During my vacation, my husband and I decided to listen to Blood of Elves before watching the Netflix series. Once we finished it, we then binged watch the two seasons of the Witcher.
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
Read by Peter Kenny
Duration: 11 hours
There was a lot of expository in this book, hardly any action. This made listening to the audiobook a little tough because I found myself constantly drifting off. However, I highly enjoyed the world building. This was my first book in the series so I was not too sure what to expect. I liked the idea of the witchers and the different witches/sorcerers out there. I was also intrigued to learn more about the fallen town of Citra and I kept wondering what would happen to Ciri. I heard the next book in the series is better, so I am highly looking forward to it. I give this 3 stars.
I highly enjoyed the series! It helped me understand the characters and the world better. Of course there were many changes in the series compared to the book, but I felt that they got the gist of it. The imagery was fantastic despite the awkward wig Henry Cavill wore in the first season. I liked the setting, the props, the costumes, and special effects. I also really enjoyed the darkness in the show. My only complaint is that I watched the first two seasons in a week. Now I have to wait a year for the next season!
Have your read the book(s)? Have you watched the series? If so, what are your thoughts?