Sezon burz (Saga o Wiedźminie, #0)
Oto nowy Sapkowski i nowy wiedźmin. Mistrz polskiej fantastyki znowu zaskakuje. „Sezon burz” nie opowiada bowiem o młodzieńczych latach białowłosego zabójcy potworów ani o jego losach po śmierci/nieśmierci kończącej ostatni tom sagi.„Nigdy nie mów nigdy!” W powieści pojawiają się osoby doskonale czytelnikom znane, jak wierny druh Geralta – bard i poeta Jaskier – oraz jego ukochana, zwodnicza czarodziejka Yennefer, ale na scenę wkraczają też dosłownie i w przenośni postaci z zupełnie innych bajek. Ludzie, nieludzie i magiczną sztuką wyhodowane bestie. Opowieść zaczyna się wedle reguł gatunku: od trzęsienia ziemi, a potem napięcie rośnie. Wiedźmin stacza morderczą walkę z drapieżnikiem, który żyje tylko po to, żeby zabijać, wdaje się w bójkę z rosłymi, niezbyt sympatycznymi strażniczkami miejskimi, staje przed sądem, traci swe słynne miecze i przeżywa burzliwy romans z rudowłosą pięknością, zwaną Koral. A w tle toczą się królewskie i czarodziejskie intrygi. Pobrzmiewają pioruny i szaleją burze. I tak przez 404 strony porywającej lektury.WIEDŹMIN. SEZON BURZ to w wiedźmińskiej historii rzecz osobna, nie prapoczątek i nie kontynuacja. Jak pisze Autor: Opowieść trwa. Historia nie kończy się nigdy…

Sezon burz (Saga o Wiedźminie, #0) Details

TitleSezon burz (Saga o Wiedźminie, #0)
Author
LanguagePolish
ReleaseNov 6th, 2013
PublishersuperNOWA
ISBN-139788375780598
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, European Literature, Polish Literature

Sezon burz (Saga o Wiedźminie, #0) Review

  • Evgeny
    January 1, 1970
    First a disclaimer: the book blurb has nothing in common with the content. They both talk about Geralt the Witcher, but this is where the similarities end.What did Geralt do most of the time in the series? People familiar with him only through the games or not at all would foolishly say he hunted monsters. Wrong! He brooded non-stop from the middle of the second book all the way to the end. I am happy(?) to say here he did exactly this for about third of the length. After which he was forced to First a disclaimer: the book blurb has nothing in common with the content. They both talk about Geralt the Witcher, but this is where the similarities end.What did Geralt do most of the time in the series? People familiar with him only through the games or not at all would foolishly say he hunted monsters. Wrong! He brooded non-stop from the middle of the second book all the way to the end. I am happy(?) to say here he did exactly this for about third of the length. After which he was forced to do some extermination and to nobody's surprise the story became interesting. On the positive side the book is Ciri-free. She was only mentioned once!!! I was fine with her when she was a cute kid, but reading about adult Ciri who was first very miserable, then became a drug-addicted robber, then became even more miserable never failed to make me equally miserable. This is clearly author's tribute to fans. If you liked the original series you are guaranteed to like this book. If you were disappointed with it, you will find nothing groundbreaking here. As to me I was sure I rate it with 3 stars during the first third aka Geralt the Brooder. However I started having doubts about this decision when Geralt actually lifted his butt and began doing something. So 3 or 4 stars? Absence of Ciri firmly determined the rating. As to the plot: Geralt came to a tiny kingdom never mentioned in the main series. It turned out to be a bad decision. Upon the arrival he got thrown in jail, his swords were stolen, and he almost got beaten to death by a squad of female goons guards. It turned out this was just the beginning. P.S. I never knew Geralt could be such a jerk - and he was toward a young woman for no reason whatsoever. And no, breaking up with Yennifer is not a good excuse for such behavior.
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  • Markus
    January 1, 1970
    "They say that progress illuminates the darkness. But there will always be darkness. And in that darkness there will always be Evil, in that darkness there will always be fangs and claws, murder and blood. There will always be things that go bump in the night. And we, witchers, are the ones who bump back at them."- Vesemir of Kaer MorhenA difficult book to rate. I enjoyed reading it, of course, as it is a Witcher book. At the same time, it offered nothing new to the series, did not add anything "They say that progress illuminates the darkness. But there will always be darkness. And in that darkness there will always be Evil, in that darkness there will always be fangs and claws, murder and blood. There will always be things that go bump in the night. And we, witchers, are the ones who bump back at them."- Vesemir of Kaer MorhenA difficult book to rate. I enjoyed reading it, of course, as it is a Witcher book. At the same time, it offered nothing new to the series, did not add anything of value, and overall felt like it was completely unnecessary.Season of Storms is set in between the original short stories, and so before the main Witcher saga. It explores Geralt of Rivia on a minor adventure just prior to him going to Vizima to fight the striga for King Foltest (as fans of The Witcher will know, an integral plot point of both the first book and the first game).Unfortunately, the storyline is rather dull. The court intrigue is exceedingly poor when compared to Cintra, Nilfgaard and Skellige. The villain suffers equally when compared to Vilgefortz or Letho. The direct approach to real-world social issues felt both strange and forced, and appeared to be Sapkowski attempting to fire back at feminist critics rather than anything that fit well with the other themes of the book. And the great characters and fascinating monsters who have made this series what it is, are few and far between.It sadly seems as if Sapkowski has gotten less and less interesting with time. The Last Wish is the best book in the Witcher series, and this along with Lady of the Lake are the two worst ones. Sadly, I cannot escape the feeling that CDProjektRed's vision for the world of the Witcher is much more skilfully crafted than Sapkowski's.Ah, well. This does not renege his achievement in creating one of the most interesting fantasy worlds out there.
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  • James Lafayette Tivendale
    January 1, 1970
    I received a review copy of Season of Storms in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Andrzej Sapkowski and Gollancz for the opportunity. Season of Storms begins with the Witcher successfully completing a contract to eradicate the threat of a monster known as an Idr. Upon receiving payment Geralt opts to travel to Kerack where another mission may be waiting. Upon arrival at Kerack's Watchtower he is made to disarm and hand over his two legendary Witcher swords which he does begrudgingly. H I received a review copy of Season of Storms in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Andrzej Sapkowski and Gollancz for the opportunity. Season of Storms begins with the Witcher successfully completing a contract to eradicate the threat of a monster known as an Idr. Upon receiving payment Geralt opts to travel to Kerack where another mission may be waiting. Upon arrival at Kerack's Watchtower he is made to disarm and hand over his two legendary Witcher swords which he does begrudgingly. His first act in the City is to frequent an inn and relax with some food and wine. Before he is able to tuck in though he is posed a question by three characters dressed in black who approached his table without a sound."Geralt of Rivia?""It is I.""You are arrested in the name of the law." The Witcher Wiki states that this standalone novel is a midquel, set before "The Witcher" short story but after most of the other stories in The Last Wish. Although much longer at 368 this entry has much more in common with the short tales in both The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny than the other full-lengths in the saga. Instead of character and point of view hopping which was introduced in Blood of Elves and continued up until The Lady of the Lake, we only follow Geralt's actions here. This is with the exception of certain interludes which include letters, a story draft, and the happenings at an auction house. For me, the interludes were hit and miss for enjoyment/excitement and were really just a device to colour the reader slightly more informed of the current happenings than they would be if only isolated to the Witcher's point of view perspective. The world-renowned poet and Geralt's best friend Dandelion is one of the main characters throughout this narrative and like quite a few other The Witcher tales, he just happens to randomly come across Geralt in random cities and towns all over the world without planning to. The amount of times this happens throughout the series seems farfetched but I'm willing to forgive Sapkowski as the womanising troubadour is one the best characters in the overall story. The majority of the ensemble here are new creations such as the mysterious fire-haired sorceress Coral and the trusty drawf friend Addario Bach. There are mentions of other characters that are present in the series that readers will know and a few surprising 'easter-egg' moments. One, in particular, you will only understand if you have completed the whole series. As mentioned, this book does work finely as a standalone, however; I wouldn't recommend reading it until a potential reader had read The Last Wish as this collection introduces the character of The Witcher well and would, therefore, heighten the enjoyment experience in Season of Storms. After that though, it can be read at any time. It is written in similar fashion to the short stories but does feature one of two styles of writing that Sapkowski toyed with more in the latter half of the full series such as dream sequences and transportation/place/world hopping scenes ala The Lady of the Lake. The place/world hopping scenes in the aforementioned book were one of my least favourite parts in the series as a whole so I was glad that it is only limited to half a dozen or so pages here before it proceeds back to the author's fashion of writing style I enjoy a lot more. Geralt, as always, has unshakable morals and his dependable horse Roach. There are many highs and lows for him here and throughout, more often than not, his luck seems to really be against him. In addition to his talents with blades, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of seemingly everything including law and magic but especially monsters. There are a large number of different sorts of monsters dotted throughout these pages including a she-fox, werewolves and ogrotrolls. Season of Storms features demon hunts, corrupted magic, uncertainty over monarchy ascension, and a battle with a gigantic sea monster. It's not the finest entry but it should be read by all fans of The Witcher as there is a lot to enjoy here. I devoured it in 48-hours and loved being back in the world of The Witcher. Recommended.
