Book Review: Season of Storms

I have finished the Witcher series but there is one more book left. Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski is not part of the main plot. But it does give us more stories about the Witcher which is always great.

After killing a monster on the road, Geralt of Rivia heads to the nearest town. But this town is going to challenge the Witcher to his core. They take his weapons and keep them in storage because weapons are not allowed in town. So Geralt goes to eat and gets arrested before he can even take a bite of his food.

The Witcher has been accused of stealing money and is sent to jail. Dandelion, the poet and Geralt’s closest friend, comes to his aid. That is when Geralt finds out his weapons have been stolen. This is the first time that Geralt is without his reliable Witcher swords. Will he be able to find his weapons again and will he be able to solve the mystery behind the mysterious monsters that have been showing up around the town?

This novel was the slowest of the Witcher novels. And that is not a bad thing. The story took a while for me to get interested in but when I did, I couldn’t put it down. Seeing Geralt in an uncomfortable situation gives this book a different feeling and Sapkowski captured it well.

If you just want to read the main books, then you can skip this one. It is irrelevant to the plotline and its supposed to be more Witcher stories after finishing the series.

I think this was the weakest novel in the series. There were interesting concepts in the book live demons from other dimensions. But we don’t get to dive into that world. I think it was because it would take a lot of explaining and backstory. But I would ultimately recommend it because any book by Sapkowski is a great novel.

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