Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

Reading The Witcher Book Series in Order

Tips to clean books

Now that The Witcher is available to view on Netflix, this world of weirdness and wonder greets a new audience. Still, if you have played the game developed by CD Project Red, it is different from the beloved fantasy world seen in the movies. Instead, the series on Netflix is based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s books. So if you’re a bookworm, you may be interested in giving them a try. There are eight published books in the witcher bok series, and we are here to help read them in order.

The Last Wish / Sword of Destiny

This is your starting point, and the book was published a year after the Sword of Destiny in 1992. In The Last Wish, you get to journey through all the stories from Wiedzmin with all the features occurring before the formerly published Sword of Destiny. It is a prelude collection to help prep you for the Sword of Destiny. Once you read both these books, you’re ready to move on to a bundle of five novels. All of them tell you the story of Ciri, Geralt, Dandelion, Yennefer, and others. You also meet characters not found in the game. To know what is covered in the TV series, these books are fine, but you need to dig deeper for more ins and outs of a true Witcher connoisseur.

The Five Novels in Order

1.   Blood of Elves

This is the first book in the sage and takes place after the short story collection mentioned earlier. Here you are introduced to Nilfgaardian Emperor Emphyr var Emreis’ the pursuit of Ciri, Geralt’s adopted daughter. Nilfgaardian is to marry Ciri to obtain power over Cintra, which is her birthright. The Northern monarchs meet to thwart Emphyr’s plans. They decide to assassinate Ciri. But Geralt of the Rivia watches over her in Kaer Morhen, a remote inhabited run by the Wolf School witchers. In the meantime, another mysterious sorcerer is trying to locate Ciri.

2.   The Time of Contempt

The novel picks up where the Blood of Elves finishes. The Northern Kings still keep conspiring to lure Nilfgaard to war. Ciri is to be enrolled at Aretuza to study magic and contact a powerful sorceress on The Continent. War becomes inevitable, and she finds herself running with a group of bandits known as The Rats.

3.   Baptism of Fire

The book starts with Geralt recovering from the events in the previous book in the Brokilon forest. Here he encounters Dandelion, an elven archer Milva who decides to join the group. If you played the games, you’d be glad to know that Zoltan Chivay, the dwarf, also joins the ragtag group for a while, as well as Regis, the vampire. Cahir, a Nilfgaardian knight, also tags along as he feels he is in debt to Ciri. Finally, after an epic battle, Geralt receives his “of Rivia” title while Ciri is at home with The Rats.

4.   The Tower of Swallows

After an encounter with the Nilfgaardian bounty hunter Leo Bonhart, Ciri is injured. The bounty hunter is hired by coroner Stefan Skellen to kill her. An old man nurses her while Geralt’s party searches for her. At this time, Geralt announces his witcher status. Further, the Lodge of Sorceresses wants to gain control of Kovir. At the same time, Triss Merigold tries to find information on Yennefer, who is from Vengerber, known as The Tower of Swallows in the United States.

5.   The Lady of the Lake

As the book starts, Ciri encounters Sir Galahad, an Arthurian knight believing she is the lady of the lake. You end up in a dream where Geralt overhears Skellen and he sets out to rescue Yennefer. Meanwhile, Ciri informs Galahad about the time she spent in Aen Elle, the home of the Wild Hunt. She starts jumping between two worlds to escape, but the Eredin Breacc Glas keeps chasing her. Finally, she heads towards her surrogate parents, Yennefer and Geralt, for a final meeting. This is seven out of the eight novels and leaves you with one more to read.

Season of Storms

Now, if you are a person who likes to know everything, then this book you need to read after The Last Wish. The book published in 2013 came 14 years after the saga was wrapped up. The book contains stories not close to one another but written after completing the sage containing hints about what’s to come. But if you are concerned about spoilers then save it to the end.


Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Related Articles

Top Trending

Aria Lee Ethnicity
American Adult Entertainer Aria Lee Ethnicity Revealed [2024 Updates]
Jewelz Blu Age
Jewelz Blu Age: The Life and Career of The German Actress [2024 Update]
Trevor Bauer Case Legal Warning Entrapment
Legal Expert Warns: 'Some Women May Try to Ensnare You,' in Trevor Bauer Case
Famous People Birthday April 18
Famous People Birthday April 18: 15 Icons Born on This Day
victoria cakes age
Victoria Cakes Age and Vital Statistics: The Life of a Rising Star

LIFESTYLE

Gift Ideas for Men
10 Thoughtful and Unique Gift Ideas for Men Who Have Everything
pohela boishakh 2024
Pohela Boishakh: Celebrating Bengali Culture and Heritage Festivities
Korean Beauty Secrets
10 Korean Beauty Secrets for Youthful Energy: Stay Young & Vibrant
Ancient Philosophers Guide to Happiness
Unlocking Happiness: Timeless Lessons from Ancient Philosophers
eid decor diy
Eid Decor DIY: 15 Creative Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for the Festivities

Entertainment

Aria Lee Ethnicity
American Adult Entertainer Aria Lee Ethnicity Revealed [2024 Updates]
Jewelz Blu Age
Jewelz Blu Age: The Life and Career of The German Actress [2024 Update]
Famous People Birthday April 18
Famous People Birthday April 18: 15 Icons Born on This Day
victoria cakes age
Victoria Cakes Age and Vital Statistics: The Life of a Rising Star
Lexi Luna Height
Lexi Luna Height: An Insight Into the American Model and Film Star

GAMING

Pokemon Go Updates Avatars Maps Photos
Pokemon Go Update: New Changes to Avatars, Map, Photos & More
Apple's First Approved iPhone Emulator Launches
Apple's First Approved iPhone Emulator Launches, Then Gets Removed
Prime Gaming
Is 2024 the Year Prime Gaming Takes Off?
Online Games for Stress Relief
Finding Calm in the Click: A Comparative Look at Online Games for Stress Relief
Apple Introduces Retro Game Emulators App Store
App Store Welcomes Retro Game Emulators: Apple's New Gaming Era

BUSINESS

Choose the Right ERP System
How to Choose the Right ERP System for Your Business?
Apple CEO Discusses Investment Plans
Apple CEO Discusses Investment Plans with Indonesian Leader
DEI Strategy
A Roadmap for Implementing and Sustaining a DEI Strategy
Goldman Sachs Crushes Estimates
Goldman Sachs Crushes Estimates: Stock Jumps on Stellar Q1 2024
Strongest and Weakest Currencies of Africa
List of 10 Strongest and Weakest Currencies of Africa in 2024

TECHNOLOGY

How to Use Technology Mindfully
How to Use Technology Mindfully: Essential Tips for Balanced Tech
Quick Ways to Remove a Trojan From Your Mac
Quick Ways to Remove a Trojan From Your Mac
Pixel Launcher Upgrades in Android 15
Explore the Latest Pixel Launcher Upgrades in Android 15!
Google One VPN Ends
Google One VPN Ends, Pixel VPN Upgrades Coming Soon!
How to Translate Video to English Online
How to Translate Video to English Online [Updated]

HEALTH

Rock Hudson Last Days
Rock Hudson's Last Days: The Untold Story of His Final Moments
Best Stress Relief for Each Zodiac Sign
Relaxation by the Stars: Best Stress Relief for Each Zodiac Sign
Covid 19 No Link Asthma Risk Study
COVID-19 Does Not Raise Asthma Risk, Researchers Confirm
Williams Syndrome Famous People
5 Famous People in the World Dealing With Williams Syndrome [2024 Update]
5 Reasons You Should Go for Facelift Surgery
5 Reasons You Should Go for Facelift Surgery