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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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Martyn_J_Pass
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Soooooooo hyped for the upcoming Netflix series of ‘The Witcher‘. I‘m working through the books as we speak and although I find the themes heavy handed, they‘re great sword and sorcery tales.

Gezemice Ooooh, I would love to see that, too. The books are excellent. And the game is awesome. And Geralt... well. Easy on the eyes. 2mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Gezemice I‘ve not played the game but I might check it out now. And yeah, even I can appreciate Mr Cavill lol 2mo
Gezemice @Martyn_J_Pass I was actually referring to the game. 😍 It is very good. Great dialogue and game play,too. And the graphics are stunning. 2mo
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Martyn_J_Pass @Gezemice Sorry, my heart belongs to Lydia from Skyrim 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
Gezemice @Martyn_J_Pass Lol, I playd that, too. Many lost nights. The Witcher is similar but better in my opinion, as in, way better story and dialogue. You can only play as Geralt, though. And sometimes as Ciri. 2mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Gezemice I‘m going to have to get a copy for my PS. Does it differ a lot from the stories? 2mo
Gezemice @Martyn_J_Pass It is based on the stories - same characters and settings, but it has a different storyline. There are multiple outcomes depending on the choices you make. 2mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Gezemice Ah, I see. I‘ll buy a copy as soon as I get paid lol 2mo
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toofondofbooks
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I'm reading this series in the recommended order. The first two are a collection of short stories that introduce the characters and do some world building. As short stories, some are better than others but overall I'm falling for this story. I cannot recommend the audio narrator, Peter Kenny enough. He was excellent and I felt right in the story with him. On to the next which is the first full length novel 💥

LoveToReadLiveToRead I‘m doing the same and am just about to start this one. 3mo
MellieAntoinette Oooh I‘m about 20% in on this one! The personality of these characters just leaps off the page! 3mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“An honorable duel. With a stupid reptile? Not a chance!”

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MellieAntoinette
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“Well, we‘ve got the issue of knightly honor out of the way. Knightly honor is lying there, groaning softly.”

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MellieAntoinette
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“Well, we‘ve got the issue of knightly honor out of the way. Knightly honor is lying there, groaning softly.”

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Ross
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Went on a pretty rough hike yesterday. I loaded my pack with a book, a sandwich, a hoody, and some sweatpants. I figured it would be cold at the waterfall, and I like to read at the top when I‘m on my own.

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Ross
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This shit got me SHOOK! I‘m LOVING this story. I just finished this (2nd in the series) and after I finish this post and climb into bed, I‘m starting the next one in the series. 2 down, 5 to go!

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Ross
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I‘m really digging this series. This is the second book in the series. This guy REALLY gets it. You should check it out.

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Decayy
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So let's start this right #24in48 @24in48
Only 95% to go.

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Decayy
Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski

This Witcher ain't too bad :D

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PathfinderNicole
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Christmas book haul! 🎄🎄 My kiddo woke up at 6:30 which meant I had to wake up at 6:30 and boy am I sleepy! Going to spend the rest of the day eating snacks, watching movies, and doing a puzzle while the hubs sleeps and the boy plays! But at 4 going to FaceTime my auntie and grandma and play Christmas Trivial Pursuit! Happy Holidays to those celebrating today and a wonderful day to those who don‘t!

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Branwen
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Spending this hot summer afternoon relaxing with this cutie! And books, of course! 😁😸 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 1y
Branwen @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! 😃💕 1y
blondie So adorable!! 1y
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 1y
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missbrewbrew
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A Little Sacrifice and a little spring break breakfast.
Good morning. How are you?

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missbrewbrew
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Read, play, read, play.....
I haven't actually played any of The Witcher games but I didn't expect the emotional depth the books have.

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Bookworm54
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#Godzilla is basically a mutated rampaging sea monster. In the short story ‘A Little Sacrifice‘ Geralt fights with some fish people who are fierce soldiers living in an underground city. We don‘t find out much about them in this story, but they definitely don‘t like people coming near their home!