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I mean I love the freaking cover of the book! Guess I just need to get a print out! But... the book fell flat for me! I don't know if it's because I have been reading some amazing books lately or what! Either way, I'm happy for the ones that love it! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Orbit in exchange for an honest review.1.) The Last Wish ★★★★★Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Anton
    January 1, 1970
    Overdue review notes...The first thing to know about it - it is a full-length novel. Not a collection of short stories like The Last Wish or Sword of Destiny. But despite that, this story is much closer in spirit to these prequel instalments as opposed to the main saga Blood of Elves and onward.It is an easy and enjoyable read. But it would naturally appeal to those who already love the series. If you are new to Witcher - you can start here... but I am not sure I would recommend it. I would rath Overdue review notes...The first thing to know about it - it is a full-length novel. Not a collection of short stories like The Last Wish or Sword of Destiny. But despite that, this story is much closer in spirit to these prequel instalments as opposed to the main saga Blood of Elves and onward.It is an easy and enjoyable read. But it would naturally appeal to those who already love the series. If you are new to Witcher - you can start here... but I am not sure I would recommend it. I would rather go through Last Wish > Sword of Destiny and then stop by here before diving into the main story. Or even keep it as a sweetener farewell entry.It has all the thing that we enjoy about Mr Sapkowski's world: rich worldbuilding with historical allusions, modern themes raised in the medieval setting and a lonely path of a hero in a cynical world around him. Lots of things to love here... but I don't think this particular book has enough oomph to stand on its own as a stand-alone.So - 4* from me and hopefully we will hear more about Geralt of Rivia in the future.***Dear Orion/Gollancz,I am so very grateful for this NetGalley ARC! It is probably the very first time I was approved for the book I really really wanted. So: thanks again for making my day today ;)Witcher/Ведьмак is on my best ever fiction shelf. I fondly remember it as one of my taste formative reads. I read it originally in a wonderful Russian translation and absolutely adored it for years. I think the themes and a style of these books provides a curious missing link between fantasy of JRR Tolkien and sword&sorcery of GRR Martin; set in a western Slavic environment. If you haven't read it - I strongly recommend. It is NOT a fanfic to the video game. (It is rather the video game is a fanfic to this awesome series and the world it portrays).Anyhow, Season of Storms is the only book I haven't read yet (it is a prequel released many years after the publication of the main series). Since my Polish is very poor I have tried reading Russian and Ukrainian translations (fan and official ones) but unfortunately left underwhelmed with their clumsy language. So this new English translation is my last resort to re-live the magic of my first encounters with the series.So, I am crossing my fingers and diving in with excitement and anticipation of awesome ;) Will be sharing my field notes as I progress...
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  • Milda Page Runner
    January 1, 1970
    It was so wonderful to be back in Witcher's world - I feel nostalgic already. There is everything in this book one could hope for:breathtaking close-up fights with horrible monsters,light-hearted funny banter with Dandelion,court intrigues and conspiracies,mysterious beautiful women and hot nights,power drunk insane wizards,plenty oh humour sarcasm and irony,haunting full of horrors events,kind monsters and monstrous cruel people.Highly recommended to all Witcher fans. I can only hope that this It was so wonderful to be back in Witcher's world - I feel nostalgic already. There is everything in this book one could hope for:breathtaking close-up fights with horrible monsters,light-hearted funny banter with Dandelion,court intrigues and conspiracies,mysterious beautiful women and hot nights,power drunk insane wizards,plenty oh humour sarcasm and irony,haunting full of horrors events,kind monsters and monstrous cruel people.Highly recommended to all Witcher fans. I can only hope that this is not a singular event and Sapkowski will surprise us once again with the new release. And as I don't want to say Good Bye - I can only say - See you later, Geralt of Rivia. I very much hope so.
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  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    January 1, 1970
    It's really easy to bitch and pout about this book, as some did. And I could point at same things they pointed at too, I'm not blind. But I wasn't disappointed by it and forgive it all easily. I am really happy I could return to the world that became sort of my second home almost two decades ago. Sure thing, I can always do it with the help of old saga, or new games, but it's just not the same. Because, simply as it is -And I did get some more. And it was interesting, it was funny, it added som It's really easy to bitch and pout about this book, as some did. And I could point at same things they pointed at too, I'm not blind. But I wasn't disappointed by it and forgive it all easily. I am really happy I could return to the world that became sort of my second home almost two decades ago. Sure thing, I can always do it with the help of old saga, or new games, but it's just not the same. Because, simply as it is -And I did get some more. And it was interesting, it was funny, it added some new aspects to the world of humans, non-humans and monsters (loved the vixena line!), although (view spoiler)[main villain was sorta meh (hide spoiler)]. And the ending was beautiful, the one you'd expect from Sapkowski. Should I add that I guess it was promising? I do expect more stories, master Andrzej, please! And...
