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review 2020-03-20 16:34
Sword Of Destiny
Sword of Destiny - Andrzej Sapkowski

I was expecting much of The Witcher. It's the one series my sister has been telling me for years to read. And with the recent Netflix series (that I still need to watch, possibly during the social distancing of COVID-19), it was finally time to give it a try.

So, Sword of Destiny, like it predecessor The Last Witch are prequel short story collections that tie in some of the questions I'm sure people would have had about the characters in the main series. While I like short stories from time to time, I felt like it was time for me to read a full Witcher book, rather than more short stories.

So, I'm reading the series in chronological order, but haven't decided yet if that is what works best. Either way, while I liked the stories I would have liked to see some more character development. I am still having this sort of strange feeling where I feel like I am reading a book based on a game, rather than the other way around.

Next book is full length, fingers crossed!

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text 2020-03-01 20:18
Reading progress update: DNF on page 84
The Last Wish : Introducing the Witcher - Andrzej Sapkowski,Danusia Stok

"[...] And that´s just how it was with the girls who were born after the eclipse. Their outright insane tendency to cruelty, aggression, sudden bursts of anger and an unbridled temperament, were noted."

"You can say that about any woman," sneered Geralt.

 

All right, then. I´m out.

 

I knew from the very first page that the author is a sexist, misogynistic a-hole. But I decided to give that poor man a chance to redeem himself. But as with every misogynistic a-hole, it´s a lost cause.

 

DNF on page 84.

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text 2020-02-29 23:47
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Sword of Destiny (The Witcher) - Andrzej Sapkowski

enjoyed them all, for the most part, liked that we got to know CIri and Yen and Dandelion better. Full review to come 

 

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review 2020-02-26 15:03
The Last Wish
The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski

This was my first venture into the world of The Witcher, I haven't even seen the Netflix series yet. I had heard a lot about the games though and I liked beforehand that it was originally Polish, which I hoped would bring some nice refreshing elements to the story.

It felt a little bit weird for me to start with short stories since I still needed to be introduced to all the characters. However, I thought it was relatively easy to follow and I never had the feeling I was utterly lost. The stories were nice, but not much more than that. I thought the writing was a bit awkward at times (almost as if I was reading a transcription of a computer game, which I know was the other way around), which might also be due to the translation.

Either way, I will continue with the next book and give the series a try as well.

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text 2020-02-26 15:00
Reading progress update: I've read 53%.
Sword of Destiny (The Witcher) - Andrzej Sapkowski

Finally found a story that I didn't love, was okay but not my favorite.

 

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