Title: The Lady of the Lake Author: Andrzek Sapkowski Series: The Witcher #6 Publication: 16th March 2017 by Orion Publishing Group Genre: Fantasy
After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world… a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world.
But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions – and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.
The finale to the epic fantasy series, The Witcher. The story takes place straight after the events of the Tower of the Swallows and sees the entire Witcher universe committing itself to a great war. Geralt is engulfed in his depression of losing Ciri and Yennefer and throws himself into helping anybody else who is in desperate need of ‘killing monsters’. Meanwhile, Ciri is battling against those who are trying to force her destiny upon her.
The story is a fitting end to the entire series. Although it starts off at a bemusing pace (time travel and alternate universes) all of these begin to knit themselves together and forms the blanket of a world that is closing in on Tolkien. There are still elements of the politics behind war and you begin to learn about the true horrors that befall countries during these times.
I must say that there are parts that I could’ve done without, for example I didn’t need the part about the rapey old man in the woods. However, I am still very happy with this story being the ending to a great story and it ends in a way that should close storylines behind itself.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do. This week’s topic is “Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far”.
None of us have read many books released in 2016, so we are going to accumulate our 2016 releases together!
Emily’s Reads The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutoski
This is book 3 of The Winner’s Curse Trilogy. It was the perfect conclusion to the popular series. Highly recommended
The Crown by Kiera Cass
The conclusion to my guilty pleasure series, The Selection. It revolves around America’s daughter, Eadlyn, and her own selection. The character growth is really good, I was hooked the entire way through once again as it was full of surprises.
Flawed by Cecilia Ahern
The YA debut of the renowned romance writer.
About a society based on perfection and punishing those who are not perfect, who are flawed, by branding them. It centers around Celestine who is faced with a situation which forces her to make an action that the Guild tells her is wrong.
Tokyo Ghoul vol. 7 by Sui Ishida
Yet another edition to a growing manga series! About a world where humans and ghouls have to learn to live with each other…the only problem is that ghouls require human flesh in order to survive!
Tower of the Swallow (The Witcher #6) by Andrzej Sapkowski
A continuation of the infamous Witcher series. Follow Geralt as he tries desperately to fight against his destiny and find his adopted daughter, or is it too late?
2016 Releases we own but haven’t read (quite) yet.