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Baptism of Fire
Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski
The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher The Wizards 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.The Witcher series The Last WishThe Sword of Destiny Blood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
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keithlafo
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A slower entry in the Witcher series, but one that is full of interesting character moments. Milva is the standout in this entry. Since so much of the book is told from Geralt‘s POV, I loved whenever she was on the page.

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Smlambert725
Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski

“Were I to attempt to be good to everyone, to the entire world and to all the creatures living in it, it would be a drop of fresh water in the salt sea. In other words, a wasted effort. Thus, I decided to do specific good; good which would not go to waste. I‘m good to myself and my immediate circle.”
#June2022

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JLaurenceCohen
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Geralt collects a ragtag crew of allies as his search for Ciri leads him through wartorn territory. We got a few glimpses of what Ciri and Yennefer are doing. Lots of good character development and punctuated bursts of action.

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JLaurenceCohen
Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski

Regis is such a fun character.

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JLaurenceCohen
Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski

Listening to the next Witcher audiobook. After the events of the kast book, Nilfgaard is invading and Geralt is again searching for Ciri.

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Traci1
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I enjoyed this one a lot more than the past couple. While I was reading I got curious as to why the bard's name is Jaskier in the show and Dandelion in the books. Turns out it was a change made by the translator. Jaskier apparently translates to Buttercup, but the translator didn't think that fit, so they chose a different flower, hence Dandelion. 🙂

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Outofcontroltbr
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A great continuation in the Witcher series. Lots of adventure, battles, death, survival, and creatures abound. I really enjoyed this book and will read the next soon.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 126.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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BehindthePages
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Baptism of Fire takes a step back from the witcher‘s storyline for the majority of the book as the author divulges all the current politics of the world. I'm not one for politics. When focus finally turned to Geralt the pace picked up and I was interested. If I didn't know how great these books could be I would have DNFed. #fantasy
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/baptism-of-fire-by-andrzej-sapkowski-book-re...

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StellaDz
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I am a happy cat reading these. I love the characters, the intrigue and the world. This one takes off right after the events of A Time of Contempt. It is a bit of a filler book, but we get some new characters and new monsters. The Witcher is becoming more human than the actual humans in this series and Sapkowski is making me question who the real monsters are.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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I have a lot of reading goals for 2021, one being to finish series I‘ve started: mainly, The Witcher! On to book 3 of the main story!

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Heideschrampf
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This whole book felt like a place holder. Did i enjoy pro choice discussions in a fantasy context? Yes! Was this my favorite instalment in the series? No.

BehindthePages Yeah this was totally a filler book. Just finished it a few days ago. 2y
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Outofcontroltbr
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Moving sucks but the first thing I get to do is pretty up my new book nook and organize my bookshelves.

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amma-keep-reading
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the suspense is killing me! every edition is more stressful than the last!

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Books4Ever
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Geralt is turning into one of my favourite heroes in fantasy. He‘s far more complex than he lets on and his feelings, well-hidden as they may be, are more human than he wants. I really enjoyed his banter with Dandelion and Milva. Milva was a pleasant surprise in this book and I hope she will play a role in the next one. Great character development, unexpected travel buddies, and adventure awaits in this glorious novel 😊Gus approves this message❤️

Joanne1 Gus is gorgeous! 2y
Books4Ever Thanks @Joanne1 I think so too 😊 2y
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Books4Ever
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Slowly, slowly making progress with this one. The book is great, I‘m just having a hard time finding time to read. I have some time now though and that‘s all that matters 😊

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Books4Ever
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“Ambition is the undoing of men. They always want what they know to be impossible and unattainable. And they are unaware of the attainable. “

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Books4Ever
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This week has just blown by with little to know time for reading 😢 I have maybe an hour now and then my to do list calls 💔 I find myself jealous of Gus in moments like these 🙂

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Books4Ever
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I haven‘t had a lot of time for reading this week so I‘m dedicating this day as my reading day 😊 and Gus will be my reading buddy 🐶

Catherine_Willoughby Haha my dog sleeps like this too. Its like his sun bathing in the sun . Lucky dog as on my feet all day 2y
Books4Ever @Catherine_Willoughby he is lucky ❤️ 2y
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Books4Ever
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Slow and steady Saturday 😊 reading, cleaning, and baking 😁 my boyfriend bought me this mug, it‘s one of my faves ❤️

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Books4Ever
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Enjoying Austen and moving back to the realm of the Witcher 🙂 I can do both right? 🤪

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PNWBookseller85
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This one moved a bit slower and I missed some of the main characters who weren‘t featured as much, but on the other hand it introduces a whole company of new characters who are easy to love. Have to wait for the next book to arrive from my local bookstore so I might switch gears for a bit. Should I stick with fantasy? It‘s kinda my jam right now. That‘s my 6 yo listening to his audio book.

