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The Last Wish
The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher | Andrzej Sapkowski
The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer.His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. For fans of the video game and the uninitiated alike, The Last Wish is the opening chapter of The Witcher series.The Witcher series The Last WishThe Sword of Destiny Blood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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julesG 😂😂😂😂 3d
MoonWitch94 Oh how delicious, I mean Fun! 😍😂 3d
Branwen Oh my..... 😍 3d
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Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍😍📚📖 3d
MellieAntoinette I could watch that all day. You‘re welcome indeed! ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ 2d
sprainedbrain Oh. My. 😍 2d
lucifare I got your Christmas package yesterday! Thank you so much! I am behind with my letter but I‘ll be sending it out soon! 12h
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Nebula_of_Books
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Great book! Lots of interesting short stories that introduce us to the Witcher. Will continue this series.

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thereadingowlvina
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This is a surprisingly good book and definitely is the first book to read in this series as it introduces readers to the world of the Witcher. I enjoyed the storytelling and characters.

Rating: 4.75⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3057566936

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RainyDayReading
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Mehso-so

Jeez only took me nearly a year to get through this. Truly this isn‘t bad. I think it‘s more so me than the book. I just don‘t get along with short story collections very well. I also thought this was going to be darker and less fairytale-ish than it is which was truly a mistake on my part. There was some humorous bits but mostly it was just a miss for me. I want to give a full novel a try though so I‘m not giving up on this series yet.

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rrkreadsbooks

Haven't progressed much to comment, but i am already enjoying it a lot. Looks like a binge read worthy series, let's see. Finally beginning the witcher series, excited!!!! Geralt introduction, I want to be ready before the tv series begins. 😄, Because once the tv version is out I generally drop the book or not watch the series in favour of the books. Let's see which way these books take me.

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Theeclecticreader
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My book haul from today! I have to thank the Well Read podcast for the suggestions. The Glass Woman, The Secrets We Kept, and The Library of the Unwritten were all books talked about in one of their latest episodes and I just knew I needed to grab them right away! The book suggestions I‘ve gotten from this podcast have yet to let me down. #bookhaul #bookpodcast

lele1432 Welcome to Litsy!! Love this haul 😍 1mo
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ferskner Oh my gosh, thanks for the shout-out! 1mo
Theeclecticreader @ferskner I absolutely love your podcast!! I can‘t tell you how many books I have bought after listening to your episodes! Thank you for mentioning listy in your 1st episode back. I didn‘t know this existed! 1mo
ferskner @Theeclecticreader that is so fantastic to hear! You totally made my day! 1mo
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Ddzmini
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Just as good the second time@around 📖😋

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Ddzmini
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My book haul from the Bookends bookstore 🙌🏽😝 got me in trouble 🤣🤣🤣 not 😝📖😋📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great to me! 3mo
rrkreadsbooks @Ddzmini am starting this today! Wish me luck 😊 4w
Ddzmini @rrrkreader I‘ve finished all three of those books so now I‘m ready for the tv 📺 version I hope they get it right though 🙌🏽📖😋 3w
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Mehso-so

I've never played the games & know nearly nothing about the book series, so I was pleasantly surprised by this story collection. I liked it more than expected. I always enjoy fairy tale retellings, even if these get a bit dark sometimes. I didn't love all of it; for example, I thought the eponymous story was a bit longer than necessary. Others were quite enjoyable. I'm probably not coming back to the series anytime soon, but it was a fun visit.

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Jacob_Peyton
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I really wish I‘d read this book earlier. I‘ve been a fan of the Witcher games for awhile now and am now picking my way through the book series. This is a collection of short stories that rewrites a lot of fairy tales and places to them in a grim dark setting. Suffice to say that I loved this collection and am looking forward to starting the next one.

