(Disclaimer: this book has adult themes and language, not for younger audiences)
According to what I looked up; the chronological order of reading the books is this short story collection, another short story collection, then the beginning of the novels and so on.
I am reading the series before I finish playing The Witcher video games, as I’ll have more of a connection to the places and characters!
I really loved this book, it drew me in immediately (probably because I’m a gamer, haha).
The story follows Geralt of Rivia, he’s a Witcher. A Witcher is a monster slayer with extraordinary powers given to him at a young age through a series of experiments.
Geralt goes to different towns to slay the monsters the terrorize the villagers, in order to make money. However, Geralt has a code. If a creature doesn’t kill and/or can act upon reason (such as they just want to live in peace or are under a curse), he typically leaves them alone or ask them to move away from the village to give peace of mind.
Geralt meets a few people who help him on his journey’s, such as the sorceress Yennefer, the troubadour Dandelion, the priestesses Iola and Nenneke.
Not everything monstrous is evil but not everything fair is good. Sometimes the people are worse than the monsters.
What will happen next? Well I’m just going to have to buy and read the other books! <3