Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games.
Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless hunter. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
This book is the original and the Netflix show is an adaptation. However, the show does a great job of complimenting this book beautifully! The book is a tour de force of Geralt’s adventures that you can totally imagine in high def thanks to the show. Some of the adventures in the book should have been more faithfully adapted in the show like the scene with the Djinn. But live-action is constrained by budgets and technical/effects/CGI challenges—I get that. That’s why I am very pleased to go deeper into the world of The Witcher with these books while I watch the show… Time for ‘Sword of Destiny’!55
Good read. Very entertaining55
I like the short story format. A fun read that has me wanting more!55
I was originally introduced to the Witcher series when I played the 3rd game in mid 2020 and had a blast doing so. I then learned that it was based on a book series by a Polish author. I was instantly intrigued as I happen to be quite Polish. And as I have now learned, not only is the Witcher 3 video game my favourite, this series is now my favourite series of literature I have read and played. It is a about a Witcher, or monster slayer if you prefer, Geralt. In his seemingly endless quest to defend people from monsters. On his way he meets many interesting people and takes part in numerous fascinating events. The book is excellently written with action/fight scenes expertly written as to give the reader a clear, vivid picture in their mind of what a Witcher in action might look like. There were a few spelling errors and mistranslations but it did not ruin the book. Non fight sections are given just as much love in terms of writing and one could almost paint the scene on a canvas without even having to try and create details, as all of them have already been laid out. In summary, if you played the 3rd game and want more of Geralt‘s adventure, then buy this book. If you are fan of fantasy, buy this book. Or if you are just looking for an interesting read, buy this book.55
I watched the movie and it was amazing 🤩55
Fast paced when it needed to be. Slowed down to take in the scenery and really make the reader feel like an eye witness to this fantastic story.55
Typical Witcher story if you already know about Geralt. Just a great character with good sun characters. Well written and doesn’t drag on with two chapters describing the decor of a ballroom or some other non sense.55
I enjoyed this book until the ending. There was no closure or say what happen, but again first book I read of the series.35
Be warned there are some stories and characters in this book that you won’t see until Season 2 of the show but it’s still a really good read55