#1 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -

I'm in the middle of the first game at the moment, but i really want to appreciate the source material in its original form. basicly i'm looking for the the english translation of the books, i can only find two and i've read that it has five novels, which i can't find. Does anyone have any idea where i should start? and if the books rae worth the time?   
#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Not all of them are out.  Amazon has most of them though, and it's on the Kindle store too.

So if you got an e-reader or iPad, you're good.

I have them, and read 'em up a while back.    

#3 Posted by suntone (98 posts) -

I think for the English versions there are only 2 books out so far, The Last Wish and Blood of Elves.  I honestly would start from when they were first written, so start with The Last Wish and then Blood of Elves.  Really the books set up the pre-story of Geralt, at least The Last Wish I haven't started Blood of Elves yet, from before his amnesia.  So it deals with a lot of back story like the relationship with the princess as well as with Dandelion, things of that nature.  So for the overall fiction of the world I would recommend them.

#4 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -

@suntone:
@KaosAngel:

 

Cheers, i'm deffinately going to get them, i need some dark fantasy at the moment and i think that this will, cure the craving pretty well

#5 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

A third one is apparently releasing soon but they seem to have gone quiet about it..

After how popular the first game was and the fact the second game will be out soon, you'd think the publishers would be jumping all over trying to get these books out, but it seems not.

It's definitely worth reading what's available though.
#6 Posted by Nightriff (4972 posts) -

What do you guys think of the first book The Last Wish? I just finished it last night in preparation for playing the games and really enjoyed most of it, several of the stories didn't really grab me like others but overall I really enjoyed it. Probably what I like most about it was the fact that they are short stories so I could read one whole story and stop.

Are the other books worth reading in the future? Won't be getting to them anytime soon.

#7 Edited by csl316 (8359 posts) -

What do you guys think of the first book The Last Wish? I just finished it last night in preparation for playing the games and really enjoyed most of it, several of the stories didn't really grab me like others but overall I really enjoyed it. Probably what I like most about it was the fact that they are short stories so I could read one whole story and stop.

Are the other books worth reading in the future? Won't be getting to them anytime soon.

This is a random necro, but I read The Last Wish last summer and loved it. I found the dialogue and the world super engrossing. One of these days I'll pick up the first novel.

I found an English translation of Sword of Destiny and haven't gotten to it yet.

#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

What do you guys think of the first book The Last Wish? I just finished it last night in preparation for playing the games and really enjoyed most of it, several of the stories didn't really grab me like others but overall I really enjoyed it. Probably what I like most about it was the fact that they are short stories so I could read one whole story and stop.

Are the other books worth reading in the future? Won't be getting to them anytime soon.

I loved The Lash Wish, but have found the following novels to be less exciting. Still good and worth reading if you're interested, but I feel like the novels just feel a little drawn out. Still very much looking forward to the English translation of Baptism of Fire releasing late June!