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

Getting to Know the Witcher in “The Last Wish”

At its heart, The Last Wish is a series of monster stories. The first book in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series (which CD Projekt RED's video games are based on), it's not so much a novel as a line-up of short stories that depict Geralt of Rivia taking on monster-hunting contracts. It feels like reading dark fairy tales,… Continue reading Getting to Know the Witcher in “The Last Wish”

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My Favorite “Witcher 3” Characters (Pt. 1)

One of the best things about The Witcher series is the strength of its characters. Sure, the lead Geralt is badass enough to carry the games (and books), but he's also surrounded by friends and enemies who you love or love to hate. What I really enjoy is the ambiguity of the characters. Geralt isn't always a… Continue reading My Favorite “Witcher 3” Characters (Pt. 1)