Thank you to Andrzej Sapkowski and Gollancz for the opportunity. Season of Storms begins with the Witcher successfully completing a contract to eradicate the threat of a monster known as an Idr. Upon receiving payment Geralt opts to travel to Kerack where another mission may be waiting. I received a review copy of Season of Storms in exchange for an honest review. His first act in the City is to frequent an inn and relax with some food and wine. Before he is able to tuck in though he is posed a question by three characters dressed in black who approached his table without a sound.
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Sapkowski studied economics and, before turning to writing, he worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. Sapkowski has created a series of tales based on the world of "The Witcher", comprising three collections of short stories and five novels. This cycle and his many other works made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the s. The main character of the stories is witcher Geralt , a mutant assassin who has been trained since childhood to hunt down and destroy monsters.
Geralt exists in a morally ambiguous universe, yet manages to maintain his own coherent code of ethics. The world in which these adventures take place owes much to J. Tolkien, while being also heavily influenced by Polish history and Slavic mythology. In , Sapkowski won the prestigious Polityka Passport award, which is awarded annually to artists who have strong prospects for international success.
A film by the same title was compiled from excerpts of the television series but both have been critical and box office failures. It was very well received and a commercial success, selling over 1. Subsequently, he worked in that field. Only later did his literary career begin, as a translator, translating the English story "The Words of the Guru" by Cyril M. Kornbluth for Fantastyka magazine. In he released his first work of fiction, the short story " The Witcher " translated also as "The Hexer" or "The Spellmaker" in order to enter a contest by a Polish literary magazine Fantastyka.
He won the 3rd prize. The story was succesful with critics and audiences. He would go on to create the succesfull Witcher series. Bibliography Note: Works not yet officially translated into English are listed under their original Polish titles.
Narrenturm trilogy or Hussite Trilogy.