Strange. I found the parts with Ciri near the beginning middle and end the most interesting. I guess we all have our different opinions. But whomever wrote that it setup the whole background for the rest of the books is pretty spot on.
What I found was that I liked The Blood of Elves, but Time of Comtempt of which I am halfway through, I am finding it extremely good.
I am curious though, is the meeting of all the kings and queen Meve the same meeting she returns from at the beginning of Thronebreaker? If so, it means Nilfgard is about to invade.
The school of the cat had female witchers. I think there should be a Witcher 4 where you play as a custom Witcher where you can choose to be what you want. I think that would be great.
It was the Netflix The Witcher writers decided to make him that ridiculous. He's not that bad in the book, and certainly much better in Thronebreaker. He lives on in the books and games, and doesn't die. Why they decided to make him an idiot, and then have him be murdered in the Netflix show is beyond me.
In the book the entire framework was different. The Dwarves were as bad as the Reavers, and they all turned on Yennifer and Geralt, and had them tied up. The Dragon beat up the Reavers and Dwarves, though none of them died. The real threat to the dragon was from a group not in the show. It was the people from the nearby town that nearly got the dragon, but his Zerrikanian helpers came to his rescue. They and the gold dragon killed a lot of those people. The dragon even ate one whole.
It seems to me that it's already all there for the Show. They just do their own variation on it. So far for me it's been sometimes better than the books, sometimes not, but nice to see regardless.
Smiki55 I and many others would like to find that out on our own, thanks.
As someone just getting into the lore, spoiling things like that is not appreciated.
20 episodes would be nice. But I am hoping for 10 this time around. Having 8 episodes, even though they were an hour each, just wasn't enough in my opinion.
I'm nearly finished the first book, "The Last Wish," and I've already watched the Netflix show twice over. Either way you choose to do it, you will get so much more information about each scene in the show from the book.
They really did cut a lot of things out of the show, and not just the little stories that they chose not to put in, but some of the ones they did were missing a lot of characters that were in the book.
The show seems like about half of what's in the book.
I'd just wait for the next XBOX to come out. That will be either this year or next year. I have an XBOX One X. The graphics are pretty nice for games, but I bought The Witcher 3 for less than $20 on Steam.
Well, I am not sure why the fight choreographer is gone, but the rest of it looks promising.
My Amazon order of all 7 books came in yesterday. I read the first chapter so far in The Last Wish, and it was pretty good.
Looking up the books on the wiki here it states that Sword of Destiny was the first book, which is a bit confusing.
That and there is now an 8th book out. Was there also a 9th book on its way too?
I've only played and finished the first Witcher game, and am nearing completion of Thronebreaker, which is quite fantastic on its own - the voice cast has so many established actors, I was impressed just by that - and it really shows in game.
How can the author be writing new books when he kills Geralt off. Is the 8th book without Geralt? Or does it conflict with the video game lore?
Butcher of the White Orchard - I understand what went on in thise scenes now, I am just saying they weren't done in a way that your average viewer would be able to clearly understand.
As for Vilgfortz, keep in mind, that they just showed a scene where a small box with black worm like creatures took over two people to make them try to destroy their own side which was the mages. So at the time Vilgefortz attacks the other mage, I was wondering if he too was affected. It was a scene that didn't make much sense otherwise because they showed no betrayal by him when in fact he had led the effort from the beginning, and he had just fought a duel and lost to Cahir.
Also, as for no witnesses of that duel, I am not sure how much Yennifer was able to see of Vilgfortz, but she did telepathically tell him to slow down and reserve his magic several times while the fight went on.
Yes, I enjoyed figuring out and seeing the timelines come together in the last couple episodes.
Other than Ciri's prophecy, two other scenes that could have been at least explained better by a missing scene were Renfri's action in town, and Vilgefortz's betrayal.
In the first episode, where Renfri slept with Geralt, and then was gone into the nearby town without obvious explanation, then all of a sudden her men got into a fight with Geralt.
It made little sense, because it seemed like Renfri had agreed to ignore the mage there and move on. Geralt could care less about what she does, but rather just gave her advice. So it's not like she had to sleep with him to stop him from stopping her. Yet he wakes up, runs into town like he has to stop her from making a bad decision. OK, maybe he was under her spell, but if so, why did her goons stop him and tell him he has to make a choice. He already told both the mage, and Renfri that he won't help either.
What was missing here is that in the book, she had her men round up people in the market place, and threatened to have them killed if the mage didn't come out. He still refused to come out, and this is when Geralt showed up, and was told he had to make a choice, kill the mage, or the people get killed.
That would have made more sense, and also there needed to be a reason for Geralt to realize that that was her intention, and that's why he rushed to the town to stop her.
If this part was in the show people would understand it better, otherwise we are left with a scene that makes little sense.
The other scene where Vilgfortz murders one of his own mages after coming to from the sword battle is also way out of whack. Since we saw him organize the mages to stop Nilfgard at Sodden to begin with.
Looking him up here on the wiki shows that he was secretly aligned with the emperor of Nilfgard, and was working against the mages. But we see none of that in the show, and are left wondering what the hell is wrong with him.
It was a little disappointing for me when I first watched it. I would have given it about a 6 out of 10. Don't watch this show with distractions such as little kids grabbing your attention, or a heater running in the background. It was a cold few days here at the time, and we didn't want the TV volume up too loud. The actor's say a lot of things that can be hard to follow if you cannot hear them too clearly.
I missed a lot of things said, and who was who when referred to by name outside the main characters. This show throws a lot of lore indirectly at you, so it really helps to know what they are talking about.
I did some research here on this wiki to find out some background of characters, places, and events. Before this, my only experience with the Witcher was finishing the first Witcher game around 6 or so years back.
I rewatched all 8 episodes of Netflix's The Witcher, and enjoyed it much more this time. I'd give it an 8 out of 10. There are a few things that could have been done better in the show, or at least to make it more understandable.
Ciri's prophecy at the end of the 7th video sticks out the most to me as something that was poorly done. There were a few other scenes in the show that felt like they were missing something so that the viewer could understand it better. I'm not talking about the three different timelines, because I actually thought that was well done.