The Witcher Timeline and Chronology

Also known as the Polish Lord of the Rings, the Witcher saga has gained popularity in western culture largely thanks to the video games from CD Projekt RED.

What’s on the Witcher Timeline?

There are multiple forms of media that tell the story of the Witcher. Of course, it all started with the short stories and novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. These stories later formed the basis for the games made by Polish video game developer CD Projkt RED. Those games quickly gained popularity all over the world, with the Witcher 3 becoming one of the most celebrated video games of all time.

This timeline includes both the original noveles and short stories with the games, even though technically they are two seperate canons. For now, though, there is no reason why they can’t coexist as there are no major contraditictions in the story. Several comics are included as well, which exist primarily in the game chronology.

Where to start the Witcher story?

If you like reading, you’re best off starting with the anthology of short stories, The Last Wish. But if you’re a gamer, we recommend starting with The Witcher 3. The game may be late in the chronology, but you do not have to have played the other games, or read the books, to understand what’s going on. And it’s a fantastic dive (possibly the best) into the Witcher universe.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Early Years

Anthology

Andrzej Sapkowski

1993-01-01

Original Title: Ostatnie życzenie

2

Early Years

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

2013-11-06

Original Title: Sezon burz

3

Early Years

Graphic Novel

Paul Tobin

2015-12-29

4

Early Years

Anthology

Andrzej Sapkowski

1992-01-01

Original Title: Miecz przeznaczenia

5

Early Years

Comic Issue

Michal Galek

2011-06-01

Digital only comic.

6

Witcher Saga

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

1994-01-01

Original Title: Krew elfów

7

Witcher Saga

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

1995-01-01

Original Title: Czas pogardy

8

Witcher Saga

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

1996-01-01

Original Title: Chrzest ognia

9

Witcher Saga

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

1997-01-01

Original Title: Wieża Jaskółki

10

Witcher Saga

Novel

Andrzej Sapkowski

1999-01-01

Original Title: Pani Jeziora

11

Game Saga

Comic Issue

Michal Galek

2015-10-13

Digital only comic.

12

Game Saga

Game

2007-10-26

13

Game Saga

Game

2011-05-17

14

Game Saga

Graphic Novel

Paul Tobin

2015-05-19

15

Game Saga

Game

2015-05-19

16

Game Saga

Graphic Novel

Paul Tobin

2014-10-07

17

Game Saga

Graphic Novel

Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewicz
Karolina Stachyra
Paul Tobin
Travis Currit

2017-07-04

Comments
  1. Avatar
    Thad Reisen

    Will you be updating the Witcher page with the show and the other games?

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      Jason Hamilton

      Yes, fairly soon.

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    Andy

    Have you seen the new Witcher series by Netflix? I quite liked it. What do you think about it?

    1. Avatar
      Jason Hamilton

      I thought it was pretty great! Faithful adaptation.

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    Jope

    Hello,
    Great job but where will fit the new Netflix serie “The Witcher” in this chronology?
    Thx.

    1. Avatar
      Jason Hamilton

      I’ll add it at some point, but it roughly takes place partly in The Last Wish and partly in Blood of Elves.

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