First and foremost, a huge thanks to the awesome Witcher community for their work on this novel translation. Holyshit, this book is awesome, and the fact that it’s not the official English version shouldn’t persuade anyone from reading the last book in the Witcher saga. It did had a few minor spelling and grammar mistakes, however after all, even the official English translations had their own spelling and grammar mistakes as well! This is the last book in the Witcher saga, the longest, and possibly tied with Time of Contempt as my favorite book in all of the Witcher series.
Unlike in the previous books, certain settings take place in the future after all the events in the saga.
Having already played the Witcher games, and read through a good chunk of the Witcher wiki, I already knew how certain major events unfolded. In contrast to what many people in the Witcher subreddit reactions, the ending didn’t bother me quite much. Sure, I definitely got a teary eye, and was in a “what the fuck did just happened?” moment. The ending sure made the reader aware that the main protagonist in the Witcher saga is Ciri.
The alternate ending to the Witcher saga is essentially The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Theirs no doubt the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s main story is oscar worthy amazing. Reading the entire saga, and playing the video games, I can’t stop praising the work of Andrzej Sapkowski for creating an amazing universe and for CD Projekt Red for visualizing and extending this epic fantasy series. If theirs anything I would’ve like to seen or changed in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was more content relating Yennefer and Ciri mother daughter relationship. Since the game mainly focused on the relationship between Geralt and Ciri, even up to the point were Ciri herself physically resembles Geralt. Yet, in the novels, the bond between Yennefer and Ciri appeared to be stronger than Geralt’s. Thus said, a fan made video that beautifully summarizes the bond between the three main characters in the entire Witcher saga; Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer.
(SPOILERS if you haven’t played the game, no spoilers if you haven’t read the saga)