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  • Bartek
    January 1, 1970
    Bałem się tej książki. Od kiedy usłyszałem że Sapkowski znów zabrał się za Wiedźmina byłem przekonany, że dostaniemy coś na poziomie Żmiji, jakieś popłuczyny po legendzie.Początek książki potwierdził moje obawy. Wyglądało to jak niezbyt udane opowiadanie pisane przez fana. Słabe żarty oparte na na dupie i pierdzeniu, fabuła tocząca się liniowo - coś się stało, idziemy do kogoś kto może coś wiedzieć, on odsyła nas dalej itp. Miałem wrażenie że czytam scenariusz questa do gry komputerowej i to rac Bałem się tej książki. Od kiedy usłyszałem że Sapkowski znów zabrał się za Wiedźmina byłem przekonany, że dostaniemy coś na poziomie Żmiji, jakieś popłuczyny po legendzie.Początek książki potwierdził moje obawy. Wyglądało to jak niezbyt udane opowiadanie pisane przez fana. Słabe żarty oparte na na dupie i pierdzeniu, fabuła tocząca się liniowo - coś się stało, idziemy do kogoś kto może coś wiedzieć, on odsyła nas dalej itp. Miałem wrażenie że czytam scenariusz questa do gry komputerowej i to raczej z pobocznego wątku fabuły. Na szczęście im dalej tym lepiej. Sapkowski się trochę rozkręca, ale do mistrzowskiej formy nie wraca. Fabuła się trochę komplikuje i rozgałęzia i czyta się już przyjemniej. Książce klimatem bliżej jest do opowiadań niż do sagi (Kojarzyła mi się trochę z mini powieściami Piekary z podcyklu "Ja Inkwizytor") i tak też jest umieszczona czasowo. Wszystko dzieje się po historii z "Ostatniego życzenia" gdzie Geralt poznał Yen, a kończy przed odczarowaniem strzygi. Ze znanych postaci mamy Geralta, Jaskra i mniej lub bardziej przelotne wspomnienia o paru innych osobach. Raził mnie fakt, że mamy niby to samo uniwersum, ale pojawia się dużo nowych elementów, np. masa nigdy nie wspomnianych wcześniej potworów, czy osób które są wielce znane i szanowane, ale w dziejącej się później sadze już nikt o nich nie słyszał. Z drugiej strony może to i lepiej, że nie majstrował za bardzo przy dziejach znanych z poprzednich książek postaci. Brakowało niestety świetnych dialogów, zabawy słowem. Niby były jakieś "cięte riposty", ale za mało. Nie podobało mi się też niepotrzebne wplatanie niektórych słów, czy sytuacji - przesadnie nowoczesnych. Mamy jakieś quasi średniowiecze, a tu nagle klimat niszczy antybiotyk, jing i jang, szpital chorób zakaźnych czy spółka cywilna. Na szczęście nie są to rzeczy ważne dla fabuły, ot pojawiające się w dialogach odniesienia do rzeczywistości, które mogły by być subtelniejsze. Podsumowując: nie jest najgorzej, jest lepiej niż przy Żmiji, ale sadze, czy trylogii husyckiej do pięt nie dorasta. Mimo, że jestem całkiem zadowolony bo spodziewałem się najgorszego to uważam, że książka powstała niepotrzebne. No, ale za coś trzeba pić.Edit: po przesłuchaniu audiobooka obniżam ocenę bo byłem chyba zbyt łaskawy.
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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum: https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/17/...There really is no such thing as a bad Witcher book, just some are better than others. Season of Storms is probably one that I would put on the lower end of the spectrum—meaning I enjoyed it, but compared to the rest of the books in the series, it simply didn’t stand out as much as I’d hoped. While this is the eighth one overall (when you include all the novels and collections), it is also something of a standalone preq 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum: https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/06/17/...There really is no such thing as a bad Witcher book, just some are better than others. Season of Storms is probably one that I would put on the lower end of the spectrum—meaning I enjoyed it, but compared to the rest of the books in the series, it simply didn’t stand out as much as I’d hoped. While this is the eighth one overall (when you include all the novels and collections), it is also something of a standalone prequel, taking place between the short stories featured in The Last Wish and well before the events of the main saga.In Season of Storms, readers are given insight into the events occurring just prior to Geralt of Rivia’s fateful visit into the city of Vizima to deal with King Foltest’s striga problem, which was chronicled in what was Andrzej Sapkowski’s debut work, a tale simply titled “The Witcher”. When the story opens, we get to catch up with our protagonist in a quiet seaside kingdom, though in true Geralt fashion, it’s not long before he finds himself embroiled in a spot of trouble and winds up getting arrested and thrown in jail.Unfortunately, this also means that his swords are taken from him. A Witcher without his iconic weapons? Say it isn’t so! After all, what use is a monster hunter without the tools of his trade? As a result, the main plot of this book mostly focuses on Geralt as he is roped into taking on all kinds of dangerous and daring missions to try and get his swords back. It involves a lot of the elements you would expect—shady sorcerers, political intrigue, monster killing, and sexy times.In other words, Season of Storms is full of your usual Witcher shenanigans. It means that if you’ve enjoyed the previous books in the series, then there is a good chance that you’ll enjoy this one too. This novel also felt more light-hearted to me, though of course, when it comes to The Witcher, words like lightness and darkness are all relative. Since this one is a prequel, there are quite a few people who haven’t yet made their appearances in Geralt’s life, the most notable of these being Ciri, which does mean the story is generally free of the kind of angst that typically follows her character everywhere. There’s also a general nonchalance and more laidback tone to the story which gives the impression of much simpler times.In fact, that might be part of the problem. Season of Storms doesn’t really add anything new or special to what we already know of the world or protagonist; everything feels like it has been done before—in bigger, better, and more complex ways. Its status as a standalone prequel might also have a lot to do with this, since the main saga itself is over and done with, leaving this one to feel “tacked on” and apart from the other novels. Whatever intrigues and challenges Geralt has to deal with in this book, they simply pale in comparison to those he has faced in the overarching series. Likewise, when it comes to the relationships he forges, the villains he fights, or the monsters he kills, all of them feel rather like superficial throwaway encounters in the context of this novel.Does this mean you shouldn’t read Season of Storms? Not at all. As a matter of fact, it might make a good choice if you are new to Sapkowski or The Witcher. While I would still recommend starting with the main series, this book would be an ideal jumping off point to dip a toe into the world if you just want a little itty-bitty taste of the series’ overall tone or writing before taking the full plunge. Plus, it would also make for a nice, light introduction to the author’s style, which can be tough to get on board with if you are not used to non-linear storytelling. Devices like time jumps, flashbacks, multiple plot threads are all employed here, giving new readers a good idea of what to expect from the main saga.There’s plenty of things to like too, if you’re an old fan—as long as you’re not hoping for big revelations or anything earth-shattering. As a longtime follower of this series, I would describe Season of Storms as a comfortable read, full of references and cool easter eggs you might catch, but it is far from being Geralt’s best adventure. For completion’s sake though, I would still deem it a must-read, and at the end of the day, the uncomplicated spirit of this novel meant that I had a fun time with it.Audiobook Comments: Obviously, I’m a huge fan of Peter Kenny. I started listening to the audiobooks of this series with Blood of Elves, and because of his excellent narration, I’ve never looked back. Kenny’s voice has an intensity to it that makes it perfect for Geralt of Rivia, and yet he is also versatile enough to portray every single other character, bringing all the humor, magic, and charisma of this series to life.