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Lena_little_star
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jmtrivera
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Week 4 check-in! Sorry for the lack of updates and the slapdash collage this week. Between the first week of school and National book Fest, I have lots of catching up to do today!
I made my books goal early! Not as good on the water goal, but all 3 days I missed, I was close! I still want to work on activity, but I'm proud of my efforts.

tpixie Awesomeness!!! Those bathroom lines at #NatBookFest are long!!! you don‘t wanna drink too much water or you‘ll spend too much time standing in line! 3mo
jmtrivera @tpixie Exactly my thought! But I was so dehydrated this morning! 3mo
tpixie @jmtrivera I bet!!!! 3mo
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Hestapleton
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Prepping for the Witcher series in Netflix. These short stories are a bit disjointed and feel more like a scattered novel. But it‘s a good introduction to the series and I‘m willing to dive into the next volume of stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

The Witcher is an interesting character. The short stories here though didn't really get me excited as I was hoping it would. Seeing that it inspired a game and now a netflix series I was a bit surprised. I may try the next book in the series, but I'm in no rush to do so.

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Booklover2
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I wanted to like this. I don‘t think I‘m much of a short story person. They have to be amazing. This feels so disjointed and incomprehensible! The writing is awful and I just can‘t care enough. It bounces so many places I can‘t seem to get my head around this world at all. Needless to say I didn‘t finish.

I think it‘s best for me to just start with the trilogy and get I to the actual heart of the story.

RainyDayReading I‘m in the same boat. I know everyone says to start with the short stories but...I think I may just skip the rest and just jump right into the regular series. 4mo
Booklover2 Yes I‘m totally gonna do the same thing. This book makes no sense 4mo
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meagankc21
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Started reading this for my cousins' book club with @jmtrivera . I know nothing of the Witcher universe other than it's a video game. I hear there's a show coming out too now.

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Sarah9
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Spending my Sunday reading.

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Branwen
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When you're moving your books around and your cat thinks you're creating a book nook for him! 😂🤣😸💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

JazzFeathers You better face it. You WERE creating a nook for him. Only, you didn't know 😆 4mo
vivastory Loved the Nicholas Eames! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks mom!😻 4mo
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Dragon 😻 4mo
Meaw_catlady Is this book good? I loved playing Witcher 3! I‘ve thought about reading the books . 4mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Hahaha! Right?! 😂🤣 @vivastory Me too! I love how funny his books are! 😁@JazzFeathers I totally should have known that! 😂🤣 @Meaw_catlady YES! I have the whole series and I'm on book 4 so far and they are FANTASTIC! I think if you love the game you will adore the books! 😀 Definately worth checking out! 💕 4mo
brit91 LoL!🤣 awwww 😍😻 4mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#LetsTravelAugust #Poland

The Witcher books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski came well before the popular video game franchise.

There is soon to be a Netflix series based off the books staring Henry Cavill.

I have to admit - I'm more a fan of the game so far. I've only read this first one, which is a collection of short stories. Apparently they get better so I'll haveta read more & see for myself.

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Jari-chan I never played the game (only watched Hubbie playing it) but I love the books. And to me the world becomes better and deeper with every book I read. Maybe you'll like them a bit better too at some point. And if not - at least you can enjoy the game! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇵🇱 4mo
toofondofbooks I finished the first novel Blood of Elves this morning and they get so much better. 4mo
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When I heard that the new Netflix adaptation of The Witcher series was going to star Henry Cavill this series zoomed to the top of my TBR. The recommendation for reading order starts with this collection of short stories which I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio narrator is really good. The Comic Con trailer can be seen here https://youtu.be/cSqi-8kAMmM

Cheshirecat913 I had to laugh when I showed my husband the trailer. He was oh, making movies out of video games don't really work. 😅 4mo
toofondofbooks @Cheshirecat913 the video games were actually based on the books 4mo
Cheshirecat913 That is why I had to laugh, that the video games are more well known than the books. 4mo
toofondofbooks @Cheshirecat913 oohh gotcha lol 4mo
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EstelaV
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I want them all now #TheWitcher

