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The Bounds of Reason DRAGONS and a shocking twistA Shard of Ice Yennefer and Geralt angst with hints of a certain infamous stuffed unicorn Eternal Flame An intro to Dudu and Dopplers.A Little Sacrifice Mermaids, love and sea monstersThe Sword of Destiny A lost princess, Dryads and the bonds of destiny Something More The fall of a kingdom, and a law of surpriseI really enjoyed this short story collection,so than the first The The Bounds of Reason DRAGONS and a shocking twistA Shard of Ice Yennefer and Geralt angst with hints of a certain infamous stuffed unicorn Eternal Flame An intro to Dudu and Dopplers.A Little Sacrifice Mermaids, love and sea monstersThe Sword of Destiny A lost princess, Dryads and the bonds of destiny Something More The fall of a kingdom, and a law of surpriseI really enjoyed this short story collection,so than the first The Last Wish I think it helped that I had a better grounding in the lore and history of the world, and was less put off by the odd time jumps and pacing I will say that the second half is a lot snappier in pace, and introduces the wonderful Ciri, which helped propel this to a 4 star read for me.As always, I love Yennefer and Geralt I love the complexity to their relationship, often with years in between their meetings, yet the undeniable love they share for each other Destiny andbind them together, and their exchanges are always a delight to read I m really excited to dive into the proper novels in 2020 now that I feel I have a good background knowledge to our heroes Uh oh, I think my boyfriend Geralt is on strike I mean, why else would the Most Deliciously Scrumptious Witcher Ever aka the Super Hot if Slightly Mutant Monster Slayer MDSWEakatSHiSMMS butcher such a ridiculously low amount of supernatural beasts in this volume Well, I guess it is also possible that his evil boring twin took over while I was, um, otherwise engaged with some of my other harem, um, boarders and stuff Or maybe he was abducted by aliens, submitted to vigorous brain reprogramm Uh oh, I think my boyfriend Geralt is on strike I mean, why else would the Most Deliciously Scrumptious Witcher Ever aka the Super Hot if Slightly Mutant Monster Slayer MDSWEakatSHiSMMS butcher such a ridiculously low amount of supernatural beasts in this volume Well, I guess it is also possible that his evil boring twin took over while I was, um, otherwise engaged with some of my other harem, um, boarders and stuff Or maybe he was abducted by aliens, submitted to vigorous brain reprogramming sessions, and then shipped back to us via Expedited Shrimp Express ESE Who the fish knows In any case, there is way too little delicious slaughter here and way too much pondering on the meaning of life, destiny, blah blah blah and all that crap Not to mention the inordinate amount of Suicide Inducing Lovey Dovey Crap SILDC one has to bravely endure while reading this book Indeed.Okay, so there s some really good, err, what s the word for this Oh, yes, I remember now, stuff is the technical term I m looking for So yes, there is definitely some good stuff here a little bit of intrigue, a pinch of adventure, a dash of Let s Gleefully Hack at Things LGHaT , a speck of humor, a drop of shenanigans and a soup on of my homicidally sexy boyfriend Alas, unfortunately and stuff, sufficient to make this short story collection as yummilicious as The Last Wish this wasn t Most of the stories begin stupendously enough, I ll give you that, my Little Barnacles One opens with a basilisk, free warrior women and crayfish Which got me all excite because coming across my freshwater cousins in books always makes my exoskeleton tingle and stuff Another story begins with tentacles, serrated claws and mountains of exploding trash Which brought back fond memories of my past life as Marjory the Trash Heap Ah, good times.Then there is the story that kicks off with a delightfully capricious mermaid and later introduces super, um, friendly sea creatures And then the story that starts with most, um, welcoming monsters And severed limbs Oh, and let s not forget the one with the dryads So, you see, all the stories in this collection begin quite gloriously indeed The problem is, most of them then proceed to deflate like the proverbial if bloody shrimping souffl Because too many pointless ramblings and endless dialogues, not enough blood shedding Because too much allergy inducing relationship drama, not enough action And don t get me started on Yennefer Actually, no, please DO get me started on her To think I locked her up in my harem kindly offered her asylum after reading The Last Wish She was cool She was cunning She was badass She was hot She was mine But now It s pretty obvious the aliens kidnapped and then brainwashed her like they did Geralt Why else would she act like such an exasperatingly selfish or is it selfishly exasperating I forget bitch And the angst Bloody stinking fish, the angst There s enough of it here to feed a battalion of Thoroughly Frustrated New Adult Fangirls TFNAF Yeah,or less.But hey, it s not ALL bad view spoiler Just so you know, I deny ever writing what you are about to read It only exists in your alcohol drenched little head You shouldn t drink and read, you know It s not the most sensible behavior, you know Follow my example Drink chamomile tea at all times view spoiler