I’m putting the feelers out there for a Witcher read-along in the coming year. I mean, I only need one person and I’ll go ahead with it, but if there’s more interest I can go ahead and make it more of a proper event.
What is the Witcher series?
There are 8 books in this series (read-along would be May-December) most of which aren’t particularly long, so you wouldn’t be mentally preparing for a slog each month. It follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer – written by Andrzej Sapkowski and inspiring an insanely popular and awesome video game series from CD Projekt Red and TV series on Netflix (season two coming soon-ish).
- A medieval Polish setting
- Monsters galore
- Tongue in cheek humour
- Badass action
- Strong male and female characters
- A vibrant and exciting high fantasy world
- A look at morality and whether humans are in fact the worst monsters
- A rich storytelling experience
I’ve read books 1 and 2 (The Last Wish & Sword of Destiny) both of which are a collection of short stories and the books we will be reading for May and June if this goes ahead – they are almost novella length so a nice easy start. It would follow on directly from my Monster Week event, which I think would lead nicely into this read-along!
That’s basically it! If there’s interest, there’ll be more posts coming up (or this one will be updated). Let me know what you think!!