The Witcher books land on New York Times Best Sellers list

The Netflix show not only gave The Witcher 3 a bump on Steam, but also put a few books from author Andrzej Sapkowski on the New York Times Best Sellers list!

Netflix’s The Witcher sets itself apart from CD Projekt Red’s popular game by basing itself entirely off the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Specifically, the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher draws from The Last Wish, a collection of short stories that follow Geralt of Rivia in various settings and circumstances.

Unable to get enough of the show, fans have begun buying up The Last Wish in droves, helping earn it a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list this week!

The Witcher books land on New York Times Best Sellers list

The Witcher books land on New York Times Best Sellers list
The Last Wish and Blood of Elves both earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list following the success of Netflix's The Witcher.
© Andrzej Sapkowski

New to the New York Times Best Sellers list this week are Witcher books including The Last Wish and Blood of Elves. Right now, The Last Wish sits at #4 right behind The Institute by Stephen King. Farther down the list, Blood of Elves earned itself a spot at #12.

The reason for Blood of Elves also being on the list, even though the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher is based on The Last Wish, is because Blood of Elves is the next entry in the series. Blood of Elves follows short story collections including The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, and serves as the first book in the serialized Witcher saga.

After Blood of Elves, the second book book readers will want to pick up is Time of Contempt. Once the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher is released, we anticipate Time of Contempt will also spike on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Overall, having multiple books on the New York Times Best Sellers list – especially the Top 15 – is a huge accomplishment, and further emphasizes the raw popularity of Netflix’s The Witcher.

Following its release back in December of 2019, gamers likewise flocked to The Witcher 3 which hit an all-time player count high on Steam with over 100,000 people playing it this month. We want to congratulate Andrzej Sapkowski on his New York Times Best Sellers status, and encourage those curious about the novels to pick up copies of The Last Wish and Blood of Elves as they’re both fantastic reads!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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