L'Épée de la Providence

Le Sorceleur #2

Paperback, 352 pages

French language

Published April 16, 2019 by Bragelonne.

ISBN:
979-10-281-0347-7
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4 stars (1 review)

Geralt de Riv, le mutant aux cheveux d’albâtre, n’en a pas fini avec sa vie errante de tueur de monstres légendaires.

Fidèle aux règles de la corporation maudite des sorceleurs et à l’enseignement qui lui a été prodigué, Geralt assume sa mission sans faillir dans un monde hostile et corrompu qui ne laisse aucune place à l’espoir.

Mais la rencontre avec la petite Ciri, l’Enfant élue, va donner un sens nouveau à l’existence de ce héros solitaire. Geralt cessera-t-il enfin de fuir devant la mort pour affronter la providence et percer à jour son véritable destin ?

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Review of 'Sword of Destiny' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The Witcher, the Sword of destiny is the second collection of short stories by Sapkowski.
It discusses various ethical, moral, and unnatural subjects, such as what makes someone a monster, and a big recurrent motive is destiny. Does it exist? Are peoplebreally destined for each other?
I like the way Sapkowski implies that destiny can only exist when people believe, and strive for it; more is needed than just destiny for destiny to happen. And I think personal beliefs and faith is required for destiny to happen.

Either way, the book really goes more in depth of Geralt as a character, and it elucidates his reluctance to take certain jobs. For example, in "a shard of ice" he ultimately decides to reject a job, because he doesn't perceive certain species as "monsters", due to them having a consciousness.

Ultimately, I'll give it a 4/5.