In a war that makes no sense, ten armies fight separately against a single foe....
A young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows....
A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course....
This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden....
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm....
Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs....
Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins....
The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies.....
A tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend....
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples....
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire....
The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors....
After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world...an Elven world. She is trapped, with no way out. Time does not seem to exist, and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world.
But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.
Just read the sires already! Do it do it now! Peter Kenny does it again!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
great performance of a gritty fantasy novel.
The conclusion to this series gets a bit Jean Gray >Phoenix
An absolutely stunning piece of fiction.
Fantasy at its best. Peter Kenny performance is a work of art
Excellent story by Andrzej Sapkowski pet usual and a great performance by Peter Kenny as expected.
This book has the most dissatisfying ending I've ever come across in any work of fiction.
Seeing how exciting the series otherwise is, I'll even call it completely disappointing.
Also, an even larger part than of the previous books is spent on long, boring and hardly relevant flash-forwards.
All in all a great series, but this last book makes me doubt that I'll ever read it again (not counting the first two books of short stories)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great performance from Peter Kenny, as usual.
All pieces of the story finds right place and when you think that you know the ending ... Sapkowski deliver it in his own, great fashion.
You will probably consider playing The Whicher to extend pleasure of traveling from Mahakan to Dol Blatana in best company.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
"Side stories" are not quite as compelling as the great main story, thus some side characters remain a bit uninteresting.
Not a patch on previous books in the series. Hard to believe it was written by the same person. Must have run out of ideas!
An enjoyable read, but my least favourite of the witcher series so far. It failed to keep my attention as avidly as the others.
I really did enjoy all the books. they supplement the game well and are incredibly voiced by Peter Kenny. highly recommended to any fans of the game or those interested in a European fantasy series.
This review is for the Witcher Chronicals as a whole.
I eas drawn to this series despite muself as it starts with a couple of short story compilations wjich I usually avoid. To my surprise I was quickly drawn into the world as the authors mix of dark brutality, philosophy and humour so typical of the little Eastern European SF/F that I've read began to reveal themselves. Pleasingly Sapkowski seems to pay as much attention to the detail of the minor characters as the leads and somehow manages to avoid many of the western SF/F tropes that have lead me to become bored with the genre over the (many) years. If anything you might find the pace of the novels a little meandering at times as the authors copious use of flashback and third person narration can leave one feeling that they are still listening to a collection of short stories. However it does not take long to get used to and remains true to the theme of the earlier works.
a final word on the narration. Peter Kenny is by far the most talented and versatile reader I have ever listened to! I fell in love with his voice on his fantadtic work on Iain (M) Banks' novels and highly recommend these if you haven't heard them yet. This series has so many characters and dialects that in the hands of a lesser voice actor it could have become confusing but Kenny triumphs.
Overall then this series is a breath of fresh air for those worn down by the similarities in story and writing style so common in modern SF/F. Give it a go.
Any additional comments?
Im sorry to say this but normally I am captivated and drawn into these kind of books but this whole series [accept for the odd splash of excitement] I found to be really hard going to the extent that on several occasions I honestly dozed off and had to rewind to the start of the part I had missed. Oh boy what a waste of time and credits this whole series turned out to be.
Only issue is that if you have played the games then you might prefer the voice actors in it..
What would have made Lady of the Lake better?
A story line might have made it better. But it was just a final book that tried to tie up loose ends that were completely irrelevant. I ploughed through it, but felt more confused than when I started. poor and yet complex stories that didn't flow or at times have any relevance to each other
What will your next listen be?
Jo Abbercrombe where are you?
Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Kenny?
He is pretty good. Keeps the accents going, gets a bit complex at times and sometimes it difficult to 'know' who's speaking, the names and accents were at times just mind boggling complex
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
A few happy endings - sortof
Fantastic. Very well read and performed, and a wonderful end to a gripping series of novels
This book was excellent. I really enjoyed the ending and it was a riveting story the whole way through.
10/10 narration and lovable characters. Didn't like some aspects of the story which made it sound too much like a fairy tale though
A great end to a great series, wish there was more. So get it and just listen, and get lost in a great book that's performed wonderfully.
I'm so glad that the Witcher books have been turned into audiobooks and shared on audible! Peter Kenny and his hundreds of distinct voices delivers a stellar performance. Incredible writing and storytelling. A superb end to the series.