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Literature: Season of Storms
Sezon burz is the latest entry in The Witcher saga. A self-contained story, set between Splinter of Ice and The Witcher, the story details Geralt's adventures in a small kingdom of Kerack, his romance with sorceress Lytta Neyd, experiences with mutants and experimenting wizards, and his search for his two stolen swords.

Tropes found in the book:

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Ortolan, leader of a wizarding research complex is ancient, renowned and utterly out-of-touch.
  • Ascended Extra: Lytta Neyd. She was mentioned in the Saga as a sorceress involved in a week-long affair with Geralt, now this story is portrayed in details. The circumstances of her death also get a Continuity Nod.
  • Cool Sword: Geralt's get stolen and we get a ridiculously detailed description of them.
  • Continuity Nod: In a backwards way - major events of this story are briefly mentioned in the stories that happen latter in-universe, but of course were written earlier. This involves Lytta Neyd, as well as border dispute between Temeria and Redania.
  • At one point someone mentions that the king of Temeria looks for someone to disenchant his daughter...
  • Distant Epilogue: It involves one of the minor characters from the Saga and, pretty much, is there to play with the minds of fans debating Geralt's post-Saga fate.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Lampshaded. The very first story of the franchise, The Witcher is about a princess turned into a striga by curse. When Geralt first hears that story in this book, he dismisses it as a tall tale, saying it's not how the magic works.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Geralt has to deal with a sorcerer who dabbled in goetia (daemon summoning) and lost control over his summons. Subverted in that it's a ruse, and the wizard is just a sick sadist pretending to be Ditzy Genius.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Geralt meets a society of magicians working on improvement of mankind. Their results aren't always nice, given there's like no more than two who don't think "For Science!" is reason enough.
  • Improvised Weapon: Because of all the problems with swords he has in the novel, Geralt defeats several opponents with a broom or a wooden plank.
  • Just Between You and Me: Lampshaded as Geralt muses the villain clearly belongs to people who just like the sound of their own voice.
  • Kitsune: Aguaras or vixen spirits appear to be this.
    • Homage: Illusion-casting vixens are adapted from Victor Pelevin's "The Sacred Book of the Werewolf".
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Apparently Geralt always knew the Somni Sign, but just never used it. Lampshaded in that Geralt pretty much tells so to said minor character in the epilogue.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Geralt meets a dwarf, who works in a mine — as a musician. He plays in the mine's marching band. The songs, on the other hand...
  • Overly Long Name: Being called Astrid Lyttneyd Ásgeirrfinnbjornsdottir is a good reason not to use your birth name.
  • Take That: Plenty, in typical sarcastic fashion of Sapkowski, aimed mostly at lawyers and politicians.
    • Fandom Nod: Geralt explains to a stand-in for the fans, that there will always be something they don't know about the witchers.

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