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Geralt's journey leads him aboard a ship of fools, renegades, and criminals--but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a heinous secret that could lead crew and passengers to a bitter and hideous fate at the hand of a vengeful fox mother! Geralt's journey leads him aboard a ship of fools, renegades, and criminals--but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a heinous secret that could lead crew and passengers to a bitter and hideous fate at the hand of a vengeful fox mother!


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Geralt's journey leads him aboard a ship of fools, renegades, and criminals--but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a heinous secret that could lead crew and passengers to a bitter and hideous fate at the hand of a vengeful fox mother! Geralt's journey leads him aboard a ship of fools, renegades, and criminals--but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a heinous secret that could lead crew and passengers to a bitter and hideous fate at the hand of a vengeful fox mother!

30 review for Fox Children

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    3.5 stars Yet another one of Hoopla's COVID-19 free borrows that I wouldn't have looked at otherwise. This was waaaay better than I thought it would be, but I've recently discovered that I'm just not really into the Witcher unless I'm watching the tv show with my kids. I think it's just that my personal excitement over these characters begins and ends with family fun time. That said, I think that any real fan of Geralt & Co. would really get a kick out of this comic. The writing is good and the pl 3.5 stars Yet another one of Hoopla's COVID-19 free borrows that I wouldn't have looked at otherwise. This was waaaay better than I thought it would be, but I've recently discovered that I'm just not really into the Witcher unless I'm watching the tv show with my kids. I think it's just that my personal excitement over these characters begins and ends with family fun time. That said, I think that any real fan of Geralt & Co. would really get a kick out of this comic. The writing is good and the plot is solid. I'm not in love with the art, but it fits the story pretty well. If you love the books/games/show, check this one out. Recommended for Witcher watchers. Or readers & players.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Caro the Helmet Lady

    Soooo pretty much it was a replay from Sezon burz, but only the line of the fox lady got expanded. Well, it was really enjoyable and probably especially so if you read it for the first time, unlike me. Good enough to continue! Soooo pretty much it was a replay from Sezon burz, but only the line of the fox lady got expanded. Well, it was really enjoyable and probably especially so if you read it for the first time, unlike me. Good enough to continue!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Juho Pohjalainen

    The story meanders more than its fair bit in the middle parts, with too much illusion-induced padding and too little development of the plot or characters. How many times do we need someone to dive straight into water and get eaten by some bog monster? There's building up tension, and then there's just repeating yourself. On the whole it's not terrible, but still rather forgettable in comparison to the better stories in the setting. Make it two and a half stars. The story meanders more than its fair bit in the middle parts, with too much illusion-induced padding and too little development of the plot or characters. How many times do we need someone to dive straight into water and get eaten by some bog monster? There's building up tension, and then there's just repeating yourself. On the whole it's not terrible, but still rather forgettable in comparison to the better stories in the setting. Make it two and a half stars.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    Just like in first volume storyline is far better than not state of the art drawings, but author totally nailed the Witcher character and setting so much that this comic book seems written by Sapkowski himself. Just like in first volume storyline is far better than not state of the art drawings, but author totally nailed the Witcher character and setting so much that this comic book seems written by Sapkowski himself.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    I know nothing about The Witcher game, but this works well on its own as a fantasy story. Geralt and his dwarven companion board a ship headed downriver and only later find out the party onboard are hunting a vulpess, part fox, part woman, world class illusionist. When they find out, they immediately want off the ship and find out they weren't told the whole truth. Now the vulpess is hunting them and has them soon lost in a swamp full of danger and illusions. These Witcher comics have actually b I know nothing about The Witcher game, but this works well on its own as a fantasy story. Geralt and his dwarven companion board a ship headed downriver and only later find out the party onboard are hunting a vulpess, part fox, part woman, world class illusionist. When they find out, they immediately want off the ship and find out they weren't told the whole truth. Now the vulpess is hunting them and has them soon lost in a swamp full of danger and illusions. These Witcher comics have actually been entertaining enough that I'm curious to check out the game.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    This is a pretty solid Witcher comic that sticks pretty close to the core ideas of the better Witcher stories/novels. Geralt is still the world-weary, stoic man-with-a-code we've seen before, his sidekick Addario the dwarf does well to act as a foil and keep tongue planted firmly in cheek. We meet a bickering crew of (mostly) contemptible Mortal Men ill-advisedly sailing to "rescue" an abducted elf child in the possession of a "Vulpess" (this is kind of a shape-shifty, illusion-magic-casting Fox This is a pretty solid Witcher comic that sticks pretty close to the core ideas of the better Witcher stories/novels. Geralt is still the world-weary, stoic man-with-a-code we've seen before, his sidekick Addario the dwarf does well to act as a foil and keep tongue planted firmly in cheek. We meet a bickering crew of (mostly) contemptible Mortal Men ill-advisedly sailing to "rescue" an abducted elf child in the possession of a "Vulpess" (this is kind of a shape-shifty, illusion-magic-casting Fox Lady, ergo the title) and before long ,and true to form, a reluctant Geralt is all that stands between them and certain destruction and/or madness, etc. (view spoiler)[ Is it even a spoiler to say that in this Witcher story it turns out to be the Monster who exhibits the most "Humanity" while the greedy and craven quarrelling of the crew of merchants and mercenaries reveals their baser instincts? Well, I'll tag is as such anyway since I suppose there's always the chance this will be at least one person's FIRST Witcher story. I feel it was well played out, however, and I did NOT see the final (happy) twist coming given how grim everything had been up till that point. (hide spoiler)]

