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The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher (4)) (urspr publ 2006; utgåvan 2016)

av Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare), David French (Översättare)

Serier: The Witcher (7)

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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...… (mer)
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Titel:The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher (4))
Författare:Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare)
Andra författare:David French (Översättare)
Info:Orbit (2016), 464 pages
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The Tower of Swallows av Andrzej Sapkowski (2006)

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  Sara_Lucario | Oct 19, 2021 |
This review is also featured on Behind the Pages: The Tower of Swallows

Ciri has taken up a life of banditry, earning a name for herself and her gang. But being notorious criminals comes with a price. Ciri’s carefree life comes to a violent end as she is captured and forced to fight for her life. Meanwhile, Geralt still searches for Ciri, plagued by nightmares and guilt. He journeys to find the Druids, believing they will lead him to Ciri. But along the way, he will find there is a price on his head and those that seek to collect the reward will carve a bloody path to receive their coin.

Now that all the political maneuvering has taken place in Baptism of Fire, we’re finally able to focus on the characters once more. Immediately you are thrown into Ciri’s storyline and all she has been through since the events of the previous book. The Tower of Swallows will show you some of the darkest parts of Ciri’s journey, and her ultimate breaking point. But from that low dark place, she will rise to take up the sword and carve out the path to her destiny.

Now there were parts of this book I found hard to read, and not due to politics this time. Some of the ideologies and focus on sexualization turned my stomach. At the same time, I recognize that these elements were used to show the darker sides of history and certain characters, but I still felt it was unnecessary.

The storytelling itself was a bit disjointed, but I did like the idea of viewing Ciri’s story from a mix of primary and secondary characters. Listening to it on audiobook was a bit hard. There is no clear distinction between the alternating viewpoints until suddenly you find another character making comments on the situation. But I have a feeling that was done on purpose and I would have felt the same reading the physical book.

The Tower of Swallows returned The Witcher series back to its roots of action and adventure. Despite its downfalls, I enjoyed once again seeing the characters struggle towards their goals and the comedic relief of Dandelion. I hope the final book, Lady of the Lake, does this series justice. ( )
  Letora | Jul 29, 2021 |
Whoa! What a wonderful book by a wonderful author.

From time to time Sapkowski gets very cheeky in this Witcher instalment, and is always very witty and so funny. I literally laughed out loud several times with the subtextual humour and the cunning devices he applies to speak directly to the reader.

The part where he tells us the biggest part of the chase after Ciri comes from no less than three different narrators in different settings, points of view and times in the future, which allows him to keep the pace extremely high while allowing you to revel in many details at the same time.

I also enjoyed that he didn't shun to dip his toes into some Dostoyevskian philosophy on the effects of the absence of a higher moral authority (like deities) on concepts like revenge, ethics, good and evil.

Overall, I devoured this part of the Witcher saga and where the [b:previous book|18656031|Baptism of Fire (The Witcher #5)|Andrzej Sapkowski|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1443279182s/18656031.jpg|1877750] didn't please me so much, this one completely made up for it. I considered five stars for a while, but that would be unfair I guess towards giants like [a:Martin|346732|George R.R. Martin|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1351944410p2/346732.jpg] or [a:Tolkien|18190113|Tolkien JRR|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] I guess. For all his merit, Sapkowski doesn't tower that high for me with The Witcher. ( )
  bbbart | Dec 27, 2020 |
I listened to the audio narrated well by Peter Kenny. As I've said before this book is not easy to follow in audio form as the author jumps viewpoints and timeframes frequently and if your not paying close attention you can easily get lost.

Ciri's friends and enemies are all hunting her, we learn about what befell her through various interrogations and Ciri's own story telling, interwoven together.

While I found some parts of the story interesting and some things horrific, it seemed to plod along very slowly. There are some interesting reveals but the story doesn't seemed to move forward very far after listening for over sixteen hours.

Personal note: When a character wishes Trigeminal Nerve on her I thought it was heinous. As I suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which is a very rare painful condition. I understand fully how terrible that wish was.

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  wyldheartreads | Dec 14, 2020 |
The politics of the books has become so wide and complicated that it is difficult to keep track of it. Unfortunately, it's also sort of boring. It's almost like the book has a heartbeat - Super interesting recounting of tales with wonder and glory in which we are able to see the characters we care about; then deep lulls where we catch up with intricate political situations woven by characters that are, frankly, one dimensional and not so interesting.

I'm hoovering between three and four stars. ( )
  authenticjoy | Nov 15, 2020 |
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In una notte nera come il lutto giunsero a Dun Dâre,

dove la giovane striga aveva il suo rifugio,

e affinché non potesse sfuggir loro

circondarono il borgo senza indugio.

In una notte nera come il lutto vollero prenderla

con l’inganno, impresa disperata.

Prima che il pallido sole sorgesse, trenta cadaveri

giacevano sulla strada maestra gelata.


Canzone da cantastorie sullo spaventoso massacro
avvenuto a Dun Dâre nella notte di Saovine
«Posso darti tutto ciò che desideri», disse la fata. «La ricchezza, il potere e uno scettro, la gloria, una vita lunga e felice. Scegli.»

«Non voglio la ricchezza o la gloria, e neppure il potere o uno scettro», rispose la striga. «Voglio un cavallo, che sia nero e inafferrabile come l’impetuoso vento notturno. Voglio una spada, che sia lucente e affilata come un raggio di luna. Voglio percorrere il mondo nella nera notte in sella al mio cavallo nero, voglio colpire le forze del Male e dell’Oscurità con la mia spada luminosa. Questo è ciò che desidero.»

«Ti darò un cavallo più nero della notte e più veloce dell’impetuoso vento notturno», promise la fata. «Ti darò una spada più lucente e affilata di un raggio di luna. Ma chiedi molto, striga, dunque dovrai pagarmi profumatamente.»

«E con cosa? Non posseggo nulla.»

«Col tuo sangue.»

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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...

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