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Geralt. The 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? 

Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his most popular hero in a stand-alone novel where 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.... 

©2018 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Sapkowski does it again

Are any series-long questions answered? NO. Do we get a definitive ending? NO. Do we get any details that change the reading of previous parts in the saga? NO. What we do get is some beautiful insights into the world and characters, some of the most exciting of Geralt's adventures, real stakes despite this being a prequel and Sapkowski's unique style and humor at its finest. Great for series veterans AND newcomers who aren't sure whether or not they'll like the saga, but want a taste. The vocal performance is stellar as well.

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  • pender891
  • 06-03-18

A saga i wish would never end

Peter Kenny as usual nailing it.
Not much to say about the book other than my favourite The Witcher books are the ones of Geralt doing the witcher around the world.

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  • Nicholas Ashley
  • 10-05-18

Great charictors great story. really enjoyed

The book started a bit slow but soon got going. I liked the description of the fights and I felt I connected to the main characters. Really enjoyed it

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  • anders
  • 09-19-18

Brilliant!

It's the last book in a brilliant series, and the ending is just perfect, if you ask me!

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  • S. J. Smith
  • 09-07-18

Whip it out and stick it in.

Self righteous, misogynistic, weapon thrusting lady killer Geralt is up to his usual tricks again. Once more he has the enchantresses under his spell and wrapped around his little finger not to mention around his not so little member. Sexyest sexist Dandelion is in tow of course. You won't catch him with his trousers.

A hearty romp through yester world the like of which you've ever seen. Amazing he can keep it up.

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  • Mohamed
  • 08-27-18

Highly recommended but in order!

The Last Wish, then Sword of Destiny and now finished Season of Storms. All this is just the intro to Blood of Elvis which I am about to listen to. What a journey!

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  • Scheuer Segolene
  • 08-25-18

Once more onto the witcherverse, good friend.

THAT ENDING IS ALL YOU WANT TO HEAR AS A WITCHER FAN!! It's amazing to be able to connect the dots with all the different stories and characters. A wonderful read and amazing performance by Peter Kenny!

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  • Aljona
  • 08-20-18

loved it

great narration, interesting plot. Tied up ending of the books with the game Witcher 3

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  • S. Bryan
  • 06-20-18

Another Amazing story

I love the Witcher saga, It is exciting and thrilling I would happily read all the saga again, if anymore come out I will be first on my pre-order list, fantastic fantastic fantastic!!

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  • antamuk
  • 06-06-18

Further Witcher excellence

A wonderful twisting yarn that adds further colour to the world of Witcher Geralt whilst passing a few observations about our own. Whatever order the reader chooses to access these fabulous novels in, this should not be your first encounter - you will appreciate this book much more if you are already well versed in the lore & characters. There is humour, there is darkness, the inevitable sorceresses & of course an array of monsters, including various of human origin. With his trusted steed Roach at his side, Geralt traverses awkward situations that are not of his own making; at least mostly not ;) The narration is excellent and helps add life to our protagonists with Peter Kenny successfully pulling off the various voices required. The patter between Dandelion & Geralt is particularly close to how I imagined when reading earlier books in the series. The ending of the book gives us a satisfying yet intriguing & provoking epilogue... but before that you should set out upon this adventure - don't forget your swords.

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  • Taeyn
  • 05-31-18

More Lore than Story

Taking place between two short stories in the Sword of Destiny novel, you can't help but feel like this should have been a short story aswell. If you have read all the novels like me then you might find this a bit tedious, as this is basically a retread of events done better with a sprinkling of modern political views and the occasional lore. Geralt has little room for characterisation in this as his important emotional arc is done in the previous and following story.
As always the voice work is impeccable, but I still struggled to listen to some characters go on and on without interruption. Overall I feel a lack of the attitude, gripping fast plot and interesting characters found in the previous books bring this good book down to just "okay."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-18

Best Witcher book yet

I was concerned when it occurred to me that there was another witcher book (Season of Storms) published much later than the others, and set before the main series. Another prequel? 'This could well be simple, cheap fan service, perhaps called for after the first witcher games'. Well, I was surprised to find this is actually the most finely crafted of them all. The author has finely treaded the perfect line between action, clever storytelling, engaging characters, and crisp, unfaltering writing. For all the love I have for the other books, they are flawed, especially in the specifics of the narrative department. If you have finished the other books, and we're left with an emptiness or a dissatisfied appetite, I would highly recommend this book to satiate you.

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  • Rusty's
  • 06-14-18

Can't fault it. Andrzej at his best!

I actually looked forward to the drive into work each morning so I could listen to an hour of this great listen. I have read all of the Witcher books and this rates right up there.

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  • M
  • 05-31-18

Felt a bit short but definitely worth the listen!

Great listen though it was a bit short and storyline not as strong as the other books. Loved the action, a single story (instead of short stories), and characters. Would've liked a stronger storyline with more of yennifer in it.

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  • John
  • 05-25-18

Season of Storms

I loved this book from start to finish the Characters a awesome the narrator did a awesome job with the story hope there more books on Audible.