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05.07.2013 @ 22:35 #721
I borrowed the Dutch translation of The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny and bought Blood of Elves, read it, and gave it as a birthday present to a friend of mine.
She immediately got emerged in it. I did tell her to read the two books before it though.
I am on the last book and I will have finished it years before they will release Lady of the Lake in English.
So my journey in the books is almost at an end. Took me 7 months and we still have to wait a year for TW 3.
08.07.2013 @ 07:40 #722
08.07.2013 @ 13:42 #723
Yes, that's actually the entire book. Do note that the font is small and pages large. Like on A4 size. That's why it looks like there aren't that many pages. If you want to hold a book in your hand, well the book has been translated in Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Of the last two I know at least one of the two.
If you can't read said languages, you could go to a copyshop in town and ask if they could print a book out of the fan translation.
09.07.2013 @ 02:42 #724
Also, does anyone know if Times of Contempt will be coming out in Epub format? Because I don't like real books and I don't want to buy anything off Amazon until they start paying their taxes (If you can't guess, I'm from the UK).
09.07.2013 @ 03:17 #725
i have a question- is the LADY OF THE LAKE the final book ending Geralt's story or are there more to follow ? is Andrzej Sapkowski planning to write more ?
keeping a map of witcher's universe by the side is a big help!
09.07.2013 @ 03:23 #726
It's ironic how disdainful he seems of the games, maybe it's the translation?
09.07.2013 @ 05:24 #727
pbpoovanna, I also found Sword of Destiny very good, most of the rest were also very good but seemed to be less polished with more mistakes and a few typos. Times of Contempt though had a few parts which weren't clear and hard to understand, but I think someone went over that and improved it a bit, and now the official translation is out as well.
10.07.2013 @ 15:26 #729
I cant believe THE WITCHER SAGA is still not mainstream, perhaps HBO needs to make a TV show out of the books. i am impressed with the quality of fan translations so i guess i wont wait for the god damn publishers!
16.07.2013 @ 20:29 #731
Also, I'm going to look at the other chapter I did and see if I can edit it. I don't mind doing my own chapters because it means I won't stray too far from the text I originally translated, as I'm not going back to look over the Polish, French and Spanish versions, I'm simply editing the English to read (what I hope is) slightly better. Will anyone object to me editing other chapters?
16.07.2013 @ 21:49 #733
//damn smileys... ;-)
I have done chapter 1 of baptism of fire and will do ch2 next. I'm just not sure how to edit the current document that's up on the front page.
17.07.2013 @ 18:50 #736
Baptism of Fire Chapter 1
Unformatted mostly and changed all words to English versions instead of American. Also, made sure names like Síle de Tancarville and an'giyare are consistent and just polished up punctuation and other bits and bobs. Might have missed bits and it's probably not all correct.
Will start on chapter 2 then
EDIT: Sorry about this, just spotted a few more mistakes and it should be an'givare, so re-uploaded it.
24.07.2013 @ 20:04 #739
Baptism of Fire Chapter 2
Adjusted as much as I could and went over the card game inserting changes suggested by De_Wolf so thanks very much to him (couldn't use the word 'poop' because it's not a common word here and sounds a bit posh for dwarves, so it's become 'Ball shit!' - I don't know if that's a correct translation still, but it sounded a bit of a play on the word 'bull-shit').
Hope this is better.
27.07.2013 @ 17:21 #740
"Some foreign publishers are doing me a disservice by painting my books with artwork borrowed from the games, and including game advertisements and game related blurbs inside."
I agree with him on this 100%. The new book covers are stupid, especially since they have nothing to do with the contents of the books.
Oh, thanks for continuing to correct stuff in the books. I haven't done anything in the past 4 months. No time sadly.