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Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world The kings and armies are maneuvering for position each fearing invasion from across the river each fearing their neighbours Intrigue dissent and rebelli. Actual rating 15 stars I may or may not be a teensy little bit pissed off right now Perhaps The ranting is strong in this one Consider your little selves warned Yes I know I read this book wrong You re welcomeI wasn t going to write this review today but there s a slight chance my exoskeleton is going to implode if I don t get this out of my system now so here goesThis series started out with one of my mostest favoritest awesomest amazingest Fantasy book ever aka The Last Wish But it all went desperately downhill from there 1 My boyfriend Geralt stopped slaughtering monsters and being generally delicious2 The series was suddenly plagued by an onslaught of Murderously Superfluous Blah Blah Blah ing MSBBB so ferocious I momentarily thought I d been reincarnated as a sleeping pill 3 There were repeated and vicious and deadly relationship drama attacks4 My boyfriend Geralt who is kinda sorta supposed to be the MC for this series well that s what I thought but I m naught but a clueless shrimp so what do I know ended up having less page time than a born again barnacle in a historical romance book My thoughts exactly That my dear Gertrude is called a complete and total rip off I thought that this instalment was actually much better than the previous two at first No monster slaying because that s obviously too corny and outdated and pass and obsolete and stuff but lots Geralt to be had which is always you know good and stuff There were ample amounts of MSBBB which means I got to practice my Superhuman Skimming Skills SSS which was you know not so good and stuff The plotline was all over the place and the structure of the book a total mess which was you know not entirely satisfactory and stuff Also this has to be one of the worst translations in the history of worst translations I m assuming the book isn t as badly written in the original Polish as it is in English but I recently assumed I was going to enjoy reading The Fifth Season so I guess I can t really be trusted as far as um you know assuming stuff is concerned which is you know not that wonderful and stuff So as you can clearly see it wasn t that bad at first I mean while reading the first 20% of the book I was virtually nearly not uite but almost practically considering rating it 3758641 and a half stars the yummilicious backstabbing helped I admit Then feminism started committing suicide over and over againThe way women are portrayed in this book is simply delightful Thank you so much Mr Sapkowski for offering us such a sharp acute splendid expert flawless depiction of the gentler sex I wonder why it is that this magnificent opus hasn t yet become the official feminist bible I mean all you need to know about women is beautifully summed up here they are either evil sluts or treacherous bitches Or evil bitchy sluts Or treacherous slutty bitches They are also uite remarkably frivolous And one dimensional And superficial This is all so extraordinarily accurate and so fabulously point on I might faint any second now I mean we all know that all women care about is bitching about each other And bitching about men And discussing men And fighting over men And shamelessly trying to seduce men while wearing barely there virtually nonexistent see through clothes And hooking up with men And bitching about other women who spend their time either discussing men or fighting about them or trying to seduce them while wearing barely there virtually nonexistent see through clothes either before or after hooking up with them Ha Something just occurred to me yes it hurt Very badly Sapkowski doesn t devote half the uarter of the third of the time he spends detailing sluts and bitches women s lack of clothing he does describing what men wear Strange isn t He probably forgot about it Yeah he must have Besides the men in his story have better much important things to do than worry about silly clothes I mean they are MEN for fish s sake They do great serious manly things and stuff They have no time to waste on foolish frivolities Obviously Ha Something just occurred to me again if I keep this up I might end up in the ER There is one woman in this book who doesn t bear the Worthless Sapkowski Female Seal of uality WSFSo Her name is Ciri Sapkowski wanted to make her a badass So he gave her a sword And masculinized the fish out of her And cherry on the cake shrimp on the paella made her bisexualgay Because a woman can t be badass and beactlook feminine And because all bisexualgay women actarelook masculine And now we come to the part of the book I loved most I m telling you my Little Barnacles Sapkowski gives the expression saving the best for last a whole new dimension Because this crap here It s Premium Super High uality Suicide Inducing Stuff PSHSIS And Sapkowski saved it for the very last pages of his charming tale How sweetly kindhearted of him And now I am going to spoil the fish out of this book so beware view spoilerSo To summarize Ciri is about to get raped by Kayleigh Luckily enough Mistle comes to the rescue and chases the loathsome creep off And what does Mistle do next She proceeds to rape Ciri of course because that s what girls who have also been sexually abused in the past do to scared lonely teenagers Ciri feels the grip of fear and disgust but submits and later falls asleep in Mistle s sweet embrace She wakes up in the morning and all is fine and dandy because she is no longer alone and everything is wonderful and the birds are singing and the sky is blue but weirdly enough she kinda sorta feels filthy and tainted I wonder why so she goes down to the river and washes herself with sharp movements of her hands trying to remove what could not be removed and cries but hey no biggie because at least she s no longer alone and stuff so of course she s going to stay with Mistle because you know Mistle saved her from Kayleigh and stuff and really who the bloody stinking fish cares if Mistle ever so slightly raped her And now excuse me while I shoot 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Czas pogardy

