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Baptism of Fire (The Witcher Book 3) by [Sapkowski, Andrzej]
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Baptism of Fire (The Witcher Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in The Witcher (3 Book Series)

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"The character interplay is complex, unsentimental and anchored in brutal shared history. All bodes well for twisty plotting to come." ""SFX"""

"Like Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new." ""Foundation" (UK)""

"Sapkowski revitalizes the genre with energetic and compelling writing. A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!" ""Dreamwatch" (UK)""

""The Witcher "delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year." ""GT Reviews "on "The Witcher "video game""

"""The universe of Sapkowski's "The Witcher" is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish." ""B&N """

"""A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!" ""Dreamwatch"""

"Sapkowski's "The Last Wish" is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, "The Last Wish" is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did." ""Waterstones"""

"The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish."--B&N

"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist."--Nerds of a Feather

"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended."--Time

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

"Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor."--Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish

"Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did."--Waterstones

"It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures."--Edge

"I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters."--The Deckled Edge

"Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic."--The Wertzone

"This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion."--The Specusphere

"New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years."--Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game

"The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year."--GT Reviews on The Witcher video game

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"The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again."--Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake

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As nations go to war around him, Geralt the Witcher is on a mission: to save his ward, Ciri, and with her the world . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1412 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GFHFRSM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love the other books, but this one didn't do it for me. It felt like it was being dragged out, and I personally feel like there wasn't enough Ciri - who was clearly having a far more important and enjoyable adventure than Geralt and Co..

I felt it could've had more progress. The entire book is the tale of Geralt trecking the world to get to Nilfgaard - sure, with interesting interactions, but compared to the other books it didn't feel like anything happened.

I may change my mind, judging on the rest of the books.
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If it wasn't for the games and the first two books, I wouldn't be reading this. I love the games, I loved the first two books. But afterwards it just got boring. Maybe it didn't translate too well from Polish, but then like I said the first two books were really good. I'm going to keep reading because I want to know what happens, but again, if not for the games I wouldn't care. I've read books far more boring than this, and it has its moments.
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Brilliant entry into the Witcher Saga. Without going into detail; this novel really focuses on Geralt's companionships with various characters he comes across with an ending that will leave you satisfied:)
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Great background lore and an interesting new character for the Witcher series. I thought it got a little slow in the middle but picked up near the end. Less focus on Ciri and Yennefer but some great lines from Geralt. Overall a good read and encourages me to keep reading the Witcher novels . Hope there is more of the new character in the forthcoming books .
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After a few books he seems to be running out of ideas and they are getting a bit samey... won't be buying any more.
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Best Book in the Witcher Series in my opinion. Loved the forming of Geralt's little rag tag group of friends.
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Excellently written, creating an intriguing universe that rivals the lore of Lord of the Rings or the Belgariad
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The Witcher 3 was my first introduction to Geralt but each volume of books gives you further insight into a fascinating character and world.
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