Now a Netflix original series!
Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Timesbestselling 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 assassin. 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.
And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy!
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
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
Geralt of Rivia is a character I absolutely adore. He’s witty, sarcastic, but also does whatever he thinks is right. I first discovered the Witcher when I played the Witcher 3 game on PS4. Then the Netflix adaptation came out. And now I’m reading the books. I can’t recommend this series enough. If you love fantasy and the like, especially crazy and imaginative beasts and creatures, these books are for you.55
I enjoyed the series, so I thought I’d read this while waiting for the next season. That was a mistake. The writing (or maybe just the translation?) is amateurish, and the dialogue is like something out a 1940s gangster movie.15
The book was disappointing. Remarkably so.15
One of my first books to finish.45
I loved the adventure55
An amazing start to Geralt’s story.55
Geralt recalls his adventures to a priestess. Not told necessarily linear, but gives you a good idea of Geralt’s character and personality. Recommend reading it.55
Take a large cup of J.R.R. Tolkien, add a bit of the Brothers Grimm, a dash of Chaucer, a pinch of Dante, some Shakespeare and a bit of Alexander Dumas then combine with a brilliant imagination and you’ve got a terrific experience waiting for you. I completely loved this book and am already on the second one. Brilliant storytelling! I am officially a fan now.55