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  • Patrick Zandl
    January 1, 1970
    Nevím už, kdy vyšel poslední Zaklínač, ani si nejsem jistý, kdy vyšel v češtině první. Ale jak začínal ten první, si pamatuju dodnes: "A potom se říkalo, že ten muž přišel od severu, Provaznickou branou. Šel pěšky, osedlaného koně vedl za uzdu." Byla to literární láska na první pohled, hluboce spirituální i materialistická, filosofická i násilná. Miloval jsem Sapkowskeho popisy bojů, ekonomiky i historie a samozřejmě všechny postavy, od těch nejsympatičtějších až po ty nejodpornější. Takový Sigi Nevím už, kdy vyšel poslední Zaklínač, ani si nejsem jistý, kdy vyšel v češtině první. Ale jak začínal ten první, si pamatuju dodnes: "A potom se říkalo, že ten muž přišel od severu, Provaznickou branou. Šel pěšky, osedlaného koně vedl za uzdu." Byla to literární láska na první pohled, hluboce spirituální i materialistická, filosofická i násilná. Miloval jsem Sapkowskeho popisy bojů, ekonomiky i historie a samozřejmě všechny postavy, od těch nejsympatičtějších až po ty nejodpornější. Takový Sigismund Dijkstra... ech, to bychom byli ale daleko od Bouřkové sezony. Bouřková sezóna mi po těch tak patnácti letech vrací všechnu radost ze zaklínače a mistrovství husitské trilogie. Jestli jste cokoliv z toho měli rádi, Bouřková sezona je sáhnutí po jistotě, po Sapkowském v nejlepší formě. A samozřejmě po překladu v nejlepší formě, přiznám se, že český překlad mi vždy přišel lepší, než polský originál, protože trapaslíci v polštině nemluví nářečím, což jim ubírá na autenticitě (i když i tomu už autor zjevně přicházel na kloub). A tak jsem si dobrovolně rok počkal. (view spoiler)[Budu mírně spoilerovat. Dlouho jsem přemýšlel, kam se v zaklínačově světě Bouřková sezona řadí. Od začátku je zřejmé, že to bude ranná část místního času, protože románek s Korál se později vzpomíná. Až na konci knihy se napevno dozvíte, že vůbec první povídka se Zaklínačem přímo navazuje na Bouřkovou sezonu, že za Epilogem by mohlo ono "A potom se říkalo..." přímo zařadit. Konec mírnému spoilerování, zbytek si domyslíte sami, až budete číst. (hide spoiler)] Bouřková sezona příjemně dovysvětluje celý Zaklínačův svět. "Dokusuje" se zde řada nakousnutých příhod a zmínek, řada reálií, otevírají se některé nové, těžko říct, nakolik důležité a do budoucna zhodnotitelné. Znervozňující je odskok o stopětadvacet let do budoucnosti - co z toho pojde? Jen ojedinělý odskok? Co neumím zatím zařadit, je příběh Mozaik, budu si jej muset soustředěně přečíst ještě jednou a možná si znovu pročíst celou ságu, přeci jen řadu příběhů už jsem četl před více jak deseti lety. Také se přiznám, že izolovaný příběh o rozsahu knihy mi vyhovuje lépe, než krátké příběhy. Sapkowski jej umí prokreslit, rozvinout sílu a naléhavost vyprávění, plastičnost světa. U vícedílných příběhů mohu v těch mnohaletých pauzách ohlodat poličku v knihovně... Co dodat. Doufám, že Sapkowski se dostane do finančních potíží, vězení či jiného dostatečně dobrého důvodu, aby za rok či dva napsal další takovou knihu. Když to pomáhalo Scorsesemu, proč by to nepomohlo Sapkowskemu... :)
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  • Sad Sunday (If I say it's bad, it's bad)
    January 1, 1970
    Read the fan translated version.OK, I am quite speechless right now and it's very hard to put my thought to words, so I will cut the small talk and tell you everything that's on my heart. Geralt (AKA The Witcher) is one of the best characters in the universe. Somehow I always refer to A.Sapkowski books as "true fantasy" ones since they are not only interesting, but have that specific feeling of reality, that makes you plunge into all adventures and experience them vividly. This book had some fa Read the fan translated version.OK, I am quite speechless right now and it's very hard to put my thought to words, so I will cut the small talk and tell you everything that's on my heart. Geralt (AKA The Witcher) is one of the best characters in the universe. Somehow I always refer to A.Sapkowski books as "true fantasy" ones since they are not only interesting, but have that specific feeling of reality, that makes you plunge into all adventures and experience them vividly. This book had some fantastic flaws like:And it was in use, and quite intense at that.That he was right it turned out as soon as he left the forest.Beautiful blond sorceress was a bit higher.But some were hilarious:Slippery as a shit in mayonnaise. Among the tree waling with a stiff walk was something that looked by its posture and face like a zombie, but turned out however to be an old man looking for mushrooms.In the afternoon I'd like to visit my river with my fly fishing rod. Master Witcher, we talk and we make beer into urine.Are you ok?(I am forever thankful for a person who decided to translate this book.)Reading it felt like traveling with a ship through the stormy sea. The begging was messy and all over the place, the plot was unclear and unfinished, oversimplified, the middle - fantastic and awesome, and the end - somehow messy too. I might blame the translation, and I might be bias since I loved previous books and games. But I can't give it less than 5*. It was wonderful to go back to Geralt's universe, and I still hope it's not the end.P.S I am pretty sure Geralt was traveling or at least visiting Lithuania. The name of Biruta Ircati, comes from Lithuania - we even have small village called "Biruta", name has Lithuanian roots and is quite popular here. So, Geralt = Lithuanian :P Mind blowing, ya? Keep calm and read The Witcher.
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  • Krbo
    January 1, 1970
    Prilično sam razočaran ovom knjigom.Očekivao sam neki početak sage no dobio sam nešto što samo radnjom prethodi prvoj knjizi ciklusa.I to nešto što mi se uopće ne sviđa. Osnovni mi je utisak kako je Sapkowskom nestalo novaca pa je nabacao štošta u knjigu bez glave i repa pisano nekim čudnim, primitivnim, stilom.Grimmove bajke mi izgledaju kao vrhunska literatura spram ove koja bi željela biti ozbiljna.Sve mi je neuvjerljivo, bez glave i repa - te mu ukralo mačeve, te šeta neka lisica, te ga svi Prilično sam razočaran ovom knjigom.Očekivao sam neki početak sage no dobio sam nešto što samo radnjom prethodi prvoj knjizi ciklusa.I to nešto što mi se uopće ne sviđa. Osnovni mi je utisak kako je Sapkowskom nestalo novaca pa je nabacao štošta u knjigu bez glave i repa pisano nekim čudnim, primitivnim, stilom.Grimmove bajke mi izgledaju kao vrhunska literatura spram ove koja bi željela biti ozbiljna.Sve mi je neuvjerljivo, bez glave i repa - te mu ukralo mačeve, te šeta neka lisica, te ga svi umlate i prevare svakih par stranica pa malkice popije neku flašicu i onda napravi paprikaš od svih.Između toga ima neki davež pjesnik, neka s kojom se seksa i krčma s delicijama...Svašta-ništa kako kažu.Postoji i poseban dodatak koji začinjuje dojam, pogledajte spisak - ja se potrudio popisati:progenitura, asesor, kriminogenoj, perfidiju, perifraze, eksperijenciju, kabestana, parotidni, koneksije, dispesiju, evaluaciju, konfratera, mandibulama, pedipalpe, cefalotoraksu, toraksa, Arahnomorf, tritonima, hipokampima, konkokcije, kabotažnu, flatulencije, Asesor, peregrinacije, aprehendiram, Konstabl, ripostira, preceptorom, panacejom, vomitivnim, divagacije, Patio, kompasiju, Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ad libitum, komilitone, antišanbr, taran+ ima početaka poglavlja sa engleskim i francuskim pjesmicamašto je ovaj prevoditelj, a još manje njegov urednik mislio stvarno mi nije jasno ????što, da pošaljemo knjigu na prijevod kako bi ju normalno čitali nakon njihovog "prijevoda" ????aprehendirate ponekad?Pročitaj ću još prvu kronološki, ova mi je čista "sjedni, jedan!"
