Publishing Date: December 2008
Review: A collection of short stories that follows the life of the Witcher, a mutant made to eliminate monsters. Some reviewers said there was limited world building, while others praised the expansiveness of the novel. I think there was a little of both. I was at once transported into a world that is limited in design, yet packs a good visual punch. Reviewer carol echoes my sentiments in which the monsters are many yet lack in-depth descriptors. Expanding this ‘major’ side of the novel would have jacked it up a notch.
A basic format is presented to the reader with lots of movement and decent character building. There are some corny instances that trend toward ribaldry. The magic is solid, as the wielders are fallible and not omnipotent. There are no familiars hanging about with anthropomorphic muse, which suits me just fine.
I find that I am unable to desist from the series and will continue till finished.