Top notch writing. Great characters. Geralt is sexier than ever. I actually enjoyed this book much more than the others. The earlier books focused too much on minor characters and politics. Though there is still some of that in Baptism of Fire, it’s much more bearable. I got to read more about Geralt, which I loved and greatly enjoyed.
However, the ending fell flat and I really didn’t understand the purpose of this book. Another reviewer made a comment that it lacked direction. I agree. Nothing actually happened to move the plot forward. I reckon one could probably complete the series without reading this book and not miss a beat.
The series is good but it’s losing momentum. Hopefully more will happen in book 4.