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  • Celise
    January 1, 1970
    This is the most recently translated book in The Witcher saga, the series which inspired the video games by the same name. I have heard rumours that another book is in the works, but as of now, this is the last one.First I'd like to comment quickly on where this fits into the reading order. This is it without Season of Storms:The Last Wish (short story collection)The Sword of Destiny (short story collection)The Blood of Elves (novel)The Time of Contempt (novel)Baptism of Fire (novel)The Tower of This is the most recently translated book in The Witcher saga, the series which inspired the video games by the same name. I have heard rumours that another book is in the works, but as of now, this is the last one.First I'd like to comment quickly on where this fits into the reading order. This is it without Season of Storms:The Last Wish (short story collection)The Sword of Destiny (short story collection)The Blood of Elves (novel)The Time of Contempt (novel)Baptism of Fire (novel)The Tower of Swallows (novel)The Lady of the Lake (novel)Season of Storms is a full length novel which chronologically takes place between two of the short stories in The Last Wish (read The Last Wish first). You could read this after the short story collections, or after you've finished the entire series.I read it last which I think worked out well for me on my first time through. On a reread I think I might read it after Sword of Destiny just to see how that feels. This book is considered a standalone, so no matter where you read it, it is self-contained.This book follows Geralt, a witcher who kills monsters to both protect people, and earn a profit. The story revolves around one "what if" question. What if Geralt lost his two swords? His steel blade, and his silver witcher blade. This book is one of the lighter ones in the series. There's a fairly even mix of philosophizing dialogue and action. The stakes don't feel super high, because you know it has to have a satisfying conclusion. It can't really leave anything hanging, being a standalone published after the rest of the series.This book feels a little bit like a video game in the way that one event leads to the next. You have one main quest objective, but in order to get what you need out of the people you encounter, you have to complete other missions. Then to complete those other missions you have to do something else for someone else. Before you know it you're kind of on a wild goose chase barely holding onto sight of your original goal. That is this book. That structure doesn't work for some people, I know. Personally I found it very entertaining. It all ties together in the end, so as random as some parts may seem, they're all important in the end.The book also features quite a bit of the character Dandelion, who always lightens the mood. There is a sorceress love interest in this one, (what's new with Geralt) who is important for this book only. I was a bit disappointed at the absence of Yennefer, though she is mentioned throughout and does have an influence on the story. There is no Ciri in this one, this is a pre-Ciri book. Many fans would be excited by that, but personally I like her. That said I didn't miss her.All of the Witcher novels that I've read have been translated by David French, but they feel very different from each other, as if it were a different translator or author between books. Personally, I think Season of Storms falls on the clumsier end of the spectrum. Some words or sentences just seemed clunky or not quite right. Dandelion also has a few poems that are super clunky once translated. Of course, it's hard to translate poetry when rhythm and rhyme are so important, so that's to be understood.The Blood of Elves and the rest of the novels read more like high fantasy to me- it's on a grander scale with more characters, armies, wars, etc. I would probably categorize Season of Storms as Sword and Sorcery- it quite literally deals with sorcerers as well as a pair of missing swords, but that's not why. It's very self-contained, doesn't appear to have grand-scale consequences, and follows one character who might be considered morally ambiguous, or at least whose actions are very financially motivated. It is really dark as well; there are a few horror elements in it- graphic depictions of massacres and the like. For this reason, Season of Storms is more similar in tone to short stories. This is why I was glad I read it last. For many readers (including myself), The Lady of the Lake doesn't end on the most satisfying note. It's nice to then have one final book to pick up that feels more like the Last Wish, if only for nostalgia's sake. The epilogue also takes place post Lady of the Lake and in some ways pacified some of my earlier dissatisfaction. I hope that, if Sapkowski is writing another Witcher book, it explores more of what happens 100 years after the ending of the series. I would like to know more about Nimue.My video review of this book is up HERE.
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  • DaViD´82
    January 1, 1970
    Špatný Zaklínač, ale více než obstojná jednohubková žánrovka. Špatný Zaklínač to je z důvodů, že ten byl vždy v protikladu generických fantasy braků a jejich klišé se kterými uvědoměle nakládal, byl rafinovaný, nejednorozměrný, reflektující společenská témata a navíc vycházel ze slovanské poetiky; ta je však nyní ty tam, o ničem to nevypovídá (a ani se to o to nesnaží) a s klišé to pracuje tak, že je to všechna otrocky využívá. Je to prostě typický zástupce všeho, čím původní zaklínačské povídk Špatný Zaklínač, ale více než obstojná jednohubková žánrovka. Špatný Zaklínač to je z důvodů, že ten byl vždy v protikladu generických fantasy braků a jejich klišé se kterými uvědoměle nakládal, byl rafinovaný, nejednorozměrný, reflektující společenská témata a navíc vycházel ze slovanské poetiky; ta je však nyní ty tam, o ničem to nevypovídá (a ani se to o to nesnaží) a s klišé to pracuje tak, že je to všechna otrocky využívá. Je to prostě typický zástupce všeho, čím původní zaklínačské povídky být nechtěly a nebyly. Na druhou stranu to sice je generická fantasy žánrovka jakých jsou plné regály, ale je napsaná s gustem, má spád a ani v jediném momentu nenudí. Trpí to sice částečně "Sapkowského prokletím", kdy on je sice výtečný povídkář, ale pouze průměrný romanopisec, protože neumí pracovat se strukturou románu, vývojem postav a stejně se mu to vždy rozpadne do sledu "povídkových" výjevů a deus ex machina poskládaných za sebou. Vše z toho tu je také, ale díky malému záběru (výpravou i časově) to tolik nebije do očí jako u jeho předchozích epických ság.PS: Úděsné ilustrace jsou doufám jenom (nepovedeným) vtipem a nikoli vážně míněné (seděly by k parodické Zeměploše, ale ne k vážné fantasy), protože jsou vším, co je na fantasy žánrové scéně špatně. Když je člověk vidí, tak se vlastně ani nediví, že fantasy stále bere tolik lidí jako podřadný brakový žánr pro zastydlé uhrovité nespolečenské panice.
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  • Esther
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Arjen for introducing me to this series and for doing a buddyread with me. I have been playing The Witcher games, but I did not know that there were books about Geralt too. I was excited to immerse myself into his world, but I did not like it as much as I hoped and I'm not sure if I'll continue this series.A longer review can be found at Bite Into BooksI do realize that this book is #0 in a series. It could definitely get better. I think this book should have just been written as a nov Thanks to Arjen for introducing me to this series and for doing a buddyread with me. I have been playing The Witcher games, but I did not know that there were books about Geralt too. I was excited to immerse myself into his world, but I did not like it as much as I hoped and I'm not sure if I'll continue this series.A longer review can be found at Bite Into BooksI do realize that this book is #0 in a series. It could definitely get better. I think this book should have just been written as a novella, a short story and not cover all the 400-something pages. If you liked The Witcher games you could try this book, or maybe just start with book #1.
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  • Цветозар Бонев
    January 1, 1970
    "Историята продължават - помисли си тя. - Историята никога не свършва."Отбелязана като предистория на поредицата, "Сезонът на бурите" е най-задоволяващият завършек на фентъзи поредица някога положена върху хартия. С тази (вероятно последна) история от света на Гералт от Ривия получаваме едно спиращо духа приключение изпълнено с хумор, екшън, магия, чудовища и латински фрази. Сапковски е феномен, Гералт от Ривия е феномен. Тази поредица не е за изпускане и (ако имаме късмет) скоро ще я видим комп "Историята продължават - помисли си тя. - Историята никога не свършва."Отбелязана като предистория на поредицата, "Сезонът на бурите" е най-задоволяващият завършек на фентъзи поредица някога положена върху хартия. С тази (вероятно последна) история от света на Гералт от Ривия получаваме едно спиращо духа приключение изпълнено с хумор, екшън, магия, чудовища и латински фрази. Сапковски е феномен, Гералт от Ривия е феномен. Тази поредица не е за изпускане и (ако имаме късмет) скоро ще я видим компетентно адаптирана за малкия екран.
