Much like Game of Thrones, the popularity of Netflix's The Witcher has generated a surge of interest in the books that inspired the series (and the hit games from CD Projekt Red). Indeed, author Andrzej Sapkowski currently ranks just behind Stephen King in terms of popularity on Amazon.
That having been said, if you've been thinking about catching up on the novels before Season 2 starts, now would be a good time to get started. Amazon is in the midst of a big buy 2, get 1 free sale that includes books, video games, toys, and more. Inside the books category, you'll find all of The Witcher novels in their physical form. That having been said, we've listed the recommended reading order for the books below - titles that are eligible for the buy 2, get 1 free sale are linked.
- The Last Wish (short stories)
- Sword of Destiny (short stories)
- Blood of Elves / Also Available in a Box Set
- Time of Contempt / Available in a Box Set
- Baptism of Fire / Available in a Box Set
- Tower of the Swallows
- The Lady of the Lake
- Season of Storms (takes place within the stories of The Last Wish, but it's easier to read at the end).
- Bonus: The World of the Witcher: Video Game Compendium
As for the show, here's how Netflix describes the series:
"Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."
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