Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski


Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski is a collection of short stories about the adventures of Geralt of Rivia.  It was translated from the original Polish into English by David French.  The book is clearly a fantasy novel.

Geralt is obviously the protagonist.  The short stories shed light on various characters you meet in the full length novels and the video game series.  Yennefer makes an appearance as does Dandelion.  There is also a story involving Ciri before the destruction of Cintra.

Garalt shows the reader his stubborn streak, his unquenchable fascination for/with Yennefer, his soft spot for doing the right thing when- it isn’t always the easy thing and the complexities of being a man devoid of regular human emotion.  He is one scary dude, he is your enemy and your best friend if you are one if the people he cares for. I would gladly sit down and have a bear or two with Geralt and friends.

Five out of five stars for being another fascinating installment in the Witcher universe. There is something deeply magical and compelling about these novels.  Reading them here in the woods with the wind howling through the pine trees provided the perfect backdrop and setting for a Witcher novel.


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