Andrzej Sapkowski was born in June 21, 1948, is the greatest fantasy writer in his country, and considered as the “Polish Tolkien”.
In 1985 he was a salesman of fur clothes and spent a lot of time travelling through Poland. At this time, he read many fantasy stories to pass the time, which inspired him to participate in a contest of a fantastic tales, promoted for Fantastyka Magazine.
Sapkowski created Geralt of Rivia, for the tale he inscribed on the contest. His storie came from the Polish fairy tale,where a cobbler saves his village, killing a dragon.
In a interview with EuroGamer, Sapkowski declared that “cobblers don’t kill monsters”, so he created a professional fit for the task, and presented in a story only 30 pages.
The author had no pretensions to continue of Te Witcher story – or Wiedzmin on the source language – but the destiny didn’t follow well.
The Garalt’s tale – which came in third in the contest – was published in Fantastyka and attracted readers of magazine, who began request for more wizard’s story.
To answer this demand, Sapkowski wrote 12 tales after was divided in two books: The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny.
The sucess in Poland was immediate, because the stories are filled of folk elements of country and rely on the narrative of classics fantasy such as, Tolkien’s books and The Adventure of Conan, The Barbarian.
With the visibility thatthe work took, began to appear adaptations for TV and a film, produced by Vision Film studio.
In 2007, CD Projekt released The Witcher game, for PC and MAC, wich was soon praised for public and critics and won the world as one of a best games of the day.
If was not enough for Geralt of Rivias’s universe to be known, now the wizard will br theme of the Netflix serie, starring for British actor Henry Cavill, in the role of Geralt.
The Witcher has everything to be great sucess of streaming network, as it has all elements required to hold and delight the public.
We are following all news of serie production that has in the cast Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Freya Allan (Ciri), Anya Charlotra (Yennefer), Jodhi May (Queen Calanthe), Mimi Nidweni (Fringilla), Therica Wilson-Read (the new witch Sabrina), Mille Brady (Princess Refri), Adam Levy (Mousesack) Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Eist) and MyAnna Buring (Tissaia the director of the magic School).
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