on how they each came to be there. Lots of bloodthirsty hacking about, but little other drama, even dandelion and co get barely a mention as the viewpoint is often that of the bountyhunters that Ciri is recalling. The machinations of the sorceresses remain opaque, and for a while the Empire's conflict isn't even mentioned. Still fun, novel and engaging but you do rather wish the story would move on a bit. ( )
  reading_fox | Mar 31, 2017 |
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Sie kamen nach Dun Dȃre in grabesschwarzer Nacht,
wo man die Hexerin verborgen wähnte,
Umzingelten das Dorf von allen Seiten rings,
Damit sie ihnen nicht entkommen könnte.
So wollten sie sie fassen in grabesschwarzer Nacht,
Doch konnte ihre Tücke nichts erreichen.
Es lagen anderntags, eh bleich die Sonne stieg,
Auf kältestarrer Straße dreißig Leichen.

Die Morität von den erschrecklichen Dingen, welche sich in der Nacht auf Saovine in Dun Dȃre zugetragen haben
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Wie allgemein bekannt, dreht sich das Weltall - wie auch das Leben - im Kreis.
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Soon to be a major Netflix original series! The world is at war and the prophesied savior is nowhere to be found. The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, races to find her -- but time is short, and an army is on his heels in the fourth book of the NYT bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies including Dandelion, Milva, Regis, and Cahir, to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting... Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series: Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake Season of Storms Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by David French… (more)

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