The latest in the series!
The latest in the series!
I’m just going to come out and say it: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is my favourite game of all the games I’ve played so far since I got my PS4. I have the strange penchant to start with the third installment of game series (God of War, Diablo, Dragon Age), and this time it was no different. I never played the previous games, but I owned The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, and I read that immediately after starting up the game. I bought this game at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and though I finished the main quest of Wild Hunt somewhere in 2017, it wasn’t until yesterday that I finished the last of the two DLC.
This is the penultimate novel in The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Ciri is being hunted by several parties who all have their own agenda’s. Some want to capture her, some want to kill her, some merely want to hurt her until she breaks. Other want to rescue her, to protect her. But Ciri’s done being hunted; she’s done letting things happen to her. It’s time she took control of her own fate, her own destiny – even though she doesn’t quite know what that is yet. One thing is certain: the Tower of the Swallow beckons.
Baptism of Fire is the third novel in The Witcher series of Andrzej Sapkowski.
After being seriously injured Geralt recovers in Brokilon forest among the dryads. Ciri’s missing and all that is left are wild rumours and speculation. She might be dead. She might be on her way to lead a rebellion against Nilfgaard. She might have fled into the arms of the Emperor of Nilfgaard, readying herself to marry him. Geralt doesn’t know the truth, but he’s determined to save her. He’s joined by his best friend Dandelion and the huntress Milva. Others attach themselves to their small trio as they journey onwards
Time of Contempt is the second novel in The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Yennefer and Ciri are on their way to a school where Ciri can study in relative peace, but their trip quickly derails into something else entirely. The Wild Hunt is after Ciri, Geralt is looking for Yennefer and Ciri, and there’s a convention for sorcerers and sorceresses that is taking place. Alliances are made, people are betrayed, and those after Ciri draw closer and closer.
Blood of Elves is the first novel in The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The Kingdom of Cintra is attacked by the Empire of Nilfgaard. The Queen of Cintra commits suicide and her granddaughter Cirilla, also known as Ciri or “The Lion Cub of Cintra”, manages to flee the burning city to find solace with the witchers. Especially with one witcher in particular: Geralt of Rivia. But even though she’s now training to become a witcher, she’s not safe. Others are looking for her, and they all want to use her for their own ends, because inside her is the blood of elves.
Sword of Destiny is the second short story collection in The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Once again, we follow witcher Geralt of Rivia on his many adventures. In six short stories we learn more about the world, the creatures that inhabit it, and the politics of it all. And these short stories in particular set up events and introduce characters that will appear and be important in the following novels.
I initially bought The Last Wish on my trip to London in 2015, because I’d heard so much about the Witcher games. I started playing the Witcher 3 recently, after I bought it for Christmas, and though the story itself isn’t hard to follow even if you haven’t played the other games (which I haven’t), I was still curious about the back story. So I started reading the Andrzej Sapkowski novels I already owned.
In this short story collection you get introduced to Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, and what it is a Witcher does. In these seven short stories Geralt takes the reader into adventure upon adventure. You learn what being a Witcher entails – not just from a career standpoint – and how people react to Witchers, and other non-humans in the world Sapkowski created.