  7. 5 out of 5

    Maedeh (aka Maya)

    Never choose a fight just to swing a sword. You'll only cut into more troubles than you already have. Well, this one was absolutely fantastic! Also, Geralt should wear a t-shirt that says "I TOLD YOU!". Seriously, this man hunts monsters for a living, and still, there are dumb people who don't listen to him and almost always pay with their lives. Never choose a fight just to swing a sword. You'll only cut into more troubles than you already have. Well, this one was absolutely fantastic! Also, Geralt should wear a t-shirt that says "I TOLD YOU!". Seriously, this man hunts monsters for a living, and still, there are dumb people who don't listen to him and almost always pay with their lives.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)

    The story begins with The Witcher boarding a ship with his companion Adaggio in order to protect the crew as they rescue a royal family’s kidnapped elf daughter. When The Witcher discovers she’s been kidnapped by a Vulpess he deems the mission impossible and suggests they turn around. Of course, the crew hasn’t told The Witcher everything and he then is faced with a vengeful and powerful foe. “The Vulpesses are part fox, part elf, but entirely female...so pretty hard to fathom. Mystery, whimsy The story begins with The Witcher boarding a ship with his companion Adaggio in order to protect the crew as they rescue a royal family’s kidnapped elf daughter. When The Witcher discovers she’s been kidnapped by a Vulpess he deems the mission impossible and suggests they turn around. Of course, the crew hasn’t told The Witcher everything and he then is faced with a vengeful and powerful foe. “The Vulpesses are part fox, part elf, but entirely female...so pretty hard to fathom. Mystery, whimsy, mischief – they’re at the core their nature.” Similar to when I reviewed the The Witcher: House of Glass, I have not read The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, seen the TV series The Hexer, or played the video games, so unlike many reviewers I have no comparison. I enjoyed this but I got into the House of Glass much faster and the suspense was much better in that one, in my opinion. It still is a great, creepy tale and I am excited to continue this series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Morrell

    Geralt goes off on a side quest and runs into trouble, of course! A nice diversion if you like The Witcher, no real meat otherwise.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Monsour

    3.5 stars or even moooorrreee :) The fox child, is part of the story in the latest witcher book "Season of Storm". Where they add some, and cut some parts in the book to make a solid ending for this comic. Just like the previews witcher comic I've read I haven't had any liking to the artwork but still if you're into good geralt story I really recommend this. But for plot convenient you should read the book first before reading this one. 3.5 stars or even moooorrreee :) The fox child, is part of the story in the latest witcher book "Season of Storm". Where they add some, and cut some parts in the book to make a solid ending for this comic. Just like the previews witcher comic I've read I haven't had any liking to the artwork but still if you're into good geralt story I really recommend this. But for plot convenient you should read the book first before reading this one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

    Adapted from a chapter of the Season of Storms book, Fox Children reads like another awesome "side mission" of Geralt of Rivia, this book sent me right back to the world of The Witcher: Wild Hunt, the way Paul Robin writes Geralt is spot on, and I loved all the new companions and the she-beast, the art style is also really cool. I feel relieved this comic book series is being published by Dark Horse, they know their stuff and The Witcher fits like a glove in their catalogue, if you're a fan of t Adapted from a chapter of the Season of Storms book, Fox Children reads like another awesome "side mission" of Geralt of Rivia, this book sent me right back to the world of The Witcher: Wild Hunt, the way Paul Robin writes Geralt is spot on, and I loved all the new companions and the she-beast, the art style is also really cool. I feel relieved this comic book series is being published by Dark Horse, they know their stuff and The Witcher fits like a glove in their catalogue, if you're a fan of the Mignolaverse and similar titles, this is a easy pick for you, don't worry if you never played the game before, easy world to get into.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ashes

