Sword of Destiny

, #0.7

Paperback, 384 pages

English language

Published Nov. 27, 2015 by Orion Publishing Group.

ISBN:
978-1-4732-1153-7
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4 stars (12 reviews)

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. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.

This is a collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH. Join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike...

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Review of 'Sword of Destiny (The Witcher, #0.7)' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

піду проти течії, поставлю... трояка. чим, певно, здивую багатьох (знайомих і незнайомих) читачів, котрі оцінили на п'ятірку. причини бачу різні, але згадаю тут лише «найслабшу», суб'єктивну: чекав зовсім іншого від «відьмака», якоїсь запальної пригоди... отримав пафосне і сльозливе філосовствування від по-підлітковому зацикленого на закоханості, самозануреного персонажа, з потрійним повторюванням фраз за основний художній прийом. вирок: не позбавлене художньої цінності, але на мій смак і вимогу — навіть поруч не лежало з «грою престолів».

reviewed Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski (The Witcher, #0.7)

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4 stars

The second anthology of short stories about Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher, left me a bit cold at first. While it was fun to experience familiar characters from the game in their original written form, the stories themselves weren't great. This changed for me with the last two stories, which were about the Witcher's destiny, taking care of the Child of the Elder Blood, Ciri. As big fan of the Witcher 3, I loved that and am excited to read the actual series now, not just short stories.

It's really quite amazing how well the games capture the tonality and atmosphere of the books. Reading those stories I could hear Geralt just as he appears in the game, walking the streets of Novigrad.

I would probably only recommend this to fans of the games.

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