• Send us your used books for 15% off future orders. Learn more
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Join the Black & Barhe Rewards Program and start earning today. Join now
The Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt

(Book #4 in The Witcher series)

$30.00

Book Overview: The Time of Contempt

In hardcover for the first time comes the second novel in the Witcher saga by bestselling author Andrzej Sapkowski, in which Geralt of Rivia sends his ward Ciri to train with the sorceress Yennefer, even as trouble stirs within the Wizard's Guild.

Geralt is a Witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend.

His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill--but only if she lives to use it.

Since its first publication in Poland almost three decades ago, The Witcher series has become a New York Times and international bestseller, has inspired a hit Netflix show and multiple blockbuster video games, and has transported millions of fans to an epic world of magic and adventure. Now you can enjoy the series for the first time in hardcover!

Read More
ISBN-139780316451550
ISBN-100316451550
PublisherOrbit
Publication DateSeptember 20, 2022
EditionN/a
Languageen
Pages400
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"Delightful, intense, irreverent, and compelling....you have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers."-- Hypable

"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read."-- Nerds of a Feather

"Sapkowski has a confident and rich voice which permeates the prose and remains post-translation. I'd recommend this to any fan of heroic or dark fiction."-- SF Book Reviews

"This is a series you can sink your teeth into."-- BuzzFeed News

"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."-- Foundation

Andrzej Sapkowski is a renowned Polish fantasy novelist best known for creating the critically acclaimed "The Witcher" series. Born on June 21, 1948, in Łódź, Poland, Sapkowski's storied career in literature has cemented his standing as one of the most celebrated figures in modern fantasy writing. Prior to conjuring epic tales of monsters and magic, he pursued a career in economics and worked as a senior sales representative before venturing into writing. Sapkowski's prowess as a writer came to prominence after he won the third prize in the 1985 Polish science fiction and fantasy magazine, Fantastyka's story contest. This victory marked the beginning of his journey in writing, which led him to create the "The Witcher" series. The series is built around the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer navigating life in a world rife with medieval, supernatural elements, and moral ambiguity. Over the years, Sapkowski's riveting work has been adapted into various forms of media including TV series, films, and video games, thus amplifying his prominence on a global scale. Despite facing early criticisms, his unique blend of complex characters, rich world-building, and themes surrounding moral relativity and the grayness between good and evil, have collectively contributed to a lasting impact on readers and viewers around the world. While Sapkowski's legacy in fantasy literature continues to evolve, it is without a doubt, his intricate storytelling and unerring dedication to his craft that places him among the pantheon of great fantasy writers.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Time of Contempt”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *