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Sword of Destiny
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. In this 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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Ddzmini
Sword of Destiny (the Witcher) | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Look what I got 😍😍😍

Gissy 😍❤️🖤 1mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Pickpick

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Certainly enhanced by picturing Henry & Anya in my mind, searching for the similarities/differences between the show & the book.

But, even that aside, this is a riveting, disorienting, wonderful story collection with plenty of humor & heart.
“The sword of destiny has two blades”
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5feet.of.fury
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Perfect view to see what‘s happening with Geralt and this mermaid 🧜🏽‍♀️⚔️

Bklover Looks wonderful!!! 🏝 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Hampton & Gerald. So giddy when we get to Dandelion …& Yennefer.

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Zoes_Human
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Pickpick

I could very much live without the whole Yennefer and Geralt ridiculousness, but otherwise, I fucking love this. The characterization is wonderfully true to class. The worldbuilding is excellent and excellently executed. The classic tropes of European style fantasy are served up in refreshing ways. All in all, delightful.

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Smlambert725
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski

“‘But did you know destiny alone is not enough? That something more is necessary?‘
‘I don‘t understand‘.
‘You‘re not the only one. But that‘s how it is. Something more is needed. The problem is that…that I won‘t ever find out what.‘”
#June2022

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mdolan995
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So I‘m reading the series and my fiancé has read the books and told me there‘s an asterisk at the end of one of the stories, so of course I had to message him about it once I found it. I blocked out the spoiler!

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keithlafo
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Pickpick

Book #51 of the year! Loved the emotional depth in this collection. “A Shard of Ice” was probably my favorite story. Great set-up for the rest of the series, too.

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DcSunshine
Sword of Destiny (the Witcher) | Andrzej Sapkowski
Mehso-so

I watched the Netflix episode but immediately felt confused one episode in. I thought I‘d give the book a read as I also heard great things about the video game. So I was perplexed when the book was just ok, often convoluted, slow in parts and too quick in others. I‘m glad to have read it but it‘s not a recommendation from me

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Pash
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I did enjoy this, but not as much as The Last Wish. I read this as the second in the series on the recommendation of a friend and would recommend likewise. It gives more backstory to some of the characters that pads them out more. I woukd read this again.

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Mistry26
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Sword of destiny is another collection of short stories, following Geralts adventures and meeting his destiny!

My favourite story is The Sword Of Destiny when Geralt meets Ciri, his child of destiny .

The relationship between Geralt and Ciri is heart-warming and loved how this was portrayed. Ciri loves geralt as a father. She trusts him implicitly and knows that he will do anything he can to protect her.

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sdbruening
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Pickpick

To start, I was not liking this book as much as The Last Wish, but the last half was much better with the introduction of dryads, Ciri, his mother, and more serious stories. Dandelion is funny but the silly stories were in such contrast to what had already been set up. As far as fairy tales references, this one had The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, and The Wild Swans (or The Six Swans).

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sdbruening
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sdbruening
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🌲🎤🎼

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speljamr
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Mehso-so

This one wasn't the best I've read yet. It's another collection of short stories. I'm expecting better once I get into the core novels.

#fantasy

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Johanna414
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The Last Wish took me awhile to get into, I think I had to adjust to the writing style or something. But I hand no such issues with Sword of Destiny and thoroughly enjoyed it! Dandelion is undoubtedly my favorite character!

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BehindthePages
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3 more days until The Witcher season 2 is out! And today's quote in celebration is from Sword of Destiny! "What is truth? The negation of lies? Or the statement of a fact? And if the fact is a lie, what then is the truth?" #witcher #quotes #bookquotes #behindthepages

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Johanna414
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Lane and I have a yucky cold bug, so we took the day off while we wait for covid test results (I dont think its covid, but he has to test negative before he can go back to school). He's laying on the couch playing video games while I do some #audiocleaning - not a bad way to spend the day!
I'm loving the stories about Geralt and Dandelion- their friendship is the best!

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Deejak
La espada del destino | Andrzej Sapkowski
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El segundo libro de las aventuras de Geralt. En el podemos seguir adentrarnos en la personalidad y motivaciones del personaje.
Sin duda uno de los personajes más queridos para mí. Su profesionalismo, temores y humildad hace que sea un personaje realista en un entorno inverosímil.
Hubo capítulos que realmente me impactaron y conmovieron .. hace tiempo no sentía esa sensación de acongojo.

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EclecticBookLover
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Changing things up a bit and switching to this as my lunchtime read. Gotta prep for season 2 🤗

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Pash
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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I read this as the 2nd in the series on the recommendation of a friend, and glad I did. It helps to set the scene for the rest of the main story and it flows better this way I think. I didn't love this as much as The Last Wish as some location descriptions I found harder to visualise but still very enjoyable. If you are planning to watch the series I would read this and LW first because the show jumps around the timeline, this will help massively.

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MaJoRomeroDLV
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Buchbeeg
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Oh my heart! 'A Little Sacrifice' will get you right in the feels. I wasn't expecting that.....

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Buchbeeg
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Happy Birthday to me 🎉 Bookmail on your birthday is the best 😃

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Buchbeeg Thanks guys!!! 1y
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Booksbymybed
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Book 2 of the series, or rather another prequel. I look forward to the next one, it was quite entertaining.

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TheSpineView
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Pickpick

This is book the second book, as suggested reading order, in The Witcher series. Like the first it is a collection of short stories about Geralt of Rivia. Unlike book one, book two is more about character development and less about slaying dangerous creatures. Two new characters are introduced Dandelion, the bard, and Ciri, a young princess. I can see already that the last two stories will lead into other books in the series. Loved it!⬇️

TheSpineView Loved even more than book one. Looking forward to reading the next book. 5⭐ 2y
ShelleyBooksie I must be reading the books in the wrong order 2y
TheSpineView @ShelleyBooksie I don't think you have to read them in that order. It is only suggested. 2y
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Ellies_Books06
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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I'm actually having a reading burst. I'm reading a series and a collection of 8 books + a book. So its fun, considering that I don't feel well everyday.

#CurrentReads #JustEbooks #WeekendReads

-Innocent Lost (Sword and Magic Collection-book1)
-Sword of Destiny (The Witcher-book2)
-The Muse of Nightmares (Stranger The Dreamer-book2)
3. Oopsie Daisies by Iris Morland
@rachelsbrittain @TheSpineView

TheSpineView That's awesome! 🤩📖 2y
Ellies_Books06 @TheSpineView thank you! 😘 I'm such a slow reader but I'll give it a try 😉 2y
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ShelleyBooksie

@candority, @BookishTrish - my cupid swap package came today ♡♡♡

BookishTrish Sweeeet! 2y
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Traci1
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Pickpick

This was a fun collection of Witcher stories. I especially enjoy the ones featuring Dandelion, the bard. The narrator for the audio version is terrific.

Day One of #20in4 stats:
▪️9.5 hours reading (most of which was spent listening to this one, with a couple of hours reading Space Between Worlds in print)
▪️1 book complete

@Andrew65

Andrew65 This looks good. Great time 👏👏👏 2y
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broughtyoubooks
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Another book of shortish stories that seem to focus on the pull of people on Geralt. Was interesting to see how the Netflix series changes the events.

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TugstenDragon
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Started reading ebooks from the library again, but only had seven days to read it, 3 days left and only half way I have to hustle. Good so far very similar to the first book

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ctelford
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BekaReid
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Treating myself on a Friday afternoon. Such a gorgeous breezy day for a solo coffee date outside with a good book! (And support local businesses at the same time)

Mitch Sounds idyllic. Enjoy 🌟 2y
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TheSpineView
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Ordered the 2nd book in The Witcher and it came today! Yeah! Love #bookmail ❤📚🤩😍💙

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BehindthePages
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Pickpick

As I venture deeper into the world of The Witcher, I am becoming more entranced by the world and Geralt. He‘s such a realistic character in how he behaves and questions himself. At one point he held an internal monologue about awkward feelings of attraction. I was amazed at the exposure to such raw emotions and it made him all the more endearing to me. #fantasy

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/sword-of-destiny-by-andrzej-sapkowski

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Oldschool_millenial
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Mehso-so

Ok, mixed feels
Continued to enjoy learning more about the world, also the continuation of referencing/rewriting classic fairy tales; but it lagged in places and the portrayal of women (unsurprisingly) is bad like in it's predecessor. For better or worse, I'm so used to the latter that it doesn't phase me much when I encounter it in OLDER books
I'm still looking forward to seeing where the series goes.

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magicalshelves
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Panpan

2 ⭐️

After finishing The Last Wish and watching the first season of the The Witcher I was looking forward to this book but wow, IT WAS SO BORING. I didn‘t care about any of the characters and the short stories just slogged on and on and on. Also the portrayal of women in this book was really gross! I‘m going to give Blood of Elves a try but so far I am enjoying the show way more than the book series.
#thewitcher

Kenyazero Yeah the portrayal of women was pretty bad! I'm hoping the rest of the series is better. 2y
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GlitterGirl
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Homemade bagels and cappuccino (special delivery from a friend) with my new DIY glitter mug and the second short storie collection from The Witcher series!!!😍😍

#BlisOnASaturdayMorning

Bookwormjillk You‘ve got it all! 2y
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amma-keep-reading
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski

Reading/listening to these collections of short stories makes me ant to re-watch the show.