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  • Rafal Jasinski
    January 1, 1970
    Niepokoje, jakie żywiłem względem pojawienia się nowej książki z cyklu wiedźmińskiego, okazały się bezpodstawne. Nie jest to może powrót, który można nazwać "powrotem w wielkim stylu", ale powieść na tyle dobra, by uciąć wszystkie komentarze, utrzymane w tonie, że jest to NIC innego, jak tylko "skok na kasę".Swoisty brak konkretnej osnowy fabularnej sprawia, że "Sezon burz" bliższy jest temu, co większość fanów "Wiedźmina" - w tym ja - uważa za najlepsze, czyli poprzedzającym sagę zbiorom opowia Niepokoje, jakie żywiłem względem pojawienia się nowej książki z cyklu wiedźmińskiego, okazały się bezpodstawne. Nie jest to może powrót, który można nazwać "powrotem w wielkim stylu", ale powieść na tyle dobra, by uciąć wszystkie komentarze, utrzymane w tonie, że jest to NIC innego, jak tylko "skok na kasę".Swoisty brak konkretnej osnowy fabularnej sprawia, że "Sezon burz" bliższy jest temu, co większość fanów "Wiedźmina" - w tym ja - uważa za najlepsze, czyli poprzedzającym sagę zbiorom opowiadań. Ilość przygód zawarta w w "Sezonie..." spokojnie wystarczyłaby na kilka kolejnych tomów, ale fakt, wynikający z tego, że wszystko to zostało skondensowane w jednej powieści, sprawia, że niepodobna jest się tutaj nudzić. Tym samym, otrzymujemy swego rodzaju "best of Wiedźmin", czyli wszystko to, za co twórczość Sapkowskiego się ceni: masę dobrego - choć nie przeczę, momentami nieco przaśnego - humoru, soczyste dialogi, galerię barwnych postaci i pomysłowo zaplanowaną intrygę. Całość uzupełnia masa mniejszych, lub większych nawiązań do wcześniejszych dokonań Sapkowskiego, jak również zabawnych odniesień komentujących naszą rzeczywistość. Z moich ulubionych smaczków: ów nawiązujący do zakończenia sagi (hasło: "widły" - kto czytał, ten zrozumie), oraz dający do myślenia epilog, z Nimue w roli głównej.Interesującym jednak faktem jest to, że autor podchodzi - może poza epilogiem - mocno zachowawczo do tego, co napisał wcześniej, jak również do "alternatywnego" dalszego ciągu, pisanego przez scenarzystów gier komputerowych, opartych na kanwie sagi. Wiadomo, że Sapkowski dość wyraźnie odciął się od tego, co opowiedziane zostało w grach, jakkolwiek mam pewne podejrzenia, że powściągnął się przed czymkolwiek, co mogło w jakiś szczególnie radykalny sposób kłócić się z opowiedzianą tam historią. Z mojej strony duży plus i za to.Podsumowując, świetny, nieco nawet nostalgiczny powrót do świata wiedźmina, dostarczający sporo frajdy i masy przyjemności z lektury. Po prostu, bardzo dobry - choć nie wnoszący nic szczególnie nowego do uniwersum - prequel.Polecam!
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  • Erik Fazekas
    January 1, 1970
    Moje prvé stretnutie so Sapkom a dopadlo celkom dobre. Nič som nečakal a bol som príjemne prekvapený. Páčilo sa mi až tak, že sa isto pozriem aj na ďalšie zaklínačove knihy :)Aj keď... úvod bol taký trošku pomalší, a rozvláčny, ale potom to už nabralo spád a čítalo sa to jedna radosť. Na prdiace žoldnierky asi nadosmrti nezabudnem :D A páčilo sa mi, že má taký trochu iný magický svet. A ešte k tomu aj slovník má dobrý.
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  • Spencer
    January 1, 1970
    An enjoyable and well written standalone story that manages to give us insight into various holes in the Witcher lore whilst also telling a fascinating tale. This is a book for the fans, you could read and enjoy this without reading any of the other books but there are so many references and easter eggs it's plain to see that this was written for those intimately familiar with the Witcher series.
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  • Kells Next Read
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Ratings: 4.25
  • Azumi
    January 1, 1970
    En realidad son 3,5 estrellas si se pudiese ponerlas, pero como no se puede me decanto por 4 estrellas porque es el brujo Geralt y porque es como ponerle el punto final a la saga.Se lee muy bien y es bastante entretenido, pero no aporta nada. Me ha recordado a los relatos del primer volumen de la saga “el último deseo” ya que es como una historia del brujo pero más larga. El primer volumen era introductorio al mundo de Geralt, relatos que te ponían en situación y te preparaban para la historia e En realidad son 3,5 estrellas si se pudiese ponerlas, pero como no se puede me decanto por 4 estrellas porque es el brujo Geralt y porque es como ponerle el punto final a la saga.Se lee muy bien y es bastante entretenido, pero no aporta nada. Me ha recordado a los relatos del primer volumen de la saga “el último deseo” ya que es como una historia del brujo pero más larga. El primer volumen era introductorio al mundo de Geralt, relatos que te ponían en situación y te preparaban para la historia en sí de los siguientes volúmenes, pero en cambio este no descubre nada nuevo.Eso sí el final me ha gustado mucho, ni comparación con el final de la saga que me decepcionó bastante.
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  • ♠ Eze ♠
    January 1, 1970
    "—Cuando no es una tormenta, es un chaparrón.—Sencillamente, es la estación en la que estamos. La estación de las tormentas."Aunque este libro esta ubicado, cronologicamente hablando, como el 0,5 de la saga. No recomiendo iniciar por este, sino hacerlo con El Ultimo Deseo.Dejen este para mas adelante, cuando ya terminada la historia, quieran por curiosidad o por nostalgia, volver al mundo de Geralt de Rivia, de "The Witcher". Este maravilloso mundo que nos llega de la mano de Andrzej Sapkowski. "—Cuando no es una tormenta, es un chaparrón.—Sencillamente, es la estación en la que estamos. La estación de las tormentas."Aunque este libro esta ubicado, cronologicamente hablando, como el 0,5 de la saga. No recomiendo iniciar por este, sino hacerlo con El Ultimo Deseo.Dejen este para mas adelante, cuando ya terminada la historia, quieran por curiosidad o por nostalgia, volver al mundo de Geralt de Rivia, de "The Witcher". Este maravilloso mundo que nos llega de la mano de Andrzej Sapkowski. Quien a mi parecer es el mejor escritor de fantasia de todos los tiempos.Esta historia fue, es y seguira siendo, una fuente inagotable de imaginacion.
