How To Read The Witcher Books – Where to Start With Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series

Ready to read the Witcher books? Here’s everything you need to know, plus the links to the ebook, print and audio editions.

The Witcher short story collections

Read the Witcher - The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish

THE LAST WISH is the first collection of short stories featuring the Witcher, and the start of the Witcher books.

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Read the Witcher - Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Sword of Destiny

This collection of short stories follows the adventures of Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike.

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The Witcher Novels

 

Read the Witcher - The Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves

Watch for the signs! What signs these shall be, I say unto you: first the earth will flow with the blood of Aen Seidhe, the Blood of Elves…

BLOOD OF ELVES is the first novel of the Witcher Saga.

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Read the Witcher - The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

Time of Contempt

A coup threatens the Wizard’s Guild. War breaks out across the lands. A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life… and Ciri, in whose hands the world’s fate rests, has vanished.

TIME OF CONTEMPT is the second novel in the Witcher Saga.

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Read the Witcher -Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski

Baptism of Fire

While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It’s an impossible situation in which to find Ciri – the heiress to the throne of Cintra – until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor.

BAPTISM OF FIRE is the third novel in the Witcher Saga.
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Read the Witcher - Tower of Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Tower of Swallows

THE TOWER OF SWALLOWS is the fourth novel in the Witcher Saga.

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The Lady of The Lake

THE LADY OF THE LAKE is the fifth novel in the Witcher Saga
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Season of Storms

Season of Storms

Andrzej Sapkowski has described Season of Storms as a “Side-quell.” It takes place before the events of the Witcher Saga, and can be enjoyed before or after you’ve read the whole series.

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