    2.5* It's basically Season of Storms but as a graphic novel, so no wonder I didn't particularly like it. And I'm not sure why I didn't like the art here, because I think the artist is the same as in House of Glass(?), which I really liked. Let's see how good or bad is Curse of Crows then! 2.5* It's basically Season of Storms but as a graphic novel, so no wonder I didn't particularly like it. And I'm not sure why I didn't like the art here, because I think the artist is the same as in House of Glass(?), which I really liked. Let's see how good or bad is Curse of Crows then!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Youssef Almkari

    The Vulpese is such a terrifying creature that oozes originality and is yet another well constructed horror looming within the Witcher lore.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jackson

    I read Fox Children as the second story in The Witcher Omnibus. *This will be a spoiler-free review.* As stated in my review for the first story; House of Glass , this omnibus is my first experience with graphic novels, so I may not be the most qualified to judge their quality in that regard, but I have been following the adventures of Geralt and company for over a decade now via both Sapkowski's novels and CD Projekt Red's games. In Fox Children we find Geralt and his Dwarven friend, Addario, I read Fox Children as the second story in The Witcher Omnibus. *This will be a spoiler-free review.* As stated in my review for the first story; House of Glass , this omnibus is my first experience with graphic novels, so I may not be the most qualified to judge their quality in that regard, but I have been following the adventures of Geralt and company for over a decade now via both Sapkowski's novels and CD Projekt Red's games. In Fox Children we find Geralt and his Dwarven friend, Addario, looking for passage to Novigrad via the river Pontar. The ship they happen to catch a ride on is hiding a dangerous secret. I thought this was an interesting story. It's a little lighter on action than the usual Witcher escapade, but it takes more of a phycological angle, whilst still maintaining a dark and sinister tone. Again it utilises the trademark morally-grey themes and decisions that Geralt is accustomed to facing, and it applies them to a story featuring a type of being that we haven't seen very much of in the Witcher universe, and I must say that I rather enjoyed it. ~ 'Men need to learn. With monsters or animals or even each other, sometimes the best course of action... is to leave things alone.' ~ • Story: 4/5 - A tidy story that is of a different type to a lot of the others. • Art: 4/5 - Good quality, featuring the same artist as in the previous story, Joe Querio. • Colour: 3/5 - Nothing that particularly stands out. Less atmospheric than the previous title. I shall definitely be continuing through this omnibus, and I look forward to seeing what the rest of these stories contain! _____________________ Thanks for reading my review! Please feel free to follow me or add me as a friend if you haven't already, and keep your eyes peeled in the near future for my reviews of the remaining few Witcher graphic novels. I hope you are all looking after yourselves and enjoying your current reads! Until next time!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rick Brose

    I bought this volume forgetting that I had read the first and was not a big fan. I am glad I did though. This second volume was an improvement. The story felt more cohesive and the art was less distracting. I enjoyed the stoicism of Geralt amidst the troubles around him, and the creatures were cool.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    A beautifully illustrated and largely faithful adaptation of one of the interesting side-stories from the Witcher novels.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

    Ah, here we go. This is more in line with my normal opinion of the franchise. So many issues with this one, which is sad because there were some fairly cool ideas happening. Full review to come.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Corey

    I haven't had the pleasure of reading the novels of the witcher yet because I've been absolutely swamped with school work so these graphic novels will have to do for now I haven't had the pleasure of reading the novels of the witcher yet because I've been absolutely swamped with school work so these graphic novels will have to do for now

  19. 5 out of 5

    47Time

    We get solid fantasy this time around as well, with the added benefit of a bit of piracy and slavery, more creatures and witcher magic, and humor from the main character. Even he seems powerless when faced with the evil in this story. He proves that fighting is not the only way to deal with evil in the world. And loses his swords - poor show, Geralt. Geralt joinw a ship of men with a secret mission to rescue Xymena de Sepulveda, the daughter of a rich woman, from a vulpess. Geralt discovers that We get solid fantasy this time around as well, with the added benefit of a bit of piracy and slavery, more creatures and witcher magic, and humor from the main character. Even he seems powerless when faced with the evil in this story. He proves that fighting is not the only way to deal with evil in the world. And loses his swords - poor show, Geralt. Geralt joinw a ship of men with a secret mission to rescue Xymena de Sepulveda, the daughter of a rich woman, from a vulpess. Geralt discovers that in reality they have a vulpess on board that they plan to sell. He orders them to return to shore and release the fox child, that being the only way to escape the vengeance of her mother. This becomes moot when the fox child is accidentally killed by a crewmember. (view spoiler)[They decide to flee as fast as they can, but the fox mother catches up to them. She uses her powers of illusion to confuse the navigator and gets them lost among some islands. Her powers make good use of the very real dangers of the island creatures, so the crew and even Geralt never know what is real and what's not. Geralt protects the fox child's body when the crew try to throw it and her killer overboard, desperate to be rid of the fox mother and return home. She suddenly appears on the ship and takes her child away without hurting the ones responsible for her death. Her final illusion is of a safe village. The crew, except Geralt and his companions, get killed by deadly leeches. The fox mother warns Geralt that he hasn't seen the last of her. Fortunately, during their following meeting she reveals that the fox child was alive all along, only playing dead. The fox mother almost seems to thank Geralt for his actions, then she warns him that the world is an illusion and leaves. (hide spoiler)]

