The Time Of Contempt

Published Jan. 27, 2012 by Orbit.

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Review of 'The Time Of Contempt' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

I consider this book having 2 parts: before and after the Mages Conclave reception in Aretuza.
The first part is filled with road travelling, discovering the big city of Gors Velen, having fun at the market and Ciri saving the day killing a pseudo-wyvern.

Then The Witcher and Yennefer do social networking at the Mages reception. And it's all about mages gossiping and figuring out who is spying for which king. There were some fun moments with The Witcher being socially awkward and trying hard not to. He meets the young mage Vilgefortz for the first time and we get to know the mage's background.

Then Yennefer makes a really bad decision (view spoiler) that propels Tissaia to deactivate the spell barrier at the Tower and then all hell breaks loose.

Then it becomes pretty dramatic. A huge mage battle begins, deaths everywhere and Scoia'tael adding to the violence. The …

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