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Ellen_C
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I am loving these Witcher books! This one picks up with Ciri living with a band of brigands and enjoying it, Yennefer coming to terms with whatever she did in her past to contribute to the mess Ciri and the world are in now, and Geralt on a mission to find Ciri. Geralt‘s story is front and center and outstanding! https://cannonballread.com/2020/03/baptism-of-fire-a-novel-of-the-witcher-elcicc...

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Pruzy
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Hey all! Just realized I‘m at 20,000 Litfluence!

Thank you so much for making this community amazing! I‘ve learned about so many great books from all of you. Here‘s to the next 10,000 🍻

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻🥳 3y
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Pruzy
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Well, I‘ve been convinced to hop on The Witcher bandwagon. While I‘ve only seen about 15 minutes of the first episode on Netflix and I‘m not interested in committing to watch more of the TV series, I am somehow already on book 3 of the novel series.

Has anyone else made their start of 2020 all about The Witcher? I know Yennefer was a fan favourite in the TV show, she‘s one of my favourites in the novels 🔥. Also, the books are well translated!

InBooksILive I've been a big fan of the witcher for awhile, the video games and now the show, but just started the books last month. Didn't even know there was books until last year lol 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive I was aware that the games were based on a book series, and I did play a bit of the second game, but the books are way better than I thought! One of the better fantasy series I have read. 3y
InBooksILive I agree! The books are much better than I was expecting as well. I didn't have high hopes for them for some reason but I'm enjoying them immensely! 3y
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Pruzy @InBooksILive Great! Which book are you on? 3y
InBooksILive I'm about 20% in the 2nd one, The Time of Contempt. 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive I enjoyed that one! 3y
InBooksILive Good! 😊 I'm really liking it so far! 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive It only gets better! 3y
InBooksILive Ahh, my favorite words to hear 😁 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive 🍻 to that! 3y
Dogearedcopy Ooh! I watched half an hour of the TV show and it felt like *hours* had gone by! I did care for it obviously, but if the books are decent, I‘f be willing to give them a shot! 🙂 3y
Dogearedcopy And I just added the first-in-series, ‘The Last Wish‘ to by TBR stax! 😉 3y
Pruzy @Dogearedcopy Awesome! Yes, the feel of the books was much, much better than the TV shows! 3y
vivastory I completely agree with you. I haven't finished season 1. I'm about 3/4 of the way through, but I feel that it is wildly uneven in terms of special effects & the story. I'm still completely baffled as to why they would have opened the series with one of my favorite pieces in The Last Wish, & one that best displays the nuances of Geralt as a character. I'm simply not head over heels with this adaptation the way others are. 3y
Pruzy @vivastory Yeah! I wonder what the overlap is between people who were fans of the book before seeing the series and whether they have the same opinion as you. 3y
vivastory It seems to be pretty popular on Litsy. I admit that although the books were already on my radar, I was driven to read The Last Wish before starting season 1, so definitely not a total loss. I just decided I will stick with the books for now. 3y
Pruzy @vivastory Good plan! 3y
ShelleyBooksie I saw the tv series first (loved) and am now on book 1. I love the witcher 3y
Pruzy @ShelleyBooksie Great! Which book are you treating as book one? There are a couple of ideas about which reading order to use, to start with The Last Wish or The Blood of Elves. 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I enjoyed the show, especially since my imagination doesn't flesh out the world as well as watching a show or movie. I have lots to read already, but I plan to read the books. I'm always glad to see that they're well liked. 3y
Pruzy @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great! I hope you‘ll enjoy them when you get to them! 3y
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Branwen
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Wow. This was my biggest year of reading EVER! I'm really happy with this number! 😀💕📚 I can't wait to see what reading adventures I'll have in the new year! Using the tagged book because it's the last one I finished!

Jennick2004 Goodness gracious, congratulations!!!! 3y
kimba7 Wow!!! Holy moly, congratulations!! 3y
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dariazeoli Wow! 3y
MyNamesParadise Whoa, that‘s more than 1 book a day! Congratulations! I wish I had your reading skills. 3y
Julsmarshall Well done! 3y
JenlovesJT47 Could someone do me a favor? I lost this email from Goodreads, I last checked my totals almost two weeks ago. Could someone possibly copy the link to see the stats? (I‘d just insert my username to get to mine) hope this makes sense! 3y
Butterfinger Awesome! 3y
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jmtrivera @JenlovesJT47 If you go to your profile page, there should be a link for you there. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @jmtrivera thank you!! 🤗 3y
jmtrivera @JenlovesJT47 Anytime! 😊😊😊 3y
JenlovesJT47 @jmtrivera yeah I looked for this on the app and it‘s not there but it works in my browser ☺️🤗 3y
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Branwen
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?"Toss a coin to your witcher, O valley of plenty!"?

