Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.–GoodReads
I love the Witcher, the comics/graphic novel, the games (well the third game as that’s the one I’m on so far, and finally I have it back to continue), the show, so I was pretty damn sure I was going to enjoy this.
My instincts were right in this case lol.
This is a little prequel novella that helps just slide you into the Witcher world/books and I adored it. The graphic novel gets most of its content from this or vice versa (I didn’t look into when each published) and I loved it so much because it’s fairytales.
It’s fairytales and Geralt and Roach. What was I going to dislike about this??
Well I suppose I disliked in the end how I didn’t have more, it was a great read but not anything that knocked my socks off, just a clear indicator that I’ll be picking up the rest of the books now and have super high hopes for them.
As this is a novella compounding adventures and Sapkowski’s take on fairytales interwoven with Geralt and his story, I don’t know that I really need to make this a long review.
Geralt is a complex and interesting character to me in all forms of media across the board and this was no different. I also enjoyed seeing him interacting with the world and other characters, I of course enjoyed Jaskier a lot and this all had me super excited to continue the game and to watch season 2 (which is coming out December 17th!!)
4/5 Cups of coffee, definitely recommend for any Witcher fans and fairytale addicts like myself. (I got the added bonus of reading the pretty Illumicrate edition)