Book: Blood of Elves
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: 3.9 out of 5
Buy or Bye: BUY
I’ll be honest here, I have already read ‘Blood of Elves’ and I am actually almost done with ‘The Time of Contempt’ the next novel in The Witcher series. I felt as if I needed to share my thoughts on the first book before I wrote about the next one.
I started this book back in the beginning of the year (pretty sure I actually bought it on New Years). However, I didn’t finish it until end of March. Now, this was my first toe dip into the fantasy world. My boyfriend and I watched the entire Netflix series during our holiday break and he got so excited about how into it I was that I decided so go full throttle into it!
As you can see, it took quite some time for me to get into it. It wasn’t necessarily the story itself but the characters in the story and the places. I struggled to keep up with who was king of what kingdom and what side they were on and who was spying for who. It got very confusing. And on top of that, since I’ve never read or watched fantasy before, I did not understand all of the different species. I continually had to go to my boyfriend and ask him to explain what each one was whenever it was mentioned.
Once I started to understand the story more, I started reading it more. I enjoyed how this story picks up right where the Netflix series let off.
The story turns more into the overall story of Ciri. And we get to learn more about Yennefer and Triss Merigold. Which for me, as a girl, is super entertaining. I always so fantasy as a boys world where girls are just there to be plundered. But the female characters in this story are actually super strong and are treated with respect for their powers and strength. Obviously, this isn’t the same for all of the women in the story and there are parts where I’m screaming ‘NOOOOO’ but I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would.
I’m excited to see who ends up on which side of the war. And to keep seeing what happens to Ciri.
I know this wasn’t super in depth but those are the thoughts I had on this book. Be sure to follow me on Goodreads to see everything I’m currently reading and check back soon for my thoughts on ‘The Time of Contempt.’