Sword of Destiny
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Geralt the Witcher battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike in Sword of Destiny, the second collection of adventures in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless hunter. Yet he is no ordinary killer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. Sword of Destiny is the follow up to The Last Wish, and together they are the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world.Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of DestinyWitcher novelsBlood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of StormsHussite TrilogyThe Tower of FoolsWarriors of GodTranslated from original Polish by David French
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"3.5 stars. Can't really give this review without spoilers. Honestly this moved around way to much for my taste and yes I know it's short stories but everytime the audiobook paused Geralt was in a different place a different time and not always in sequence. I do enjoy his character and watching it build up into something grand. <br/><br/>The parts I loved the most was when you met his mother and Ciri. But most of the short stories didn't seem to really matter just mundane things happening. Maybe they will come to light when I read Blood Elves.<br/><br/>I think I will keep reading though because the intrigue of Geralt and Ciri is too great. I need to know their story. I was happy to read these shorts, it shed light on many things and how destiny can not be thwarted.<br/><br/>Oh p.s. If I hear lilac and gooseberries one more time in the next audiobooks I might just turn into a monster and find a Witchers silver sword to impale myself on......"
"Listen, I love these books, love the characters love the world…but if you can’t write any woman be it a side or main or passing character without commenting on her attractiveness or her boobs that’s bad writing. I’d give this 5 stars if it weren’t for the sheer eye rolling I did every other page when someone casually slaps a woman’s butt or when a woman upon meeting Geralt one time immediately wants to sleep with him (every single one) or when an otherwise complex female character is whittled down to being vain and only caring about her attractiveness (not because she wants to be attractive for herself, but always for the benefit of men or in order to manipulate men). Play a game while reading this and see when the author introduces a woman—any woman, be she 60 or literally 12—and see how long it takes for her attractiveness or lack of it to be brought up, every single time."
"Since the games are loosely based on the books, I'll have to say that the characters in the game are a bit out of character. However, reading these short stories gives you a better view on the characters' backgrounds and some history, and they were all a good read. That Zeugl and the golden dragon Geralt refers to in the Witcher 3 are revealed in these stories."