Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski was born on the 21st of June 1948 in Lodz, Poland. Sapkowski studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt de Riv turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton. Sapkowski has won five Zajdel Awards, including three for short stories Lesser Evil in 1990, Sword of Destiny in 1992 and In a Bomb Crater in 1993, and two for the novels Blood of the Elves in 1994 and Narrenturm in 2002.

"You have to comprehend that I've been doing fantasy for twenty years. When I began to write in Poland there was no one, I was the pioneer. That is not an immodesty, it is the truth: I had to create Polish fantasy. I believed to part from my readings and my knowledge of the genre, because the Polish reader, extremely discerning, was not going to accept hybrids of the middle road between Fantasy and other genres, or a simple copy of Tolkien. S/he was searching for something new, special. And that eagerness for creating something new, special, that is what drove me to write."

Andrzej Sapkowski reviews

Season of Storms

The Witcher #0 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt of Rivia. A witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses [...]

Published: 2018

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Wish

The Witcher #1 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no o [...]

Published: 1993

Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Sword of Destiny

The Witcher #2 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no o [...]

Published: 1992

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood Of Elves

The Witcher #3 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

For more than a hundred years humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changes, and now the races once again fight each other - an [...]

Published: 1994

Our rating: 8.3 | 13 positive reader reviews

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Time of Contempt

The Witcher #4 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are maneuvering [...]

Published: 2013

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Baptism of Fire

The Witcher #5 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of th [...]

Published: 2014

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Tower of the Swallow

The Witcher #6 written by Andrzej Sapkowski

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for [...]

Published: 2016

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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