It’s been at least two full weeks since I last talked about Witcher, so it’s a good thing that I’m now reading Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski!
Seeing as ‘contempt’ is in the title, it’s obviously the lovely Yennefer adorning the cover. Meaning Artemis really had to up his game so as not to have his arrogance outshined in today’s picture. Philippa Eilhart might be the Witcher-verse’s resident Crazy Owl Lady, but I have no doubt that Artemis would get along just fine as Yennefer’s familiar.
I probably lost all the non-Witcher fans now, but that’s alright. I know you’re only here for the grumpy owl!
Time of Contempt
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are maneuvering for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion are on all sides.
The Elves and other non-humans are still suffering under decades of repression, and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest, striking at will and then dissolving into the trees. The Magicians are fighting amongst themselves, some in the pay of the kings, some sympathetic to the elves.
And against this backdrop of fear and contempt Geralt and his lover Yennefer must protect Ciri, orphaned heir and sought by all sides. For the prophecy rests on her, and whether she lives or dies she has the power to save the world – or perhaps end it.