The first of The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski is a wonderful intro into the literature that spawned the beloved Witcher video game series by CD Projekt Red.

Blood of Elves does not rush and sets the tone for an epic saga that any fantasy lover would truly enjoy; I know I did.

We’re introduced to the beloved characters Yennefer, Ciri, and of course Geralt of Rivia.

What I found most appealing was the complexity of the relationships of the characters, and setting the tone for two protagonists in Ciri and Geralt, where they appeal to wildly different personas and yet manage to overlap beautifully in the plot.

I am certainly looking forward to continuing this series over the holidays.