Times of Contempt

Times of Contempt
Times of Contempt  
Author(s) Andrzej Sapkowski
Original title Czas pogardy
Country Poland
Language Polish
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher superNOWA
Publication date 1995
Published in
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by Krew elfów (Blood of Elves)
Followed by Chrzest ognia (Baptism of Fire)

Times of Contempt (Polish original title: Czas pogardy, early title was translated less literally as Time of Anger) is the second novel in the Witcher Saga written by Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, first published in Poland in 1995 (English translation to be published in April 2012). It is a sequel to the first Witcher novel Blood of Elves (Krew elfów) and is followed by Baptism of Fire (Chrzest ognia).

Plot summary

A coup in the Mages Guild ends with the Guild being weakened, and Geralt being badly wounded. Ciri is teleported to a remote desert in Nilfgaard dominion. The war between Nilfgaard and the Northern Kingdoms begins, resulting in a series of quick and stunning victories for Nilfgaard. Within weeks, Aedirn, Rivia and Lyria all fall to Nilfgaard, the Redanian king Visimir is killed, which removes Redania from the battlefield and Temeria and Kaedwen agree to an armistice with Nilfgaard.


It was published in Czech (Leonardo, 1996), Russian (AST, 1997), Spanish (Bibliopolis, 2004), Lithuanian (Eridanas, 2006), German (dtv, 2009). English (UK) translation coming in May 2012 (Gollancz, ISBN 0575085088).

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