I am so happy I decided to start with the prequels. Now I am curious to read the full length novels.

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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

Great stories, worse treatment of women than the 1st book. It's clear that the narrator and every male character has a low opinion of women. Every time a woman comes in, one of the following is a hot topic: her child bearing ability, her body, her profession as a sex worker, her ability to nag, etc. #fantasy #sexism

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Connster
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I love the relationship between Geralt and Dandelion. 🧙‍♂️⚔️🦸🏻‍♂️🪕

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Connster
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It‘s not often that I post a selfie, but I really like this one! Captured ‘naturally‘ whilst ‘on a video call.‘ Read: staged as hell while waiting for said video call to start 😂 On another note, I‘m back into the Witcher books now, having just stopped part-way through the one that‘s tagged. 🧙‍♀️⚔️🔮🐙🦖

wanderinglynn Great photo! 2y
sprainedbrain I love your hair! 2y
Connster @wanderinglynn Thank you! 😁 2y
Connster @sprainedbrain Thank you! 😊 2y
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Fireheart
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I posted about being rather indifferent about "The Last Wish" and I'm even more so with this one. I really want to love it but it's just not clicking. Does it get better once you start "Blood of Elves"? I got the impression these were just background short stories and the series is more exciting. I don't want to give up but I have so many books to read and this is taking forever....

Oldschool_millenial I'm on that one. I read on Wikipedia that this one and “The Last Wish“ are collections of short stories that revolve around the character, so yes, I think it is background. “Blood of Elves“ is the first NOVEL in the saga. Then there's a standalone novel called “Season of Storms“, “set between short stores in 'The Last Wish.'“ I haven't got there yet so I cannot say if it's any better or worse. 2y
Connster I was very much the same when I started with this one. I read about half of the first story and then stopped for about six months. Once you get past the first couple of stories, it gets more compelling and fills a lot of the backstory, so stick with it! I did and I really enjoyed it in the end. 2y
Fireheart 👍 2y
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EllanaRose
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My #WitcherADay continues! The dragon episode was so good, but the story was better.

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alisiakae
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Pickpick

I finally finished a book this month! This was my 2nd Witcher book of short stories, and like the first it was a mixed bag. There were a few great ones, though, especially towards the end.

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alisiakae
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Loooong day. Had my new job training this morning via Zoom, then worked the rest of the afternoon. I can tell my eyes and wrists are going to need an adjustment period for spending so much time on the computer at once. Already ordered a better mouse and wrist support to help out. Too bad our office chair broke last week, need to order one of those now too!

So thankful to retreat to our bedroom and read for a bit!

TheLibrarian Heard last week that Staples was having a decent sale on office chairs and was offering free, next day delivery. Not sure if that‘s still happening or not. 2y
alisiakae @TheLibrarian Our chair that was worn out was a Staples office chair! I'm kind of hesitant to buy another one, it didn't last nearly as long as we had expected it too. 2y
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alisiakae
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1. Monster-hunting
2. Nope

In other news, I had a job interview yesterday for a PT gig and was hired on the spot! I start this week; it‘s work from home and flexible hours, exactly what I need right now. 🎉🎉 It‘s with an exam proctoring business. Outside my typical work wheelhouse, but freelance work has dried up almost completely, so at least it‘s something.

AmyK1 Congratulations! 2y
Lcsmcat That‘s great news! 2y
Freespirit Well done😊 2y
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SamAnne Nice to hear about someone getting a job rather than losing one. Congrats! 2y
AsYouWish Yay!!! Congrats on the job!!! 2y
alisiakae @AmyK1 @lcsmcat @Freespirit @SamAnne @AsYouWish Thank you!! My sister actually got a job last week as well! She graduated in December, and was starting to freak out because her initial job was put on hold in March because the state shut down all new hires. She starts next week at an addiction rehab clinic, and is really excited! 2y
ravenlee Wow! Congratulations to both you and your sister. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
SheReadsAndWrites 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations! 🎉 2y
Julsmarshall Congratulations! 2y
Gissy Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏 2y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's awesome! It is so good to see news like this. Congrats!🎉 2y
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