By Michael Busse Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher has not been without a few controversies, chief among them in the United States being the choice of casting. While some fans were hesitant about Superman actor Henry Cavill playing Geralt and others turned their noses up at Anya Chalotra portraying Yennefer of Vengerberg, perhaps the biggestContinue reading “The Witcher’s Response to Racial Controversy”
By Benjamin Rose This interview was conducted by text on November 23rd, 2019. Oktawian Grochowski is a test manager in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and a fan of The Witcher series. He follows Benjamin on Qoura.com, occasionally reading and commenting on Ben’s work on that site. This interview has been lightly edited for grammar and clarity.
By Sampson Berlinski The Witcher saga author Andzrej Sapkowski built his world with Polish fairy tales in the back of his mind, but quickly decided that such stories with their whimsical nature were lies. The story of the Wawel Dragon for instance, shows a town in terror under the reign of a dragon. When knightsContinue reading “Tribalism and Interspecies Relations in the Witcher Saga”
By Benjamin Rose, Editor You flee my dream come the morning,Your scent berries tart, lilac sweet.To dream of raven locks entwisted stormy,Of violet eyes glistening as you weep. ”Wilcza Zamieć” (“Wolven Storm”), Marcin Przybyłowicz
By Ellie Sullum Calanthe, also known as the “Lioness of Cintra”, spent her life navigating the patriarchal pressures of her society while also maintaining security and safety for her kingdom. Calanthe resisted the confines of marriage, and avoided the consequence of marriage in her society: a complete revocation of her power.