Andrzej Sapkowski is Writing Another Witcher Book After a 10-Year Break

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In recent years, The Witcher franchise has gone from strength to strength across a range of entertainment mediums, and it all began in 1993 with the birth of a book saga written by Andrzej Sapkowski. It was in 2013 that the last Witcher book was published, and since then, the franchise has seen great success in the worlds of gaming and television.

Sapkowski recently confirmed that he’s bringing back The Witcher in the form of another book – the first one he’ll have published in more than ten years. It was in 1999 that the saga ended, with Sapkowski having written and released seven books in just six years, but a prequel was published in 2013 named ‘Season of Storms’.

And now, ‘within a year’, a new Witcher book will be published.

The Witcher Never Dies

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Geralt of Rivia over the years, it’s that he’s remarkably resilient. From The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to The Witcher television series, we’ve seen Geralt persevere through countless struggles. It doesn’t matter that Sapkowski took a ten-year break from writing The Witcher, Geralt is about to burst back onto the pages in all his glory as though he never left.

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It isn’t known what the plot will be for the new book, but in an interview with a Ukrainian YouTube channel, Sapkowski confirmed the future of his franchise when grilled on the topic by the show’s hosts:

I never say these things because with me you never know. Maybe I’ll do something, maybe I won’t. So far, when I said that I would write something, and then I didn’t write it, people complained as if I had deceived them and as if I had lied. That’s why I don’t like to talk about what I’m doing until I finish doing it. Because until I finish it, I don’t think it exists. But since I always make exceptions for Ukrainians, I will do it this time too. Yes, I’m working on a new book about The Witcher and quite diligently. It may take a year, but no longer.

So, within a year, we’ll likely have a brand-new Witcher book, and Geralt’s story – assuming he’s the protagonist in this tale – will continue.

It’s shrewd timing for Sapkowski, as The Witcher is arguably more popular now than ever before. It was a while ago now that CD Projekt revealed a dense roadmap for The Witcher that included an all-new trilogy of games, a multiplayer project, and a remake of the original game that was released in 2007.

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