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  • Vladimir
    January 1, 1970
    Публикуквано в списание ShadowdanceИнтересно е дали Анджей Сапковски някога изобщо си е представял попкултурния феномен, в който ще се превърне изтребителят на чудовища Гералт от Ривия, а още по-интересно е дали дори в паралелни вселени си е представял, че това би се дължало на бестселъров гейм франчайз. Отговорът на второто най-вероятно е не, съдейки по отказа му да получава процент от печалбите от едноименните игри; но е факт, че белокосият вещер е много по-популярен, отколкото щеше да бъде ед Публикуквано в списание ShadowdanceИнтересно е дали Анджей Сапковски някога изобщо си е представял попкултурния феномен, в който ще се превърне изтребителят на чудовища Гералт от Ривия, а още по-интересно е дали дори в паралелни вселени си е представял, че това би се дължало на бестселъров гейм франчайз. Отговорът на второто най-вероятно е не, съдейки по отказа му да получава процент от печалбите от едноименните игри; но е факт, че белокосият вещер е много по-популярен, отколкото щеше да бъде единствено благодарение на книгите. По гейм и гийк конференциите се срещат множество косплеи на различни персонажи от поредицата, а в момента дори се готви и екранизация от Netflix. При все твърдението – за което може да се спори, но и в което има зрънце истина, – че поредицата игри се справя по-добре с персонажите и света на Сапковски, отколкото самият той (особено в The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), според мен CD Projekt Red нямаше да имат това поле за изява, ако все пак в книгите го нямаше суровият материал, така да се каже. Свободно признавам, че последно съм ги чел, когато бях на шестнадесет, но сравнявайки я с други произведения, които съм чел тогава, все пак поредицата за Гералт и Цири има интересен сюжет и добре написани персонажи, а донякъде постмодерно-циничният подход към светостроенето, комбиниран с нещо, което мога да нарека само „славянщина“, винаги са ми импонирали доста силно. И както се оказва, все още го правят. Последното попълнение към вещерския канон реално е предистория, като действието се развива месеци преди съмнителен белокос субект да проникне в стария дворец във Визим и да развали проклятието върху вампирясалата (или по-точно стригясалата) дъщеря на крал Фолтест. Гералт се отбива в Керак, столицата на дребно кралство, основано преди по-малко от век от разбойник, но вместо приятна гощавка в скъп ресторант и отдих му биват откраднати мечовете, а той бива хвърлен в затвора. Оттам се започват перипетии, забъркване в политически интриги, битки с чудовища и неизбежните на този етап любовни срещи с различни магьосници. Сюжетната завръзка, а именно хвърлянето на Гералт в затвора, се оказва доста слабо оправдана в наративната структура на романа, но пък от друга страна лично за мен е очевидно, че тази книга е преди всичко повод за Сапковски да се завърне отново в света на най-популярното си отроче и да си поиграе. Възможно е точно успехът на първите две части от игровата трилогия да му е дал творческо и, кхъм, меркантилно вдъхновение (Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings излиза 2011, Сезонът на бурите – 2013) да напише историята, за която е загатвано във Време на презрение и разказа „Нещо повече“ от Мечът на съдбата. Встрани от това обаче, всичките парчета на сюжета са добре свързани, с типичните за Сапковски моменти, когато нещо привидно дребно, случило се по-назад в действието, внезапно придобива по-важен смисъл. Има един-два не твърде изненадващи, но приятни сюжетни обрата, а темпото на книгата е всъщност завидно сполучливо, след бавното начало в Керак, с добър баланс между битки и описания. Във връзка с последното, забавно е колко нови неща описва и добавя Сапковски към света си с тази книга, някои по-дребни, други по-големи, предвид отговора му на панела за уърлдибилдинг на ЕвроКон през миналата година. Там Сапковски казва, че такова нещо като уърлдбилдинг няма. Голяма част от книгата е посветена на доизграждане на Капитула на магьосниците като влиятелно политическо тяло и на образа на голяма част от магьосническото съсловие като аморални, перверзни експериментатори и интриганти. В книгата Гералт даже намира метални плаки със серийни експериментни номера, заковани за корубите и кожите на разни чудовища, с идентификация от чия лаборатория са изпълзели. Сапковски доизяснява и някои дреболии, като наличието на други вещерски школи и знаци освен вълка и някои други неща. Има срещи и с някои нови за читателя и интригуващи създания, като тази с едно от тях включва халюцинаторно пътуване с лодка. В това отношение съм много доволен от книгата и опасенията ми, че няма да го има същото усещане за света, типично за книгите и стила на поляка, не се оправдаха. Опасенията, че ще ми се набият на очи разни стилистични грешки и други слабости, които не съм забелязвал като тийнейджър, обаче се оправдаха. Най-очевидната и най-невинната предвид жанра слабост е склонността на Сапковски да инфодъмпва чрез диалога си. Чувал съм и съм чел оплаквания от последното, но встрани от инфодъмпа, за мен често е достатъчно просташки-хумористичен и сардоничен, за да компенсира прекомерната експозиция. В описанията на моменти прекалява с употребата на почти синонимни прилагателни и претоварва синтаксиса а ла Лъвкрафт, но не се случва твърде често. Има и дразнещи повторения и стилистични тикове като този неуспешен опит за хиазъм: „Виещият се около хълма път пазеше следи от интензивно ползване. Защото го използваха, и то доста интензивно.“ (стр. 133). От друга страна битките винаги са били и си остават сред силните страни, като авторът ясно и точно описва движенията и атаките на участниците в бойните сцени. Лично мен ме дразнят гимназиално написаните сексуални моменти в книгата, както ми бяха глуповати събираемите карти с голи картини на жените, с които можеш да правиш секс, в първата игра по Вещера, но пък този тип сцени са донякъде очаквани в творби, силно свързани с традицията меч и магия. На героичното фентъзи и самотния герой мечоносец тук е силно наблегнато, като на важността на изгубените мечове са отдава митологично (и самосъзнателно комично) значение. Самият Гералт разпространява слухове и лъжи за мечовете си почти толкова колкото го прави и простолюдието, защото знае, че хората плащат повече, ако мислят, че услугата е специална и магическа, вместо да се дължи основно на бързи рефлекси и алергичността на някои създания към сребро. Белокосият вещер е с една степен едновременно по-циничен и по-милостив, отколкото си го спомням в книгите, както и по-човешки уязвим, което ми хареса като решение, защото в неговия образ винаги ме е привличала най-много комбинацията между разочарован от хората цинизъм и подтика все пак да им помага и да прави каквото трябва. Женските персонажи пак имат способността да се едновременно дразнещо стереотипни, но и да показват дълбочина. Макар и последната да не е твърде голяма, все пак я има у Лита Нейд, наричана Корал, за която Гералт си спомня с добро, след като разбира, че е умряла в Битката за Соденския хълм. Реално книгата се чете като фенсървис от добрия вид и прощаване на автора с този свят и с читателите му. Това е особено видно при подробните описания на красотата и грозотата в този свят, и на различните форми на злото в него – доказателство, че са нужни и винаги ще са нужни вещерите. Затова генетичните и останалите експерименти на магьосническата гилдия са толкова на фокус, а в края има и реч в защита на хора като Гералт. Разказвачът и Сапковски таят силна доза скептицизъм към позитивисткия мит, че науката и прогресът ни водят устремено само към по-добро. Има ги и моментите на алтруизъм и на солидарност между коренно различни раси и магически създания и плахата надежда, че макар и светът да е „нагазил в лайната“, все пак има възможност и за по-добро. Преводът отново е на Васил Велчев и макар да не знам полски, няма очевидни грешки; не че се очаква друго, предвид че преводите му са винаги на ниво. Корицата не е нещо нечувано, но си подхожда с тематиката на книгата и е добре оформена, а и е принципно с цели километри напред от кориците на ИнфоДАР. Текстът е напечатан на хубава хартия, обаче в книгата има някои печатни грешки и непоследователности като например името на място, посетено от Лютичето и Гералт, за което не става ясно дали е Ривелин или Равелин (стр. 96); Оксенфорт вместо Оксенфурт (стр. 133) и няколко други. Надявам се да бъдат поправени в неизбежния втори тираж. Както споменах, книгата има недостатъци, но поредицата за Гералт има специално място в сърцето ми и в развитието ми като читател, а финалът и епилогът на тази книга ми дадоха усещането за завършеност, което така и не получих от края на самата поредица в Господарката на езерото, най-малкото защото тогава не го разбрах. И всъщност перфектно обобщават вещера Гералт като мит, каквито са всъщност всички класически образи на жанра меч и магия. Ако не са ви харесали книгите от поредицата, тази също няма да ви хареса. Ако обаче сте почитатели, и още повече ако сте почитатели, но сте били разочаровани от усещането за незавършеност на края на поредицата, то тази книга може за вас да е литературният еквивалент на това клипче за десетгодишнината на играта. Както беше за мен, заради което силно я препоръчвам.
