The Tower of Swallows - Andrzej Sapkowski

It is better to go forward without a goal, than to have a goal and stay in one place, and it is certainly better than to stay in one place without a goal.

The Tower of Swallows is the fourth entry of The Witcher main novels, written by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski in 1997. This book tells the continuation of the series after the decisive Battle for the Bridge on the Yaruga. Geralt and his allies continue their hopeless search for Ciri in the middle of battlegrounds across the nations. We also finally learn about what happened to Yennefer after the battle in Thanedd, and Vilgefortz. Ciri, now traveling with a group of bandits, finds herself in a new danger as she's being hunted by a skilled and merciless bounty hunter.

I like this book as much as the previous ones. It introduces again so many interesting and colorful characters to the story. The world expands gorgeously as the plot advances. This book also helps us connect the dots of so many plot points from the previous books.

I like how there's one particular chapter that could practically be removed from the book as it contributes almost nothing to the plot and yet that chapter is my favorite thing about the book. The story of a King and a Spy. What a weird and beautiful story.

The Tower of Swallows
Andrzej Sapkowski
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