Given that the official English translation of Sword of Destiny was published three months ago, in a way I’m glad I discovered The Witcher fairly late. This book is a collection of short stories and follow up of The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher.
This book is divided into six different short stories. It is a precursor to the epic Witcher saga. As with The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher, this book continues on taking jabs on fairy tale Disney stories. One of reasons why I love the Witcher, aside from having an amazing story, it also has that bit of funny entertaining dark fantasy… Hell, aside from the traditional monster slaying and foul language, this book has anything from a charming family story, to love triangles, and orgys in it.
Yennefer is my favorite character in the Witcher universe, behind Geralt of course. Though a lot of prefer Triss over Yennefer, there’s a reason why Yennefer is Geralt’s main partner. The short stories in this book will definitely help understand Yennefer’s character much better.
But the focal point has to be the story on how Geralt first met Ciri, and the destiny that would bind them together.