That detector of yours is obviously broken, Young Man of the Silly Costume hide spoilerhide spoiler I mean, there s a super cute kid in two of the stories Her name is Ciri She made my black, withered heart do all kind of weird things First of all, it started beating, which was kind of, you know, spooky and stuff Then it kinda sorta felt like it was getting slightly squished and stuff Strange, err, what was that technical term again Oh yes, stuff Strange stuff Indeed Disgusting, too You have to admit that feeling so revoltingly emotional and human isn t really in my line of work I find the idea both terribly repulsive and horribly inadequate, to be honest So I very logically kidnapped Ciri For her own good, obviously Also, she ll make great blackmail material I won t release her until my Geralt returns to his former MDSWEakatSHiSMMS self Muahahahaha and stuff view spoiler This is the end of the paragraph you thought you read but didn t because you re drunk and because I never wrote it You re welcome hide spoiler And the moral of this The Evil Russians Quite Evidently Replaced my Geralt with a Sappy Doppelg nger That s It I m Unleashing the Shrimps on the Kremlin and Getting the Real Him Back to the Harem and Stuff Crappy Non Review TERQERmGwaSDTIIUtSonKaGtRHBttHaSCNR is my pet Algernon misses his monster friends, Mr Sapkowski Please bring them back, even if it s just to have them slightly slaughtered by my Geralt Algernon feels awfully lost without them, you see I mean, look at the poor thing Doesn t he look utterly helpless and completely befuddled to you So please do the charitable thing, Mr Sapkowski Bring my mutant beast slayer back and Make Algernon Gleeful Again MAGA Book 1 The Last Wish Book 3 Blood of Elves Book 4 The Time of Contempt Pre review nonsense Geralt, dear boy, we need to talk I locked you up in my High Security Harem because you were a super hot monster slayer, not for your disgusting love sick puppy tendencies So you stop this revolting display of vile maudlin sentimentality right this minute, or I m sending you to the DNF Graveyard until you become yourself again, you hear me What You didn t know Geralt looked like a toast with tiny arms You really are clueless, aren t you, my Little BarnaclesFull Who The Bloody Fish Are You and What Have You Done with My Sexey Badass Mutant Boyfriend Crappy Non Review WTBFAYaWHYDwMSBMBCNR to come E-PUB ⚆ Mač Sudbine ☰ Drugi Deo Sage O Ve CuMe Unarodni Bestseler Serijal Prema Kojem Je Osmi Ljena Planetarno Popularna Kompjuterska Igra The WitcherMa Sudbine Se Sastoji Od Est Du Ih Pri A I S Poslednjom Eljom Predstavlja Osnov Za Bolje Razumevanje Serijala Saga O Ve Cu Zbirka Pripovedaka Nastala Je Prepri Avanjem Nekih Od Najpoznatijih Narodnih Bajki Kojima Su Pridodati Elementi Strave I U Asa I Dok Se U Pojedinim Pri Ama, Naro Ito U Prvoj Granice Mogu Nosti , Obra Uju Bajkoviti Fantasti Ni Motivi, U Ve Ini Pri A Produbljuju Se Me Uljudski Odnosi, Kao I Odnosi Me U Raznolikim Bi Ima, Likovima Ije Se Sudbine Razvijaju U Nastavku Serijala.Ma Sudbine Je Druga Od Sedam Knjiga Sage O Ve Cu, Koju Sa Injavaju Dve Zbirke Pripovedaka I Pet Romana Saga Je Postala Bestseler Ne Samo U Autorovoj Rodnoj Poljskoj Ve I Irom Sveta Prevedena Je Na Brojne Svetske Jezike, A Na Osnovu Nje Su Nastale TV Serija I Uvena Kompjuterska Igra The Witcher Pri E Sapkovskog Obnovile Su Anr Fantastike Spajaju I Fikciju I Stvarnost I Me Aju I Ga S Mitologijom I Bajkama Slovenskih Naroda Fantasymundo This is a second collection of short stories featuring Geralt of Rivia If I understand correctly it was written before The Last Wish, but chronologically comes after that one The stories of this anthology are longer and less funny although one of them can be considered to be entirely humorous As most of the people already know Geralt is a witcher This means he hunts monsters for living He is also considered to be a mutant by many as his training included undergoing some chemical herbs an This is a second collection of short stories featuring Geralt of Rivia If I understand correctly it was written before The Last Wish, but chronologically comes after that one The stories of this anthology are longer and less funny although one of them can be considered to be entirely humorous As most of the people already know Geralt is a witcher This means he hunts monsters for living He is also considered to be a mutant by many as his training included undergoing some chemical herbs and magical treatment that left him not quite human So what does the guy do in this anthology He is being lovesick he is madly in love with Yennefer, he does his damned to escape what he thinks is his destiny, he follows his Codex which does not allow him to kill intelligent monsters Have you notice something is missing in this description Exactly, the monster hunter does everything, but hunting monsters This makes even one of the characters wonder how the heck he made his living with his nonexistent work related income it feels kind of like this Unsurprisingly Geralt is broke most of the time I would like to talk about the love part of the book What is a cornerstone clich of a romance novel The one without which the whole genre would not exists at all It is a standard situation when two people are deeply in love with each other, but both of them keep creating obstacles that prevent them from being together, knowing exactly