Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski

May 8th, 2020 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

8th May
Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski
Baptism of Fire
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Series: The Witcher #3
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Length: 11 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Fantasy
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The Wizard's Guild has been shattered by a coup, and in the uproar Geralt was seriously injured. The witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times.

But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries.

While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat, and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the emperor.

Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.

The witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Time of Contempt.

Audiobook fantasy friends magical

Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski is the third audiobook in the Witcher series and after the ending of The Time of Contempt, I was eager to see how our friends had fared. Dark and addictive,  Geralt separated from Ciri must travel to find her. This is his journey….

Injured Geralt has been healing in magic caves as the world faces bleak times. Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, hasn’t been seen since the fall of Wizards Guild.

Despite not being fully healed, Geralt sets out to find Ciri. Rumors have circulated that Ciri has been spotted within the Niflgaard court and that she is preparing to marry the Emperor.

Dandelion accompanies Geralt, and they gather unexpected allies as they travel. Wars are raging and cites have tumbled. I am enjoying the band of friends and allies we are gathering. I truly hope some of them stay.

Political maneuvers and side stories move us ever closer to Ciri. Yennifer is mentioned once or twice and I look forward to reuniting with her. Geralt is still trying to remain neutral, but even he realizes that might be impossible.

Once again I was pulled into the stories, intrigued by the unique characters and eager for our three to be together again. We are treated to horrors, bravery, unique creatures and more.

The ending felt abrupt. Our story is far from over, and I felt a sense of the darkness shrouding the world.

I look forward to diving into the next audiobook. Peter Kenny continues to narrator and has become the voice of these characters.

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About Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski, born June 21, 1948 in Łódź, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, The Witcher (Wiedźmin), was published in Fantastyka, Poland’s leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. Sapkowski has created a cycle of tales based on the world of The Witcher, comprising three collections of short stories and five novels. This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the 1990s.

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9 Responses to “Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski”

  1. Olivia Roach

    A sense of darkness in my books is always something I am looking for because I crave the gothic and horror like that. I am glad that the side stories and everything added up to getting closer to the separated characters and how they may possibly be able to reunite.

    Olivia Roach recently posted: Children of Blood and Bone [Book Review]
  2. verushka

    I tried reading one of this series of books and couldn’t quite get into it, but on the other hand I watched the series after and I adored that. From your review, I clearly need to give the series another go!

  3. Ethan

    I love when you start to relate the voice of the narrator with the characters. Shows the power of a good reader in an audiobook!