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brendan

    This was an interesting read and I have heard that they are adapting the Polish to English version of the story next year sometime. I liked the book but not nearly as much as House of Glass, the series shares the world of the game as opposed to the novels. I had found the world of The Witcher through Witcher 3 but I have the novels more in depth and haunting compared to the game. This story attempts a lot and fails to provide the depth it seeks, I would've liked some of the supporting characters This was an interesting read and I have heard that they are adapting the Polish to English version of the story next year sometime. I liked the book but not nearly as much as House of Glass, the series shares the world of the game as opposed to the novels. I had found the world of The Witcher through Witcher 3 but I have the novels more in depth and haunting compared to the game. This story attempts a lot and fails to provide the depth it seeks, I would've liked some of the supporting characters to be reduced to combat a lot of the clunky dialogue. Apparently I have another book in the series to read but it isn't out yet, this is a good addition to the series and good for all the fans out there.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Max Taylor

    GOOD Look, this story was a lot of fun. I loved the monsters in this, and the entire premise. Although some characters acted too dumb for my liking, it was really cool. Better than the first. But the dialogue… it was less nonsensical, but when there are lines like “Vulpesses are part fox, part elf, but entirely FEMALE… so pretty hard to fathom. MYSTERY, WHIMSY, MISCHIEF— they’re at the core of their nature”… it’s hard not to cringe. I understand these characters live in a sexist world, but to not GOOD Look, this story was a lot of fun. I loved the monsters in this, and the entire premise. Although some characters acted too dumb for my liking, it was really cool. Better than the first. But the dialogue… it was less nonsensical, but when there are lines like “Vulpesses are part fox, part elf, but entirely FEMALE… so pretty hard to fathom. MYSTERY, WHIMSY, MISCHIEF— they’re at the core of their nature”… it’s hard not to cringe. I understand these characters live in a sexist world, but to not really address that and to keep these characters stating sexist things that are considered factual in this world…… I’m starting to question these writers. These all male writers.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    With this one I enjoyed the story more, because it was really just like another short novel from Sapkowski about Geralt but in a comic form. Literally. The true Witcher theme was almost tangible and that is definitely what I want from those other stories from difirent authors who decided to work with Geralt and Witcher's world in general. Because I want to feel like I'm reading about Geralt I know and love. The House of Glass (The Witcher: Volume 1.) was giving me that feeling, but less against With this one I enjoyed the story more, because it was really just like another short novel from Sapkowski about Geralt but in a comic form. Literally. The true Witcher theme was almost tangible and that is definitely what I want from those other stories from difirent authors who decided to work with Geralt and Witcher's world in general. Because I want to feel like I'm reading about Geralt I know and love. The House of Glass (The Witcher: Volume 1.) was giving me that feeling, but less against this "sequel" in comic series about our beloved witcher. ;) Excited for Volume 3.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ilkhom Turgunboyev

    I think it is well-written and beautifully illustrated. I was really impressed with Tobin's use of language and his ability to use words in a new and interesting way. There is a lot of dark humor in this book that makes it even more exciting. I loved all the creatures and wanted more of them, but there was just too much going on in this book and it did feel like Tobin could not incorporate everything he wanted to into his narrative. I think it is a great read for adults who are interested in fan I think it is well-written and beautifully illustrated. I was really impressed with Tobin's use of language and his ability to use words in a new and interesting way. There is a lot of dark humor in this book that makes it even more exciting. I loved all the creatures and wanted more of them, but there was just too much going on in this book and it did feel like Tobin could not incorporate everything he wanted to into his narrative. I think it is a great read for adults who are interested in fantasy fiction and would like something different from the traditional medieval myths we are used to reading.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anya

    The art style still hurts my eyes, but at least Geralt is Geralt.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Grant Wood

