Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Posted December 18, 2019 by Silvia in Books / 13 Comments

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej SapkowskiSword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Series: The Witcher #0.75
Published by Gollancz on May 21, 2015
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Gift
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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 assassin.
His targets are the deadly monsters that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking work, but comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

Following the adventures of the previous short stories collection, The Last Wish, this anthology is not just another great read, but an essential one. Why, you ask? Because we are introduced to some of the most amazing (main) characters in the fantastical world Sapkowski has created, and we get a real glimpse of how destiny plays in this powerful universe . . .

Six stories to immerse yourself into, where a plot starts to form and forging bonds is sudden and unexpected—or is it? Destiny seems some kind of a foreign word to Geralt, no doubt certain events/revelations taking place during his journey prove to be quite challenging, especially if he keeps denying what is right in front of him . . . Trust me, you really don’t want to miss any of this! How everyone is connected, what they say and how they act, open the gate of a hell of a mind-blowing story, and perhaps it will even make you shed a tear—or two. Who said it has to necessarily be a sad one?

Engaging, magical, and touching. Read this anthology before starting to lose yourself in the first novel, you won’t regret the greater feeling you’ll get by doing so.


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13 responses to “Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

  1. I am currently right now on pins and needles for the show to air. I didn’t have a chance to read this before it airs and I don’t have the patience to avoid the series lol This sounds so damn cool!

    • The first two instalments, which are both collections of short stories, prepare you for the show, but you will going to enjoy it anyway! I’ve been a Witcher fan for quite a while now, I love playing the game and I sure love reading the books, so imagine how excited I am to watch it on Netflix ?

  2. I am so glad you finally read this!! I’ve been waiting to know what you thought about the book for months!! ?

    For me Sword of Destiny stirred a whole lot of feelings, and I can’t honestly wait to see how certain events are panned out in the Netflix series.

    • After this one, the main novels start. The two collection of short stories, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny (to be read in that order), are the ones the first season of the show focuses on. I watched all eight episodes yesterday and I loved it! It follows the books pretty well, and the things they changed to adapt it on TV still worked, but—without giving away any spoiler—you’ll get an even bigger emotional impact on something while reading. I actually suggest to read the books first because there are also a few lapses in time that otherwise might be a bit confusing to get while watching the story on the screen. Fantastic is a good way to describe the Witcher, btw ❤️

    • The show is leading to tons playing the games and reading the books, I’m quite happy on both fronts because I’m a HUGE fan of both and I couldn’t recommend them enough!!

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