Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #0.75) by Andrzej Sapkowski - Book Review

Write on: Tue, 05 May 2020 by  in Archive Read 4348

So Sword of Destiny is the second book in The Witcher Saga, but dates before The Last Wish. Many of the same characters are encountered as are many new monsters, one being a doppler (great name), which was fun to read!


Some stories were great, such as the one that seems to be a bit inspired by the little mermaid. It was surprisingly emotional and showed a completely different side to Geralt of Rivia that I have longed to see. Not just the brutal insane killer previously exploited.


The story of a mimic who can change into anyone and adopt their mannerisms was hilarious, and rightly caused mayhem! Gerald showed his honourable side once again in this and calmly strode towards the solution. He can be so cool!


However, it does confuse me how Geralt is sometimes completely calm and executes plans perfectly, but becomes somewhat of a bumbling man in other stories, particularly around Yennefer. It seems like inconsistent and exaggerated characterisation, which frustrated me at times.


So overall, Sword of Destiny was another fun experience with Geralt of Rivia in this world of monsters and hunters. His camaraderie with Dandelion was a high point once again, as were the interesting creatures that feature. I look forward to reading the other novels at some point in the future.




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