Geralt of Rivia is the protagonist of The Witcher book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Yes I know there are video games, a TV series, and a movie, but Geralt first started out as a charaacter in a book.
Geralt, like all witchers, are monster-hunters who undergo special training and have their bodies modified with supernatural abilities so they can hunt extremely dangerous monsters without dying. These modifications leave them with super-human reflexes, dexterity and the ability to see at night.
Geralt lives in an ambiguous moral universe, yet manages to maintain his own coherent code of ethics. He’s all at once cynical and noble; kind of reminds me of hardboild crime protaganists minus the modern trappings. Geralt treats his ladies like Han Solo does. When she says “I love you,” Geralt replies with “Yeah, I know.” He’s wisecracking, hard drinking, and tough, but also quietly contemplative — and very much the bastard you grow to love at the end of the story.
The Witcher Books by Andrzej Sapkowsk
- Book 1: The Last Wish, 1993 – A short story collection of the Witcher
- Book 2: Blood of Elves, 1994 – First novel in the Witcher Saga
Books not yet translated to English
- Book 3: Times of Contempt, 1995
- Book 4: Baptism of Fire, 1996
- Book 5: The Swallow’s Tower, 1997
- Book 6: Lady of the Lake, 1999
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Developer: CD Projekt RED STUDIO
- Publisher: Atari
- Publish date: May 17 2011
- Platform: PC
Sig bought and tried to play The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, but it ate his system for breakfast. Its a game with heavy requirements, epseically if you want to enjoy all the beautiful eye candy. If your system can muster it, Witcher 2 rewards you with an alluring and finely crafted world that entices exploration. And like all very good RPGs, it promises a lasting, rewarding relationship — this translates to potentially up to 60 or 70 hours of gameplay for me. I could spend hours reading books, people watching, poking around towns, provoking guards, gambling in dark taverns, and getting so drunk then waking up with a godawful butt tattoo of some girl’s name that I had a one night stand with.