On are on all sidesThe Elves and other non humans are still suffering under decades of repression and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest striking at will and then dissolving into the trees The Magicians are fighting amongst themselves some in the pay of. Check out my review for The Time of Contempt on Grimdark Magazine at Grimdark Magazine Time of Contempt the second full length novel in The Witcher universe continues where Blood of Elves left off and thrust us back into the world that is now teeming with politics and inter race war Always takes action Wrongly or rightly that is revealed later But you should act be brave seize life by the scruff of the neck Believe me little one you should only regret inactivity indecisiveness hesitation You shouldn t regret actions or decisions even if they occasionally end in sadness and regret With Time of Contempt Andrzej Sapkowski moves away from the original elements of The Last Wish of monster hunting and develops the epic plot of Ciri as the child of Destiny The land of Geralt Yennefer and Ciri is changing kings not working with mages Ciri being hunted and Nilfgard are on the brink of war It is a strange time for our favourites Reading Time of Contempt made me miss the short stories of The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny where Geralt had his intense bouts with the monsters Sapkowski had created There is still action a plenty some of it fantastic in Time of Contempt but I found myself longing for the original style that made me really love The Witcher universeThis being my fourth read by Sapkowski I am now confident I know what I am getting in one of his stories He has a style that is uniue to him with flowery and philosophical dialogue that tackles a whole list of issues that often than not reflect today s societies I really wish Sapkowski would have built on these a lot as I feel there is so much to give in this series of books That s the role of poetry Ciri To say what others cannot utter Due to the epic nature path that this story is now walking down we are introduced many new characters from the various nations of The Northern Realms Nilfgaard and the Scoia tael I particularly like the non human s that Sapkowski adds to The Witcher Saga With a new cast there is also a lot of room for confusion Whether it be as I was listening to the audiobook rather than reading the physical edition there are lot of new and alien names that aren t structured as well as they could have been which added to the confusion of the story Geralt is the strongest character by far and I always love his scenes There is swordplay from him that I was looking forward to and it did not disappoint I m just always wanting I love Geralt s interaction with the heroes we already know such as Dandelion and I enjoyed Geralt s stalwart personality in this volume If you have played the games like me then there are nice Easter eggs in Time of Contempt that the game used It s incredible the Witcher smiled hideously how much my neutrality outrages everybody I am in part frustrated with this series as I was expecting lots I am still enjoying Sapkowski s writing and have a feel for the characters there is just a lot of potential here with not much happening so far I am really hoping Baptism of Fire picks up the pace and progresses the story and hopefully will end with a big SCHOCKER or something like that I am intrigued to see what the series will do with the full length novels But do you know when stories stop being stories The moment someone begins to believe in them 355 hopingexpecting too much maybe but for one of the best selling fantasy series of all time it hasn t knocked me off my feet yet There is enough to enjoy here and keep me ticking over to read the next instalment Geralt is awesome as always Dandelion is fun Yennefer full of cool moments and Ciri is growing Let me know your thoughts on The Witcher Saga so far

