Season of Storms was actually published more than a decade after the other novels; and as Sapkowski has promised to never write anything set after the events of Lady of the Lake, serves as a "mid-quel" set between the events of the short stories. However, I would personally recommend reading this as the last Witcher book, being a good way to decompress from the finale. This is definitely worth a read if you have enjoyed this... (read more)Recommended by Mike H.
In this thrilling conclusion to The Witcher Saga, Ciri Lady of Space and Time must decide the fate of the world, whether she wants to or not. Geralt and company embark on a suicide mission for love. Plagues, an epic bloody battle, elves and specters from a different plane, and even a Knight of the Round Table. Not everyone makes it out alive in this one, folks. Make sure you have tissues on hand.Recommended by Mike H.
The Time of Contempt serves as the escalation from exposition to nonstop action! Yennefer and Ciri continue to make their way to the conclave of mages at Aretuza, where the politics are as deadly as any war. Geralt enlists the help of a spy network to uncover the truth about the conspiracy against Ciri. Meanwhile, Nilfgaard still waits in the wings, ready to strike. Don't miss this essential entry of The Witcher Saga!Recommended by Mike H.
The Brotherhood of Sorcerers has fallen from within. Geralt of Rivia lies broken and bloody in Brokilon Forrest after a destiny-altering duel. This chapter of The Witcher Saga reads like a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Full of humorous new characters, former enemies becoming friends, accidental participation in major battles, and a parrot named Field Marshall Windbag. This is as good as it gets!Recommended by Mike H.
A witcher, a bard, a knight, a dryad, a thief, and a vampire. In this penultimate book of The Witcher Saga, Geralt of Rivia, along with his fellowship, continue their search for Ciri and seek to stop the conspiracy against her. Meanwhile Ciri, now going by Falka, comes face to face with her most dangerous enemies yet. The Tower of Swallows brings myth into reality, and forces the reader to start to realize, this story may not have a... (read more)Recommended by Mike H.
Blood of Elves begins the core quintet that comprises The Witcher Saga. (However, it is recommended to read the prequels The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny first.) The kingdom of Cintra has fallen in the flames of the Nilfgaardian Empire. The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, has finally accepted his destiny and taken Princess Cirilla under his wing. With the intention of training Ciri to become a Witcher, complications arise... (read more)Recommended by Mike H.
This first collection of short stories set the stage for the destiny that will make The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, its reluctant pawn. Curses will be broken, a Butcher will be named, a promise will be made, and a simple wish will bond two souls together in love until the bitter end. I cannot recommend this journey more, and it all starts here!Recommended by Mike H.
Past oaths come rushing back into Geralt's life, in this follow-up collection to The Last Wish. The Child of Prophecy, whom he is destined to protect, makes their existence known. However, first our Witcher must experience a dragon hunt, a broken heart, and a civilization beneath the sea. The bloody Battle of Sodden Hill rocks both The Continent and Geralt's world, Nilfgaard is here. The Sword of Destiny has two sides, life or death for... (read more)Recommended by Mike H.
Originally published in Poland in the 1990s, this series gained popularity in the U.S. with the release of the sequel/continuation video game series and the subsequent publications of the novels starting in the late 2000s. While this series includes many common fantasy tropes, most akin to A Song of Ice and Fire and the Brothers Grimm, it manages to set itself apart with two words: family and destiny. Experience a book series where the good guys... (read more)Recommended by Mike H.