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The Bookish Owl – Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Sword of Destiny Andrzej Sapkowski owl

Since I’ll be going to Poland next week to attend Witcher School, I thought it only fitting that I read the second book in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series, Sword of Destiny.

(Book 3, 4 and 5 have already been packed for the flight)

It’s always good to read up on your lore. It probably won’t prevent me from getting my ass kicked by leshens, basilisks and whatever fellow Witcher adept I might piss off, but at least I will have brushed up on my Witcher curse word vocabulary.

I’m going to be calling someone a ‘whoreson’ before it’s all over, even if it kills me.

I have also started playing Gwent. Just in case I need another excuse to start cursing at people.

None of this post will have made any sense to people who haven’t played the Witcher games, so here’s a photo of my grumpy owl, since I know that’s why most of you are here:

Sword of Destiny Andrzej Sapkowski owl

11 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

  1. I know about Gwent but am still trying to figure it out in the game. I feel I run out of cards by the time I get to the next round, maybe I don’t have enough if there isn’t a way to reshuffle.

    1. I couldn’t get the hang of Gwent in the beginning, either. But suddenly, it just clicked for me and now I really like it.
      The developer has made a stand-alone game for Gwent now and I just downloaded it a couple of days ago.
      I have a feeling people may bring physical cards to this LARP, so I’m going to be prepared!

  2. For the lilies of Temeria!

    1. Also I’m very jealous

      1. If it helps, I’m probably going to be physically broken once I get home!
        I’m going to be playing a Skellige fighter, and I am not exactly viking-material…

        1. Wait… a no name skellige? Isn’t that like… a Star Trek redshirt… ie destined to die?

          Lol. Good luck.

          1. She does have a name! And a backstory. She’s the daughter of a jarl, even.
            If she dies, it’s because she’s being played by me

            1. Good luck Michelle! Remember… The pointy end of your sword… goes into your opponents face. Retract. Retarget. Repeat. I even alliterate… I’m so proud of myself.

              1. Be glad you’re out of reach or YOU would get the pointy end of a sword in the face!

                1. Lol!

                  1. Fear the wrath of the tiny viking!
                    Waves miniature sword around

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