Anyone else crazy in love with the new Witcher series on netflix? ? I finished it earlier today and am still swooning. It's amazing! And it totally rejuvenated my love for the book series as well! ??

Meaw_catlady My god I loved it so much!!! I need to read the books!! 3y
Booknerd222 I guess it‘s getting a season 2. I have yet to watch it, but I may jump on the bandwagon next weekend. 3y
Branwen @Booknerd222 You should! It's really fantastic! 😀 Season two is definitely confirmed, but it's not coming out until 2021. 😢 @Meaw_catlady WASN'T IT INCREDIBLE! I love how strong the female characters are! It makes me so happy! I think you'll LOVE the books! 💕 3y
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KarouBlue Total fan! Just finished myself b0.75. I‘m on E3 of the show cause I‘m slow savoring. Henry Cavill as Geralt Of Rivia is beyond perfection! 3y
Branwen @MellieAntoinette Isn't it amazing how perfect he is at playing him? 3y
Branwen @MellieAntoinette I was a little apprehensive when they announced that Cavill was playing him, (mostly because I couldn't picture it) but after seeing his performance I am totally sold! He IS Geralt! 😁👍💕 3y
tessavi I enjoyed the show and can't wait for the next season! 3y
Branwen @tessavi Same! It's going to be so hard to wait! 😭 3y
KarouBlue @Branwen Agreed! I even said the words, “he is not my Geralt!” Well played, Henry! You are my Geralt! 3y
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Branwen
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Breakfast with Geralt on this cold and snowy morning! 😍 Happy Sunday! 📚💕

Come-read-with-me @Branwen Hi! I‘m your swap partner and I‘ve misplaced the email with your address I‘ve been trying to contact @MaleficentBookDragon to get your address, but haven‘t heard back yet - if she‘s like me she maybe misses things during all the holiday craziness. If you could please send me your address at Paula.horner.phd@gmail.com I‘d appreciate it. Sorry to ruin the surprise, but I want to make sure you have a book to open on the 24th 🙃 Paula (edited) 3y
Branwen @Come-read-with-me Of course! I'll send you an email right now! 😀 Thanks so much for reaching out to me, friend! 💕 3y
Branwen @Come-read-with-me Okay! I just emailed you my addy! Let me know if you didn't get it! 💕 3y
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toofondofbooks
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Another great addition to this series

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Sammidnightsun
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Gooooooooooid

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Jefffromwv
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‘What a company I ended up with,‘ Geralt continued, shaking his head. ‘Brothers in arms! A team of heroes! What have I done to deserve it? A poetaster with a lute. A wild and loopy half-dryad, half-woman. A vampire, who‘s about to notch up his fifth century. And a bloody Nilfgaardian who insists he isn‘t a Nilfgaardian.‘

Jefffromwv Gahhhh!!! I am in LOVE with Andrzej Sapkowski‘s Witcher series! I am about 70% done with Baptism of Fire, and it‘s my favorite thus far. Absolutely adore the friendships and loyalty that has built up in Geralt‘s band as this book has progressed! This series is an absolute MUST for any Fantasy fan! 3y
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Ross
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Still SO good! On the last couple books in a series that continues to be character-driven, complex, and brutally honest on an emotional level. Shit gets crazy with well paced, GoT-level intrigue. Deals with realities of war in a horrifically honest way. There‘s also a book-spanning, relevant subplot that discusses reproductive rights in a very insightful manner that firmly destroys some of the accusations I‘ve seen levied against the series.

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Ross
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4 down, 4 to go!

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pandorame
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This series has me shook ♡

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Lucas.Rencher
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Just finished the third book in the Witcher series with help from Winston! In my opinion the Witcher series just keeps getting better with every book. In Baptism of Fire Geralt assembles an eclectic group of misfits and tries to hunt down Ciri, his adopted daughter. The story had me constantly laughing at the group's banter, as well as sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. I highly recommend it! 🐺📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher Winston is so cute 😍❤ 4y
valeriegeary Snugs! 🤗 4y
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hlgreenfield
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Love the Witcher books ( even though I do NOT like these covers! Not my cup of tea at all!)! I'd bought this book almost two years ago when I first started reading the whole saga, but didn't read it because I wanted to wait until all books were available in English! Now that all have been published it's time to check back in with Geralt, Yennifer and Ciri! Can't wait to see what happens next - this really is a great fantasy series!

tricours I've started on book 1, but in Polish! Didn't get far enough to get pulled in though, but it's up next in my Polish reading queue. 5y
hlgreenfield @tricours the series is so great! Wish I knew Polish - could've read all the books years ago instead of having to wait for the translation! I'm sure you'll enjoy them. A great fantasy series with great characters! 5y
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