what they are doing I mean imagine two people meet each other, fall in love, get married right away within a couple of pages, and fall into a standard married routine Who in the right mind would read such a boring book Geralt and Yennefer is exactly such couple The troubles they go to NOT be with each other boggle the mind As you might guess these situations feel a little old They felt old during Shakespeare time actually At least in the Great Bard s tale it were families that kept the kids separated It was not a bad anthology despite my criticism, but it did resulted in a lower rating by half a star I am also willing to cut some slack due to a fact that it was the first written installment of the series The next book promptly goes to my to read shelf I read this book in swedish called dets Sv rd Sword of Destiny and let me just say WOW Sapkowski, you f ing rule.It doesn t seem like the Swedish publishers will publish anySapkowskibooks, and all I can say is Your Loss, man.Luckily, the Witcher Saga is available in English Everything about this book is awesome, from the characters to the world, to the humor and the fighting scenes Geralt is a true badass, although he tries not to act like one And his, kind of tragic, love story w I read this book in swedish called dets Sv rd Sword of Destiny and let me just say WOW Sapkowski, you f ing rule.It doesn t seem like the Swedish publishers will publish anySapkowskibooks, and all I can say is Your Loss, man.Luckily, the Witcher Saga is available in English Everything about this book is awesome, from the characters to the world, to the humor and the fighting scenes Geralt is a true badass, although he tries not to act like one And his, kind of tragic, love story with Yennefer really gets to you unless you are a ghoul or something, and then Geralt will find you and destroy you So, if you haven t yet read any Andrzej Sapkowski, do it now Yesterday if you could You wont regret it Review of 2 books The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny It s been a while since I ve indulged in some sword and sorcery, and I m happy to have come upon a trailer of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on Youtube It s visually stunning and highly fascinating I wanted to learnabout the game and, to cut this story short I guess you know where this is going anyway , discovered Andrzej Sapkowski s written wonders I m sure the games are awesome, but I m quite glad that I can immerse myself in Review of 2 books The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny It s been a while since I ve indulged in some sword and sorcery, and I m happy to have come upon a trailer of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on Youtube It s visually stunning and highly fascinating I wanted to learnabout the game and, to cut this story short I guess you know where this is going anyway , discovered Andrzej Sapkowski s written wonders I m sure the games are awesome, but I m quite glad that I can immerse myself in The Witcher universe through my preferred medium The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny are each a collection of short, inter connected stories that read very much like a character study A study of the witcher, Geralt of Rivia, and his tormented relationship with the concept of destiny The stories are nonlinear, but the links are easy to follow, and not every story turns out the way you might think or expect.It s really hard for me to convey the depth of these collection of stories They have a range of tone humor, romance, adventure, intrigue that is amazing The writing is contemporary and yet has a resonance that feels timeless It reminds me of Tolkien, in that there is a depth to the world Sapkowski has created that makes you feel like it s been around for a very long time The books rank right up there amidst the fantasy genre as most immersive and entertaining Sapkowski has an interesting way of setting up a story according to traditional fantasy and fairy tale fashion, then allowing the darkest facets of our own world bleed through the pages Complicated questions about morality, religion, diversity, progress, and love are incorporated into the stories and the characters.I fell in love with Geralt and his story,and he never disappoints with his perspective or his choices He is relatable in a way that he is not the hyper self righteous paragon of justice like many fantasy protagonists He s merely a tradesman, of an albeit interesting line of work, trying somewhat desperately to keep his head above water and do the right thing There s something of us all in Geralt in that respect.I find the stories well written, suspenseful and engaging The characters are diverse, colorful and relatable One of the treasures of Sapkowski s style is how much of the plot is revealed through character interactions Conversations flow naturally yet give all the necessary exposition and world building The characters are interesting, believable and three dimensional no matter how small their role The stories are at times bleak and grim, and yet there is an odd sense of whimsy like you might find in a classic Grimm s fairy tale They can be comical or tragic but never contrived.Overall, these are highly satisfying reads and I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a penchant for tough and gritty heroes who slay monsters and protect even the