Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

March 13th, 2020 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

13th Mar
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Sword of Destiny
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Length: 12 hours and 48 minutes
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Last Wish, in the series that inspired The Witcher video games.

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...

fantasy magical Monsters well written

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski is another collection of short stories and for fans of the Netflix series most of these appeared in season one. Monsters and destiny await you. Grab your earbuds because Peter Kenny rocks the narration. 🎧

While the Witcher series begins with Blood of Elves, I think reading or listening to these short stories first help add depth and endear you to the characters. I loved seeing more of Dandelion and Yennifer, not to mention Geralt of Rivia.

This collection has love stories, monsters, humor, death and more. A dragon hunt begins our story, and we learn more about dragons and Witchers. We see more of the romance and complications of Yennifer and Geralt. It pains me, yet I want them together.

A retelling of the mermaid tale was by far my favorite and most excellent on audio. I find it fascinating that the Witcher speaks so many languages. It also reaffirmed my respect fear of the deep blue sea! The mimic story was a good one, if not humorous.

Peter Kenny narrates and does so brilliantly. From the characters to the adventures, he enhanced the story and held me captive.

The Sword of Destiny was the most important story named after the title of the collection. We get a proper introduction to Ciri and grasp the connections. I am now ready to begin the full-length stories!

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About Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski, born June 21, 1948 in Łódź, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, The Witcher (Wiedźmin), was published in Fantastyka, Poland’s leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. Sapkowski has created a cycle of tales based on the world of The Witcher, comprising three collections of short stories and five novels. This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the 1990s.

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8 Responses to “Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski”

  1. Ailyn Koay

    I didn’t know you liked Witcher series. I hear that the series is pretty well written

  2. Olivia Roach

    While I haven’t played the game or watched the tv series, you’re convincing me to maybe give these a go as audiobooks. Especially as you particularly recommend the narrator! I love mermaids so I think I would enjoy the mermaid retelling tale as well.

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