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I need to read this too. The Netflix series looks like it will be good. 5mo
EstelaV @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just restarted the game a few days ago. I forgot how good that was! I've read none of the books. 5mo
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Tanzy13
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apparently a good book that is soon to be made into a netflix show.📚🎥

sudi I never read the book but the trailer looked good 😀 5mo
Johanna414 My husband has been playing a video game based on these books. I think he just ordered the first book 5mo
Ddzmini The books are great hope the do them justice 😍📖😋 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I need to start reading these, cuz the trailer looks good. 5mo
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magicalshelves
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I watched the trailer for the show today and decided now would be a good time to finally pick this up. I hope it lives up to the hype!

#thewitcher

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Voltchu
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New trailer for The Witcher was released yesterday and I've got mixed feelings. I need to remind myself that they're basing the show on the books and not the video game series (which I loved more than the books). And now I feel like I need to go re-read the books. I'm a little surprised at how old Ciri is in the show though and Henry Cavill actually wound up surprising me in a good way!

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GypsyKat
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I haven‘t read the books yet, but the show looks awesome!

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xgngb/witcher-netflix-trailer?utm_source=dmf...

Branwen OMGGGGG YESSSSS!!!! 😍 The books are so amazing! 5mo
GypsyKat @Branwen I definitely need to read them! 5mo
AJBowers Legolas?! What happened to you?! 5mo
Meaw_catlady I played the game Witcher 3 and I loved it!! I have not read the books yet. But I am confused a lil about the actor choice. He doesn‘t look like I pictured 5mo
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Connster
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An absolutely brilliant set of short stories that provide excellent Witcher lore. I‘d always wondered about the back story to the Witcher and Yennefer/Dandelion and this has given me an insight into a small part of it. I love playing the Witcher games on Xbox and from reading the first in the series, the games have Geralt‘s character spot on. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series!

Jari-chan The Witcher books are great reads. He's not your typical hero. 5mo
Connster @Jari-chan He‘s really not and he‘s awesome for it! Really liking them so far! 5mo
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Connster
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I‘ve been waiting to read this series for AGES! I‘ve been saving them until the Summer holidays, which are nearly here, yay! ✈️ 🏖 🏝 ☀️

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RainyDayReading
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This has been the story of the last few months. I start books, yet never finish any of them. I am almost done with 5 of these (within 50 pages) halfway done with 2 and just started the last. Yet I have no motivation to finish any of these despite liking the stories 😪 Anyway, this is why I have been MIA. Can‘t really post if I‘m not reading much 😅

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Bit of a fantasy week this week, I‘m in the middle of both of these at the minute.
Bit behind target for #bfcr2 this week which I think is a reflection of the busy week I‘ve had, there‘s been so little time for runs or even walks outside of work hours and social events this week.
Bring on week 3!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Life happens some weeks. Celebrate what you did accomplish. 🎉 5mo
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Sammidnightsun
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Loved

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RainyDayReading
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Congrats @WhiskeyMistress ! Currently I‘m packing The Last Wish around. It‘s been to many doctor offices with me and I‘m so close to being done with it! Just need one or two more appointments 🙈 I think it has seen the inside of my car and a booksleeve more than the inside of the house haha. #packingpages
@ErinSueGreads

WhiskeyMistress Love Witcher! 💜 8mo
RainyDayReading @WhiskeyMistress I‘ve been wanting to read it for years and with the Netflix series coming I want to try to read all of the volumes before it‘s released! 8mo
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Areader2
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I read the first two books in the Witcher series, I loved the fantasy but didn‘t really get some it.So I finished the The last Wish which is a book of stories that definitely gives you an understanding of the Witcher,the world and some of the politics.I definitely will read Sword of Destiny and then go back and pick up the third book in the series having a better understanding of the characters,politics and the world 🗡⚔️

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RainyDayReading
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Alright fine I‘m joining in with the #24B4Monday Readathon. I‘ve wanted to do these in the past but the weekends they landed on were always so busy. But this weekend 😈 I think I have time...I think.
I‘m halfway through The Last Wish and I‘m almost done (like a chapter left) in All Systems Red and Body‘s Not Big Enough. Haven‘t started the other two but they‘re due back Monday. We‘ll see how this goes.

mreads Murderbot ❤ 9mo
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kljuczaknjigu
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Bailedbailed

God, this was so boring.
I wanted to like this book.
Really.
But, I'm sorry, I just couldn't take it.