The fish people are based on the Vodyanoi of Slavic mythology.

#MonsterMadness2017

Image from witcherwiki

LibrarianRyan Love it. 🤓👍👻 2y
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Bookworm54
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"It's like they said! Geralt! It's like they said! Am I your destiny? Say it! Am I your destiny?"
Yurga saw the Witcher's eyes. And was very astonished. He heard his wife's soft weeping, felt the trembling of her shoulders. He looked at the Witcher and waited, tensed, for his answer. He knew he would not understand it, but he waited for it. And heard it.
"You're more than that, Ciri. Much more."

This book was so good! ❤️❤️❤️

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Bookworm54
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I haven't had much time to party this weekend, but I am taking some time this morning for #LitsyPartyOfOne and #LOTRChapterADay

Today's chapter is Helm's Deep. I am loving my first read of LOTR so I'm looking forward to continuing!

I plan on finishing Sword of Destiny this morning, as I only have one story left. The Witcher series so far is amazing and I recommend it to everyone 💕

This mornings reading is accompanied by a vanilla chai latte ☕️

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Bookworm54
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A Little Sacrifice is my favourite story in this anthology so far. Elements of the little mermaid, a sunken underground city inhabited by aggressive fish people, and a love interest that wasn't Yennefer! (I am not a Yennefer fan). Plus a bittersweet ending. Perfect! 💕

(Images from DeviantArt and Pinterest)

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Bookworm54
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Sunday morning reading ☺️

JazzFeathers I own the first book in this series. Haven't read it yet, but l have a feeling that it is an unusual twist to a usual topic 😊 2y
Bookworm54 @JazzFeathers I am loving them so far! I don't know much polish folklore, which I think most of the creatures are based on, but with The Last Wish especially a lot of the stories were familiar. There was one very similar to the original beauty and the beast, and Snow White. It's so interesting and the characters are well developed even throughout the short stories 😊 2y
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Bookworm54
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"It was not a gradual, blurred transformation, or a hazy, pulsating trembling as with an illusion. It was as sudden as the blink of an eye. Where a second before had stood a curly-haired knight in a tunic decorated with three black birds, now sat a golden dragon, gracefully extending its long, slender neck. Inclining its head, the dragon spread its wings, dazzlingly gold in the sunshine."

Image by wieszcza, depicting Vea, Tea, & Villentretenmerth

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Bookworm54
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Straight from one dungeon lurking basilisk to another!

🤣🤣🤣

#HarryPotter #Witcher #Basilisk

Pruzy Any advice on where to start with The Witcher series? 2y
Bookworm54 @Pruzy This is my first time reading them, and there is some conflicting advice, especially about where Sword of Destiny comes into it. Most people seem to advise starting with The Last Wish which is an anthology introducing Geralt. Then it seems that half the people read the next anthology Sword of Destiny and the other half read the first of the novels Blood of Elves. :) 2y
Pruzy @Bookworm54 Nice! The Last Wish is where I'll begin! 2y
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Gezemice
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Just as good as The Last Wish, with more emphasis on Geralt's character and his relationships, especially the haunting, bittersweet, complicated love affair with the sorceress Yennefer. Ciri, the Child of Destiny gives Geralt another tender side. Writing is still sharp, action still great. Some stories are serious, others fun - the doppler story was brilliant.

Now I am onto the Witcher saga. I have fallen for Geralt. ❤😍😊
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InLibrisVeritas I had no idea there were books about the games! Or is it the other way around? 3y
Gezemice @InLibrisVeritas The games are based on the books, which are very popular in Poland. But they were only recently translated to English. Sword of Destiny was actually the first written but second in order, and only came out in English in 2015. 3y
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Voldenae
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I love The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and found out that the games were based on books. I had to have them. They give amazing back story into characters and are many times directly reference in the game itself