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  • Salvatore
    January 1, 1970
    Questo libro sembra un addio da parte dell'autore al personaggio di Geralt di Rivia
  • Katarzyna
    January 1, 1970
    O "Sezonie burz" krążą w sieci skrajne opinie. Postanowiłam przekonać się sama, czy książka warta jest zakupu. I nie, nie stanie obok całej serii przygód wiedźmina Geralda z Rivii. Postać Wiedźmina została ostatnio rozpopularyzowana przez grę komputerową, czytałam też o planach nakręcenia serialu. Postaciami z gry komputerowej zostały nawet przyozdobione okładki jednego z ostatnich wydań Sagi. Pamiętam, że na spotkaniu autorskich, w którym uczestniczyłam, pan Sapkowski nie wyglądał na zbyt zadow O "Sezonie burz" krążą w sieci skrajne opinie. Postanowiłam przekonać się sama, czy książka warta jest zakupu. I nie, nie stanie obok całej serii przygód wiedźmina Geralda z Rivii. Postać Wiedźmina została ostatnio rozpopularyzowana przez grę komputerową, czytałam też o planach nakręcenia serialu. Postaciami z gry komputerowej zostały nawet przyozdobione okładki jednego z ostatnich wydań Sagi. Pamiętam, że na spotkaniu autorskich, w którym uczestniczyłam, pan Sapkowski nie wyglądał na zbyt zadowolonego takim rozwojem sytuacji. Nie to, żeby nie cieszył się z zysków, ze sprzedaży praw autorskich, ale martwiło go, że części młodych czytelników Gerald kojarzy się tylko z grą komputerową. Nie słyszeli o pierwowzorze. Podejrzewam, że "Sezon burz" był próbą przypomnienia o sobie. Przebicie się przez pierwszą część książki... to była udręka. Kilkukrotnie myślałam o tym, żeby dać sobie spokój i oddać ją do biblioteki. Czułam się tak jakbym czytała mało udany debiut literacki przypadkowego fana fantasy. Te wstawki nawiązujące do teraźniejszości zupełnie tam nie pasowały. To co miało być zabawne, wcale nie było śmieszne a czasami wręcz żenujące. Czyżby sam autor męczył się niezmiernie tworząc ten tekst? Bo czytelnik zmęczył się na pewno. Potem, gdzieś tak od połowy jest już lepiej. Akcja zaczyna płynąć w miarę wartko, tak jakby pisarz przypomniał sobie jak to należy robić. Jakby pierwsza połowa, to była tylko rozgrzewka. Ale w takim razie, czy nie lepiej by było po skończeniu całości wrócić i dopracować początek? Ciekawa jestem ile osób nie dotrwało do połowy książki. Mimo wszystko mam nadzieję, że skoro Sapkowski już się rozpędził, to powstanie kolejny tom, może tym razem lepszy.
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  • Skyeofskynet
    January 1, 1970
    Długo nie wiedziałam ile gwiazdek dać tej książce i ostatecznie te trzy są chyba trochę na wyrost. Mam wrażenie, że Sapkowski wyciagnął z szuflady coś, czego nie pozwolono mu wydać jeszcze przed Sagą, trochę dopisał, trochę poprawił i rzucił nam ochłapy. Continuity, tak ważne u Sapkowskiego, zaginęło gdzieś w akcji. Pojawiają się nagle państweka, o których słowem nie wspomniano w tych wszystkich tomach mówiących o wojnie i pozbawione znaczenia postacie, które wpadają na kilka stron po to, by już Długo nie wiedziałam ile gwiazdek dać tej książce i ostatecznie te trzy są chyba trochę na wyrost. Mam wrażenie, że Sapkowski wyciagnął z szuflady coś, czego nie pozwolono mu wydać jeszcze przed Sagą, trochę dopisał, trochę poprawił i rzucił nam ochłapy. Continuity, tak ważne u Sapkowskiego, zaginęło gdzieś w akcji. Pojawiają się nagle państweka, o których słowem nie wspomniano w tych wszystkich tomach mówiących o wojnie i pozbawione znaczenia postacie, które wpadają na kilka stron po to, by już nigdy (później/wcześniej) się nie pojawić. Wyjątek stanowi wzięta z Sagi Koral i wciśnięta na siłę Nimue. Cała reszta wydaje się troszkę z dupy wzięta. W efekcie cała książka, choć jako prequel ma teoretycznie prawo odstawać od reszty - do Sagi nie pasuje. Brnąc szybciej lub wolniej przez kolejne strony nie potrafiłam jej osadzić ani w czasie, ani świecie już nam znanym. Wydaje się historią tak oderwaną, że równie dobrze mogłaby przydarzyć się innym postaciom w innym świecie, wystarczyłoby tylko zmienić imiona. A ponieważ różne wskazówki, nawiązania i powiązania zawsze u Sapkowskiego lubiłam: rozczarowanie, panie Andrzeju, wielkie rozczarowanie. A ponieważ tuż przed wydaniem "Sezonu burz" przeczytałam ponownie wszystkie siedem tomów, mogę wyraźnie stwierdzić, że "Sezon burz" absolutnie nie sprostał wyzwaniu swoich poprzedników.
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  • Marcos
    January 1, 1970
    Siempre un placer volver a leer de Geralt de Rivia, uno de mis personajes favoritos de literatura fantástica.La historia, sin ser espectacular, se deja leer. ¿Hacía falta esta novela? Yo creo que no. Cualquiera de las 7 novelas de la saga regular es más entretenida que esta pero pese a ello me ha gustado volver a leer sobre Geralt. La sensación es que visto el éxito que ha tenido la saga de videojuegos (los cuales salieron después de finalizar la saga) han querido sacarle un poco más de jugo a l Siempre un placer volver a leer de Geralt de Rivia, uno de mis personajes favoritos de literatura fantástica.La historia, sin ser espectacular, se deja leer. ¿Hacía falta esta novela? Yo creo que no. Cualquiera de las 7 novelas de la saga regular es más entretenida que esta pero pese a ello me ha gustado volver a leer sobre Geralt. La sensación es que visto el éxito que ha tenido la saga de videojuegos (los cuales salieron después de finalizar la saga) han querido sacarle un poco más de jugo a la saga.En fin, ¡hasta siempre Geralt!
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  • Tijana
    January 1, 1970
    Čitanje Sapkovskog je kao kad dobijete čokoladu od trista grama pa je posmucate za dan i posle se malo kajete što je niste još razvlačili. Idealno za lakše zimske bolesti koje se provode u krevetu uz čaj i keks. Ova konkretna knjiga nije ništa posebno, pogotovu nikom ne bih preporučila da počinje čitanje Sapkovskog od nje, ali je lepršava i zabavna i zapravo pametnija nego što se čini. Pomalo autor zalazi u "pišem sam svoj fanfiction" teritoriju, ali za utvrđene ljubitelje Geralta i dalje gušt.
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  • Metodi Markov
    January 1, 1970
    Прилични истории споени в една обща, според мен специално написани за феновете на Вещера, които се надяваха 13 години да излезе нещо ново.По-ниската ми оценка е заради високите ми очаквания, докато в книгата няма почти нищо оригинално. Трансформацията на Гералт в плейбой също не ми допадна и мисля, че не заслужава такова тривиално развитие на образа си.Връх на книгата - ръкопашната схватка на Гералт с шест преяли с боб мадами-стражи!!! :)Цитат:"Testis unis, testis nullis!" :)
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