***** (5 out of 5) · Books · Fantasy

Review: Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny

by Andrzej Sapkowski

translated by Danusia Stok

narrated by Peter Kenny



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I think I liked Sword of Destiny even more than The Last Wish! I am still slightly obsessed with The Witcher and an super excited to listen to the next book.  I’m still kind of amazed how they pulled all the different tv episodes from the short stories and made them into a cohesive show.  Though while the episodes that followed the stories from the first book were fairly accurate, the stories they followed from this book they took a lot more liberties.  (like who was actually involved in which story) But I still loved both the book and the adaptation.

And Geralt is amazing. He is dark and brooding but yet he cares deeply, even though he would (and does) deny it.  I love his relationships with both Dandelion and Ciri.  Both are kind of helpless and he plays the role of both protector and friend. (in his own gruff way) I am hoping the next book goes more into Ciri, she seems awesome.  (And my friend who hasn’t read the books but has played the video games accidentally spoiled some stuff for me so I am thinking she will be in the next books!)

Anyway, I’m super excited and still obsessed! So I recommend reading these books!

On a slightly unrelated note, I love these memes right now, so here are the LinkedIn/Twiter/Instagram/Tinder Witcher Versions:

25 thoughts on “Review: Sword of Destiny

  1. Ooh I really want to read this one as well, I loved the last wish! Unfortunately I’m not the only one who wants to read it, because the queue for the book at the library is so long..
    Great review!


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    1. Oooh I hope you get it soon! I have about 5 audible credits saved up and I didn’t want to use them all on the same series, but I didn’t want to wait for the library either (mine was a 10 week wait) so I ended up getting them on Audible haha. Thanks!

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  2. I enjoyed this one more as well. I think the last 25% or so especially as the lead-up to the big meeting 😉 was finally getting under way. Should be fun to actually read their relationship develop and then watch it next year! Also really looking forward to Ciri and Yennifer’s interactions could be a lot of great stuff to mine there!

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    1. You didn’t miss them haha I have been gone. And I’m just sorta back. I was getting super overwhelmed and wasn’t loving it anymore, so I am cutting back drastically. I’m thinking just reviews for the time being, so maybe one post a week instead of 7. I just couldn’t keep up with it!


  3. I’m reading this one right now, still in the first story of the collection, but I have seen the whole first season of the show. I’m in such a Witcher mood right now. I want to binge the whole series, re-watch the show, and play the games. I’m forcing myself to space it all out a bit though. It’s going to be a long wait for the release of season two.

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    1. I’m in the same spot!! I binged the show in two days and NEEDED more! So now I am reading the books. Then I might try playing the games. I have a console but rarely play video games, but who knows maybe this one will hook me since the TV show and the books did 😀 One of my friends accidentally spoiled some of the book stuff because we didn’t know the video games take place after the books. He hadn’t read the books but told me about the game, and I learned stuff I don’t want to know, so now I don’t want to start the game until after I finish the books!

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      1. My fiance is most of the way through the main storyline of Witcher 3, so I’ve probably picked up a few things that are probably spoilers, but I don’t think that will ruin my excitement over reading the books, because so much is not adapted over.

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  4. LOL. That meme is too funny. I’m not as sold on the TV show as I feel like others are. I know it’s getting rave reviews but I just feel like they didn’t stay true really to Dandelion’s character, and the narrative feels all jumbled. I realize The Last Wish is told as a series of short stories (all jumbled), but there were so many different ones for them to tell before jumping into the Ciri narrative! I wished it had been more episodic to highlight how people in the world feel about Witchers and why Geralt is so hated but also what makes him special. I feel like a lot of that was lost and it resulted in a Geralt I didn’t care about. I’m also not a fan of the actor so there’s that.

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    1. I have few friends that didn’t like the show (but they haven’t read the books) I just finished Blood of Elves and it seems like that one at least was mostly about Ciri, so it kind of makes sense to me that the show wanted to get into her story. I liked Henry Cavill as Geralt, but that could be influenced by me watching the show first! I didn’t like who they got to play Ciri tho, I feel like she doesn’t have enough spunk and snark to her!

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      1. That’s one of my main complaints. I didn’t even realize for awhile that Ciri was Ciri because her casting and writing are so wildly wrong. If you played the games at all you’d know. She’s not a damsel in distress- she’s perfectly capable of saving herself thanks.

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