Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In a lot of ways, this book is more like The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny than the core five books of the series.
It's not to say that this is broken up into many short stories that flesh out the universe, but it reads more like books 4 or 5 in that there are mini-adventures that are more or less self-contained and don't push an overarching plot. In other words, this isn't about the great war or Ciri.
It is, however, fascinating as hell and sometimes humorous and often I just want to scream at Geralt's bad luck. One more bad thing after another.
It definitely makes for a fun read, however. I had as much fun during this as I had during the first two short story collections. And Dandelion? Always a treat. :)
As a matter of fact, this one really feels like some of the old classics of Fantasy. Fafhrd and Gray Mouser comes to mind. Great dialogue, fun, rather dark adventures, and a much-updated fantasy ethic.
I could honestly read things like this forever. :) Pure adventure.
Of course, don't come into this one expecting a huge fantasy arc, because this is not that.
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