From Quora: Themes In The First Witcher Short Story

What are the themes of the short story series “The Witcher” by Andrzej Sapkowski?** VAGUE SPOILERS FOR THE END OF THE SERIES. The primary theme of “The Witcher”, the first story in The Last Wish collection, is the worthiness of the professional who does his job with integrity despite the corruption and vagaries of politicsContinue reading “From Quora: Themes In The First Witcher Short Story”

The Politics of Vilgefortz

Vilgefortz of Roggeven was, at varying points, a Druid, a Mercenary, a Mage, and eventually, the greatest living sorcerer. His story is long, vague, and convoluted. Most of what we know of the man is said by himself, and he is not a very modest gentleman. The following synopsis is told using information gathered fromContinue reading “The Politics of Vilgefortz”

Five Highlights From Making The Witcher

With the recent release of Netflix’s Making The Witcher, the recently renamed Blog of the White Wolf is here to save you all from those terrible mass-produced clickbait articles in which “HUGE changes are coming to the Witcher Season 2 based on unconfirmed rumors that someone MIGHT have farted on set” (*cough…Valnet properties…*cough). That’s notContinue reading “Five Highlights From Making The Witcher”

The Witcher And The Aesthetics of Violence
Part One: The Song of the Sword Dancer

While a number of adjectives may be used to describe Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher franchise and its adaptations, “upbeat”, “peaceful”, and “nonviolent” do not rank among them. The series is unapologetically grim across its various multimedia instantiations, and seldom pulls punches in regards to violence and its consequences. This is all the more true the closerContinue reading The Witcher And The Aesthetics of Violence
Part One: The Song of the Sword Dancer

Introduction to Vilgefortz

By Theo Noble Vilgefortz of Roggeven was, at varying points, a Druid, a Mercenary, a Mage, and eventually, the greatest living sorcerer. His story is long, vague, and convoluted. Most of what we know of the man is said by himself, and he is not a very modest gentleman. The following synopsis is told usingContinue reading “Introduction to Vilgefortz”

Five Things I’d Change in Netflix’s The Witcher Season I

By Benjamin Rose Look, lets call a kikimore a kikimore: I was not happy with Netflix’s first season of The Witcher. It cried out for better dialogue, a bigger budget, and writers with a deeper understanding of the themes of the source material. Nonetheless, from the Blaviken fight to the characterization of Eist and Mousesack,Continue reading “Five Things I’d Change in Netflix’s The Witcher Season I”

Eight Overlooked Side Characters From the Story So Far

By Sampson Berlinski The Witcher’s cast is full of big personalities, and at first glance the series is carried by a few principle characters, especially in the Netflix adaptation.  Yes, the show’s central plotline follows the perspective of three or four select characters. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give some credit to the “littleContinue reading “Eight Overlooked Side Characters From the Story So Far”

Eight Mages From The Books to Watch Out For in Future Seasons of The Witcher

By Theo Noble With more enchanters (and Enchantresses) making themselves known to us in the show, The Path is taking a minute to give you some names to watch out for, living and dead. During the current state of things, everyone should stay inside and stay safe.  Witchers and Sorcerers are immune to disease, butContinue reading “Eight Mages From The Books to Watch Out For in Future Seasons of The Witcher”

Ten Things The Witcher Netflix Changed From The Books

By Benjamin Rose As we shelter in place during this pandemic and eagerly await the time at which it’s safe for production to resume on Netflix’s The Witcher, The Path is still hard at work generating content to hold you over until Geralt and Co. return. Today we bring you the first in a seriesContinue reading “Ten Things The Witcher Netflix Changed From The Books”