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The kings some sympathetic to the elvesAnd against this backdrop of fear and contempt Geralt and his lover Yennefer must protect Ciri orphaned heir and sought by all sides For the prophecy rests on her and whether she lives or dies she has the power to save the world or perhaps end it. This is my favorite book in the series so far Ciri and Geralt really go through some difficult changes which makes this novel all the interesting So whereas Blood of Elves sets up the idea of Ciri being at the center of courtly intrigue and politics with Geralt and Yennefer trying to protect her Time of Contempt goes deep into that same intrigue and politics with an absolute cluster of a battle in the middle of the story Though the focus is split halfway between Ciri and Geralt Ciri s tale is interesting this time around Her story manages to go through uite a lot of settings and conflicts over the course of the novel which I really enjoyed For the first half of the book things aren t happening as much as they are revealed Yet when things finally kicked off the book was impossible to put down The reader gets to spend time in a relatively central position during the inciting incident and most of the story after that up close and personal instead of the typical description narrative afterwardsAndrzej Sapkowski s writing as always is impressive Whoever did this translation took painstaking care to make sure that the result is well written and beautiful Time of Contempt is many things It is a disturbing and deeply political novel about what life might really be like in a traditional fantasy world It is a deconstruction of traditional fantasy tropes and it is a devastating critiue of the racism sexism and nationalism that have done so much damage to our world and which are casually reproduced in much traditional fantasy Yet though the book is gritty as hell it s also funny charming and intimate It s playful with the source material not dismissive of it This only makes its core pessimism all the arresting Like the last book Time of Contempt feels like simply another episode in a much larger story without any real closure But this time around you get a better idea of what s going on Everything about this book is intriguing whether it be the intricate characters the deceptively complex plot or the well crafted world There are no absolute truths and by the end of the book I can honestly say I am beautifully confused and excited for the next novel The ending is a bit strange and unexpected but I need to read the next book to properly judge Nevertheless an amazing read

10 thoughts on “Czas pogardy

  1. says:

    Actual rating 15 stars I may or may not be a teensy little bit pissed off right now Perhaps① The ranting is strong in this one Consider your little selves warned② Yes I know I read this book wrong③ You're we

  2. says:

    I mistook stars reflected in a pond at night for those in the sky The narrative commences at what seems like a time of contempt indeed The Kings aren't conversing with the Mages as they have previously the Nilfgaardian army is still planning for war and the Scoia'tael Suirrels are attacking humans in forests and villages Many partie

  3. says:

    The person everybody was searching for in the previous book was still at large with Geralt being one of the two people who

  4. says:

    If A Game of Thrones books were penned by Andrzej Sapkowski he would've written a whole installment on Red Wedding

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    I am odds with this series The Last Wish is a million miles away from what these have become which is just generic fantasy that is badly written or translated In The Last Wish we have good battles with monsters re tellings of our own fairytales and interesting characters In this series which is made up of what ar

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    Check out my review for The Time of Contempt on Grimdark Magazine at Grimdark Magazine Time of Contempt the secon

  7. says:

    ”You were all right Only I the naive anachronistic and stupid Witcher was wrong”45Wow this was a great book This was action packed political and war filled There were also some important revelations in reference to why Nilfgaard is desperately searching for Ciri Additionally there was backstabbing and people turning on each otherI really

  8. says:

    This is my favorite book in the series so far Ciri and Geralt really go through some difficult changes which makes this no

  9. says:

    Ummmm These books are maybe not worth your time I'm reading them to get ready for the show coming to Netflix It

  10. says:

    After reading Blood of Elves I was hooked I could not wait to get my hands on The Time of Contempt Let me tell you it did no