Books

“Sword of Destiny”: The Best Background Book for the Witcher Games

A few years ago, when getting into The Witcher series of video games, I decided to pick up the books too. The games are based on a series of short story collections and novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and the books provide tons more backstory that the games just throw at you to figure… Continue reading “Sword of Destiny”: The Best Background Book for the Witcher Games

Books, Games

“The Witcher” Series: Reading vs. Playing

In the 1990's, Andrzej Sapkowski published short stories and novels set in an original fantasy setting. These center on Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who wields magic and hunts monsters. But I played The Witcher video games -- well, the second one, anyway -- before I ever read Sapkowski's books. It's only in recent months that I've… Continue reading “The Witcher” Series: Reading vs. Playing