The Witcher is a fantasy series of short stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia.
In Sapkowski’s books, “witchers” are monster hunters who create supernatural abilities at a young age to combat deadly monsters.
The stories are put on the Continent, which has been settled a few thousand years before by elves from overseas. The elves encountered dwarves and gnomes when they came.
After a period of warfare between dwarves and the elves, the dwarves retreated in the mountains and the elves settled in the plains and woods. Individual colonists came about five hundred years before the events from the stories.
The people were victorious, and became more dominant; the races considered second-class citizens reside in human settlements in ghettos. Wilderness regions are lived in by those. Races on the Continent are dryads and halflings; werewolves and vampires emerged after a event, known as the Conjunction of the Spheres.
The Witcher saga novels
The Witcher saga takes place in the wake of the first war between the Nilfgaard Empire and the Northern Kingdoms, using a war beginning in the middle of the series.
The saga concentrates on Geralt of Rivia and Ciri, a child of fate. Princess of also a pawn of politics and a defeated country, Ciri, becomes a witcher-in-training. Geralt is drawn into a whirlwind of events in his attempts to shield her.
- Blood of Elves (Krew elfów) (1994, English edition: 2009)
- Time of Contempt (Czas pogardy) (1995, English edition: 2013)
- Baptism of Fire (Chrzest Ognia) (1996, English edition: 2014)
- The Tower of the Swallow (Wieża Jaskółki) (1997, English edition: 2016)
- Lady of the Lake (Pani Jeziora) (1999, English edition: 2017)
The books have been adapted into a film, a television series, video games, and a graphic novel series. The series of books is called the Witcher Saga. The stories and novels have been translated into numerous languages, including English.