dumbest jerks from themselves with wisdom, dry wit, swordplay and a grounded sense of realism Now I m doubly excited to move on to the main series Collection of stories Some were good, others not so good. 4 STARS, destined for great thingsThis book is for you if high fantasy with room for humour and modernised language suits your tastes Be prepared for a lot of angsty romance and badass fighting scenesPreface.Can we please, collectively, complain to Netflix for taking off The Witcher soundtrack of Spotify I literally need to listen to Toss a coin to your witcher until I shout it from my grave Overall.Different from The Last Wish in its style of adventures but still very en 4 STARS, destined for great thingsThis book is for you if high fantasy with room for humour and modernised language suits your tastes Be prepared for a lot of angsty romance and badass fighting scenesPreface.Can we please, collectively, complain to Netflix for taking off The Witcher soundtrack of Spotify I literally need to listen to Toss a coin to your witcher until I shout it from my grave Overall.Different from The Last Wish in its style of adventures but still very enjoyable, this collection of short stories is less a sequence of cases, as was the previous book, butof a deep dive into what shape and traits Geralt s character has, which is very useful considering I ve not read the following books or played the game.A close up on the witcher characters is the unofficial title of Sword of Destiny book, I swear It was very enjoyable to remeet with the men and women I came to love in The Last Wish They are now a bit less of a mystery andlike old friends to me.World building It wasof a world deepening in my experience The political dynamics became a bit clearer, as did the ethnic diversity which leads to an overall improved understanding of the world.The arch of suspense Hmm in Henry Cavill s voice.Some of the stories were really exciting and others kinda had me skimming the pages for dialogue This is probably my biggest point of critique Still a page turner overall.You will find me in bed, inhaling the entire Witcher Season Oh, and harassing both Netflix and Spotify on Twitter, for obvious reasons What s happening.Doubts Only evil, sir, never has any But no one can escape his destinyWhether he knows it or not, Geralt of Rivia is getting closer to his fate with every step he takes in this unusual but enlightening collection of short stories Dragons, mermaids, dopplers and dryads, this book challenges him in very untypical ways Con the monsters are getting bigger destiny has fangs, not feathers incompetent morons everywhereProdandelionyenneferangsty romance writing quality easy of reading 5 pace 3.5 plot story in general 4 plot development 3.5 characters 5 enjoyability 4 insightfulness 3 Library 6 monthsOnline library 8 monthsLocal bookstore what s witchy Non local bookstore sold outrandom assorted paperbacksMe a hardcover addict hmmm F ck. Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf In the Sword of Destiny, there is no The Voice of Reason chapters, but the action seems to flow somehow even without them because in this short stories book, there is no, let s say, time travelling between the stories They happen, thank God, at almost the same time, in a continuous present Except for the last story that got me a bit confused I don t really do good with stories that leap from one time to the other without telling me EXACTLY what t Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf In the Sword of Destiny, there is no The Voice of Reason chapters, but the action seems to flow somehow even without them because in this short stories book, there is no, let s say, time travelling between the stories They happen, thank God, at almost the same time, in a continuous present Except for the last story that got me a bit confused I don t really do good with stories that leap from one time to the other without telling me EXACTLY what the bloody hell they re about to do.There are also six stories here 1 The Bounds of Reason 3.5 5 2 A Shard of Ice 5 5 3 Eternal Flame 4 5 4 A Little Sacrifice 4 5 5 The Sword of Destiny 5 5 6 Something More 5 5 Total rating for Sword of Destiny 4.41 5Destiny has many faces Mine is beautiful on the outside and hideous on the inside Here, the chapters are longer, it seems, and also there is a certain political touch to it, even almost invisible I tended to get a bit lost sometimes, but got right back when it came to a good old action scene winks.I especially enjoyedA Shard of IceThe story is based on H.C Andersen s taleThe Snow Queen , which is one of my favourite fairy tales ever So, of course, I enjoyed Mr Sapkowski s reinterpretation of it The same goes for that tiny part in The Sword of Destiny where Frexinet s story is inspired byThe Wild Swansfairy tale Dzi kuj bardzo, panie Sapkowski, I really needed that Also, there was aLittle Mermaidreinterpretation inA Little Sacrificethat I enjoyed too This book was hardcore Andersen inspired, apparently.Apart from that, I realised that I m not Yennefer s biggest fan, it tends to repel me somehow, but I don t entirely dislike her She s just tough to love I guess We also get to meet Ciri in this book and hey, that s what I was waiting for I also must say that her reunion with Geralt is waaaydifferent from the one in the TV show and it is ten times better, I d say x