Wiedźmin

As some of you may know Wiedźmin (Eng: the Witcher) is a game, series and sequential novel by Polish author Andrzej  Sapkowski.

The PC game came out in 2007. While I was playing it it felt like there was much more to the story than explained in the game so I Googled for a bit and found out about the novels and a Polish series called Wiedźmin. I watched the series for a bit but it was a little disappointing, the story didn’t explain much and I was getting really interested in the novels.

Last year I bought the English translation of the first novel: the Last Wish and I liked it a lot. I recently found out the second book has also been translated into English: Blood of Elves, and it’s now lying on my desk ready to be read 🙂

What I like so much about the story is that not everything is what it seems to be at first and quite often good and bad are not so easy to separate.

If you like fantasy with a serious story (like Lord of the Rings, but less epic) I can really recommend the Witcher. I liked it a lot.

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3 Responses to Wiedźmin

  1. saidin1015 says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ve been looking for something new to read. Is there anything else like this that you could recommend as well?

  2. defineANIME says:

    Witcher is one of the best fantasy out there. But before you jump to Blood of Elves and rest of the 5 piece epic story (hehe, epic), you should read most of short stories first. And BTW, I thought the Last Wish was actually the last book about Geralt.

    I can grant you that after diving into the series, it will feel like nothing else before. And while the first three books are more or less traditional (and even include some cliches), the last two are totally unique and will leave a very deep feeling.

    TV series sucks. They are… well, piece of shit. Stay away from them – yes, you, the other readers of this post.

    And by the way, I’m from the Czechia. The only country where Sapkowski is more popular then in his homeland, Poland. 🙂 It’s because of awesome translation of Dwarvish into a Moravian dialect of Czech. Too bad you can’t read that translation. 🙂

  3. Jarudin says:

    According to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrzej_Sapkowski
    The Last Wish is a republishing of 4 of the 5 short stories and The Blood of Elves is the first book in the 5-part Witcher Saga.

    These two books are the only (to me known) translated books.

    –Jarudin–

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