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The Witcher | Sword of Destiny


I am so happy they’re doing new releases of The Witcher for us. I will, of course, forever be grateful to Dagon, for that very first publishing, and Eridanas, for the whole Witcher series that we got before the first game ever came out, and many other great books they published while they still lived. But I am thankful to Alma Littera too, for the covers are wonderful, and the shape of the book is great (it’s narrow and tall, with beautiful separations between chapters)

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Coinneach Da Reo


Coinneach Da Reo,
A Character from The Witcher Saga by A. Sapkowski.
Painting by me: [Soukyan]
(yes, I take commissions)

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The Witcher: Untranslated

Witcher_nightmodereadingThere are two of those that we, Lithuanians, and probably a lot of others too (including the English speaking world) did not receive. And those who stuck with me long enough know just how much that eats at me.

A. Sapkowski’s Witcher Saga has dragged me through a lot of bad things, making me carry on against all odds, and possibly I’m still going on because of it all. The stories are wonderful, the characters are even more so, games are great too, and the music, the art, all those things born of it are proof of humanity being worth it. So let’s speak of what we didn’t get, for we got a lot already.

First is the short story collection called “Something Ends, Something Begins“, which contains eight stories, two of them being completely witcher-y. The book was done soon after “Lady of the Lake”, and was apparently a present to Sapkowski’s friends on their marriage, thus, one of the stories depict Yen’s and Geralt’s marriage. There’s little known of this book, other than it being pretty damn good piece of literature, with every story differing in style, genre, times, but not quality.

The second book is “Season of Storms“, and apparently takes place between the last short story book, and the “Blood of Elves”, taking the view of the times right after Geralt and Yen first met. From fan art I’m guessing there’s even new monsters described, so I truly hope it will someday be translated into some language I can read. After all, those times were the best, weren’t they?

Back in the day the very first collection of short stories got translated by now long gone publishers Dagon, I have that book for collecting purposes. Later, all books, including that one, were translated and released in beautiful hard covered pieces by now barely alive, if, Eridanas publishing house. So, truly, them being the only ones who ever gave us true fantasy and sci-fi genre (the hardcore type, no inbetweeners, no diluting for the masses, I’m sure they would’ve loved grabbing “Song of Fire and Ice” far before series hit those books into the surface), I doubt we’ll ever receive the latter novel, but I can still hope for something in English or German.

I also hope for you, English speakers, to receive the other short story collection book, the one they skipped and went for the “Blood of Elves” instead. That one was real good.

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Thus, today and tomorrow

Ah, my little Nosferatu’s, I’m finally leaving for UK. I’ll be in Gravesend, sorting out Onions, but as Tyler Durden said – I am NOT my job. Thus I am happy, for work is not that hard and payment is not that small. As soon as I get internet there or can steal anyone else’s – I’ll write another post, make a billion pictures and tell all about it.

Must say, I’m pretty happy. Am leaving with a good friend, got my blue laptop/notebook under my hand and sister there waiting. Hopefully the live-in allows me and my friend to stay together. And hopefully there’s plenty of work to be done, so that I could make plenty of pounds, yes? For now, I need to check what clothes I am to wear and what are to come with me in a suitcase. Also need to somehow not forget my Tablet. Did you know that I’m an artist? Well, I am, here’s my DeviantArt link. I’m a writer by heart, but here I can express my little tiny bits of all those stories buzzing in my head.

Would be nicer if I could leave without my face scratched as if a wild cat attacked me. I cut my nails and they become even sharper, how does that work?? So that’s that. Wish me luck! With me I’m taking two books, old release of the Witcher books, very first one, the Sword of the Destiny, by A. Sapkowski and one more about myths and legends. As for games, I got plenty, including game The Witcher 2, Skyrim, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Assassin’s Creed and second one, Alice: Madness Returns, Limbo and first Mass Effect. Oh and one of the Need for Speed games, those calm me down real good, can’t remember the title now tho.

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