I started with The Last Wish.
This book surprised me in a good way. Short stories compiled cleverly into a novel. Sprinkling of old fairy tales retold in clever ways. Recommend for fantasy readers.
Next, I read Sword of Destiny.
I loved that ending. For a story told from the POV of an emotionless witcher, this book (and series) packs quite the emotional punch. Fantastic world, larger-than-life characters, and a narrative that is a feast for all our senses—this is fantasy as it ought to be.
I watched Season one of the Netflix Witcher series after Sword of Destiny. The show has three different timelines (Geralt’s story takes place over a few years, Yennifer’s over a few decades, and Ciri’s is the present), and the books helped me make sense of it all.
Most recently, I finished Blood of Elves.
This is officially the first book in the Witcher series, but this is the third book I have read after the Last Wish and the Sword of Destiny.
I loved the Ciri training montage as it unfolded on paper. What a great way to showcase it.
The letter from Yennifer revealed a mountain of feelings and emotions without Geralt and her meeting.
I cannot wait to read the next book and watch Season 2 of the show.