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Return to Book Page. Preview — Miecz przeznaczenia by Andrzej Sapkowski. Miecz przeznaczenia The Witcher 0. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. The Witcher 0. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Miecz przeznaczenia , please sign up. Maybe I'm missing something but Justyna There is a Kindle and paperback available now. It may only be a book of stories, but it is quite important transition from The Last Wish stories, to t …more There is a Kindle and paperback available now. It may only be a book of stories, but it is quite important transition from The Last Wish stories, to the books of the proper saga, explaining many crucial relationships between the characters.
This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [in this edition of the sword of destiny, who is the character on the cover picture? Exposing This is Cahir. He was in the book. See all 6 questions about Miecz przeznaczenia…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Although you can start the series with Blood of Elves which is where the full-length novels commence, I can't recommend enough that even though a handful of these short stories are hit-and-miss, that they will add considerable depth to the future narrative arcs.
The Last Wish featured mostly isolated stories with the Witcher tackling a certain monstrosity for a se Much like The Last Wish before, Sword of Destiny is a collection of short stories following a talented witcher called Geralt of Rivia. The Last Wish featured mostly isolated stories with the Witcher tackling a certain monstrosity for a set payment.
He travels around the world to where his peculiar killing and magic techniques are needed to tackle a problem and individuals will hire him.
In the first book, apart from a couple of brief interludes, there were no recurring characters. It was solely about a certain adventure at one end of the world and then another a thousand miles away. Sword of Destiny features a handful of main characters from the series who become more fleshed out as there presence recurs.
Geralt's friend and lady loving bard Dandelion, his mysterious sorceress love interest Yennefer and a potential child of destiny called Ciri. If you've played The Witcher computer games I imagine you a familiar with these characters, the sort of missions set and the monsters the Witcher is assigned to eradicate, and how beautiful and vast this created world is. I found the stories in The Last Wish more consistent but two or three of my favourites are from this entry. If you decide to read the short story collections first I'd truly recommend starting with The Last Wish and not Sword of Destiny.
Two stories in The Witcher 1, one including Yennefer and one including a Queen and a Princess, add huge depth to the action and events that occur in this collection, especially with certain relationship complexities.
The Witcher tales are exciting and addictive to say that a story can be finished in about half an hour. Sapkowski doesn't dumb down the world and there are a plethora of complex characters and demons throughout these pages. My favourite story is The Bounds of Reason and it features about twenty-five different well-crafted characters who set off on a mission to kill a wounded dragon. I found this narrative exceptional, unpredictable, thrilling with a hell of a twist at the end.
This sets Sword of Destiny up brilliantly. I won't go into the details of the stories too much as it might approach spoiler territory.
I will confirm that these tales feature many fantasy races as well as mermaids and underwater warriors, showdowns with sorcerers, a group trying to trace a doppleganger, and also meeting Ciri. It features monster hunting of course but not as much and as frequent as The Last Wish.
Each The Last Wish story played like a level on the Witcher games. These are less standalone and cleverly building up for the full narrative which will start with Blood of Elves. Eternal Flame and A Share of Ice were very average. The final story Something More I really struggled with initially. It follows two timelines as Geralt in a fevered state and I sometimes got confused where and when we were. If it was a full-length story I wouldn't have finished it but I did and I'm glad I fought through as the ending is highly satisfying with setting up what can possible happen in the next outings.
I decided to read all of the Witcher books before the TV series is released and I am glad that I have taken on this venture.
I've read the first two books within four days and I can't wait to move on further. I often struggle with short stories but I can recommend these highly. View all 8 comments. Library: 6 months Online library: 8 months Local bookstore: what's witchy? Non-local bookstore: sold out.
Amazon: random assorted paperbacks Me a hardcover addict : hmmm. View all 33 comments. 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. Mine is beautiful on the outside and hideous on the inside.
I especially enjoyed A Shard of Ice. The story is based on H. This book was hardcore Andersen-inspired, apparently. I also must say that her reunion with Geralt is waaay more different from the one in the TV show and it is ten times better, I'd say. View all 15 comments. 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.
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. 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.
MIECZ PRZEZNACZENIA Wiedzmin Andrzej Sapkowski Ksiazka Polska Ksiegarnia *jbook
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Miecz Przeznaczenia by Andrzej Sapkowski
Sword of Destiny Polish : Miecz przeznaczenia is the second in its fictional chronology; first in Polish print of the two collections of short stories the other being The Last Wish , both preceding the main Witcher Saga. The stories were written by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first Polish edition was published in ;  the English edition was published in the UK by Gollancz in The anthology consists of several stories, loosely linked in a chronology. The short stories in this collection take place before the events of the novels and introduce characters that become major players in the novels. The titular story, The Sword of Destiny , is the first to introduce the character of Ciri.