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Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
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really liked it

The second book in the Witcher series is, much like the first one, more of a collection of short stories with a framing narrative around them. Having finished the first Witcher game and going well into the second one, once again pretty much everything that happens in this book is referenced in the game as history in some way or another (the games take place after the final novel). There are also hints of things that appear to come up again in future games, especially the most recent Witcher 3 game.

I enjoy Sapkowski's blending of Witcher lore with much of time-honored fairy tales, adding a practical element to them (with the ever-present Dandelion around to explain how it gets exaggerated it into the familiar fanciful story). It's also interesting to see the character of Geralt pre-games. He's still snarky and jaded in the books, but in the games he has a bit more of a melancholy cast. I suppose dying will do that to a guy.
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Reading Progress

September 11, 2017 – Started Reading
September 11, 2017 – Shelved
September 11, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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