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Geralt of Rivia (Polish: Geralt z Rivii) is a witcher and the protagonist of the Witcher series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski and its adaptations (including The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt computer games as well as comics and graphic novels). Witchers are monster hunters for hire. They possess nearly superhuman abilities and are expert swordsmen.

Geralt is known also as Gwynbleidd (Elder Speech meaning "The White Wolf", a name which was given to him by the dryads), as well as the Butcher of Blaviken.

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Andrzej Sapkowski, born 21 June 1948 in Łódź, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, "The Witcher" ("Wiedźmin"), was published in Fantastyka, Poland's leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. Sapkowski has created a series of tales based on the world of "The Witcher", comprising three collections of short stories and six novels. This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the 1990s.

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The two collections of short stories and the first four novels in the Witcher saga have been translated into English, the fifth and final translation is due March 2017.

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The Last Wish
the first collection of short stories

Sword of Destiny
the second collection of short stories
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Blood of Elves
the first novel in the saga

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Time of Contempt
the second novel in the saga

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Baptism of Fire
the third novel in the saga

The Tower of the Swallow
the fourth novel in the saga

The Lady of the Lake
the fifth novel in the saga
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