#wicher #croatianedition #posljednjazelja #fantasynovel

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Ross
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I recently discovered this excellent series. SO GOOD. It‘s by a polish author that started the series back in the nineties. They just released the english translation of his most recent addition last year. This guy gets it, understands folklore and mythology in a way that even good fantasy authors don‘t seem to. It‘s not a bright and shiny epic. First couple books are anthologies and the rest are novels (7 or 8 books in total, I believe).

Ddzmini Read it I‘m moving to 👇🏻 now 😝🥰📖😋 9mo
Ross Which one is that in the series? I just found out that the newest one (Storm of Swords, I believe) takes place during the timeline of the anthologies and should be read before getting into the rest of the novels proper. Have you read that and if so, do you suggest I read them in the order published or hit up Storm of Swords next? (edited) 9mo
Ross lol also, what are your (spoiler-free) thoughts on it so far? 9mo
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abbielistenstobooks
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Bailedbailed

Here is a book that is DEFINITELY written for the male gaze. NOPE.

It was recommended to me by a few folx, all of them male video gamers -- as, apparently, there is a game called The Witcher based upon this series.

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pandorame
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Totally did a flop between book orders... Read the first in the series before the introductory book. A little past half of it, and I'm so into it♡ #captelreading

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Connster
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I‘ve been obsessively playing the Witcher games since Christmas. Can‘t wait to delve deeper into the background and lore.

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magicalshelves
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I have heard so many good things about this series that I broke my book buying ban and picked it up from Barnes and Noble today. I couldn‘t resist the educator discount! 😅 I‘m excited to get to this one and see if it lives up to the hype! (Hopefully I can read it soon. )

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Fromthesoul
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This is my current reads right now! Have you read them? I'm finding them pretty good! Almost done with The Last Wish! #readingislife

CoffeeNBooks I loved They Both Die at the End! So sad, but I loved the writing and the story. 11mo
Fromthesoul @CoffeeNBooks I was told that someone cried at the end. I'm preparing myself for that because I'm an emotional person and cry easy haha 11mo
CoffeeNBooks @Fromthesoul Yes, even though I knew how it was going to end, there were still tears. 😭 11mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
Fromthesoul @DebReads4fun Thank you!! 10mo
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miss_lucy_irene
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Surprisingly good for a story about a man with a golden dick. Geralt as a character developed surprisingly well through out the story, it's just a shame that the other characters felt a little lacking in comparison. I'm hoping that they are further developed in subsequent books.

PickwickPlockPlock I gave this book to my husband as Christmas gift. So far he likes it (I will steal it when he's finished). 11mo
lauralovesbooks1 That's the best first sentence to a review ever. 11mo
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RainyDayReading
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I really want to read my book...but it‘s in my booksleeve...that he is currently sleeping on...he‘s too cute to wake up 😫 Guess that means I‘ll be starting yet another book!

CoffeeNBooks Aww! Precious pup! 🐶 11mo
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Panpan

I wasn‘t a fan of the short story format. I feel like I was thrown into this world with these characters with no introduction. And the stories felt disjointed. I liked the writing so maybe I‘ll try the first full stories in a few months.

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RainyDayReading
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Nothing seems to be holding my attention at the moment. Going to give this a try and see how it goes.

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Decayy

Preparing for a videogame :D

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Ddzmini
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I really enjoyed this not only for the adventure but because the characters where well developed and the storyline was excellent.😋📖

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