    4 stars to say I liked it

  26. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    This volume tells the story of Geralt and his companion Addario bording a ship on a quest to protect a crew from themselves as they discover the ship crew has stolen a cub from a powerful Vulpess who wants her back at all costs. Not a bad story. It's separate from vol.1 which is nice. To re-iterate, I've only seen the Netflix series so I don't have a lot to reference this comic too but I did enjoy this volume. I found it a a great standalone as I nothing in this volume connected to the last and a This volume tells the story of Geralt and his companion Addario bording a ship on a quest to protect a crew from themselves as they discover the ship crew has stolen a cub from a powerful Vulpess who wants her back at all costs. Not a bad story. It's separate from vol.1 which is nice. To re-iterate, I've only seen the Netflix series so I don't have a lot to reference this comic too but I did enjoy this volume. I found it a a great standalone as I nothing in this volume connected to the last and all in all it was a good story filled with action, adventure, and solid illustrations.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ With The Witcher: Volume 2 we have a contained and complete story separate from volume 1; the previous book does not need to be read first in order to enjoy Fox Children. Gamers looking to expand the world beyond The Wild Hunt and Assassins of Kings will find familiar territory and enjoy the story. Those new to the world of the Witcher can also begin with Fox Children since it is a standalone and can serve as a decent More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ With The Witcher: Volume 2 we have a contained and complete story separate from volume 1; the previous book does not need to be read first in order to enjoy Fox Children. Gamers looking to expand the world beyond The Wild Hunt and Assassins of Kings will find familiar territory and enjoy the story. Those new to the world of the Witcher can also begin with Fox Children since it is a standalone and can serve as a decent introduction to the character. Both the game designer and writer Tobin collaborated and note that the game has many elements drawn from comic/graphic novel conventions and therefore this is a very accessible piece appealing to a wide audience. Story: The Witcher joins with a dwarf Adaggio to protect a ship's crew attempting to rescue a wealthy Elf's kidnapped daughter. But the task is not so easily accomplished and it will take all of the Witcher's talents and skills in order to survive the illusions and traps set by a vengeful vulpess. The story is very straightforward but definitely captures the dialogue and personalities from the games (more so than the novels, in which the speech patterns (and often humor) are less defined). Although the author does attempt to bring in some moral complexities, the simplistic nature of the story does result in a pat solution/ending. Perhaps that was the most disappointing aspect of Fox Children since so many of the quests/plots in Witcher involve ambivalence and nuance. There's a lot of padding in the middle that devolved to 'fight monster x then fight monster y' that perhaps pandered a bit too much to the gamers without bringing more to the storyline. The art is serviceable and the characters look the part. There were some really ugly drawings in there, however, where faces were distorted or simply colored in without any features. The Witcher, especially, ended up being very nebulously defined, often viewed either extreme close up (e.g., cat-like eyeballs) or long shot pullbacks where he's pretty much a lump with a white ponytail. Especially those who recently played the game and have the incredible animation still in their memory might be a bit disappointed as I was by the illustration work on the Witcher himself. That said, the rest of the art was solid and told the story well. While this is a newbie-friendly self contained story, I did find it a bit bloated and lacking the complexity of a Witcher game subplot. Certainly, the author captured the curt, 'dropped article' dialogue and grounded logic/wisdom of Geralt. As well, the misogynistic "women are insane and especially the ones I'm involved with" is intact here. The author and illustrator know the Witch lore, characters, novels, and games well and have done a decent job of staying true to their source material. And yet, the story does exactly what the Witcher games did not: it gives a fairly straightforward, 'kill the monsters' quest with a happy ending. That's a shame since the Witcher games and novels are about not having pat answers to life's difficulties thrown at Geralt - whose victories are Pyrrhic more often than not. In all, I am glad I bought it. The physical, soft cover book is beautifully presented and includes artwork from the game as well as covers from the comics. The printing is crisp and the colors rich. But yes, I did hope for more.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chiblutis

    Another beautiful installment of the witcher. The tale was wonderful and the artwork just realistic enough for me to get lost in this world.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    One of the things I enjoy about The Witcher, in my limited experience, is that just as often as there are horrible evil creatures that deserve death, there are horrible evil humans who need it just as much. This is one of those stories. When the monsters are killing people, you entirely get the reasons why and it's hard not to root for them to keep doing it. One of the things I enjoy about The Witcher, in my limited experience, is that just as often as there are horrible evil creatures that deserve death, there are horrible evil humans who need it just as much. This is one of those stories. When the monsters are killing people, you entirely get the reasons why and it's hard not to root for them to keep doing it.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Justin

    “Every star in the sky’s the spittle of a horn player, spat out when he hits the high notes.”

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