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Is there a particular reason behind Sapkowski writing Season of Storms after such a long break?

Is there a particular reason behind Sapkowski writing Season of Storms after such a long break?

BrianTheMessiah1969

No idea really¯\_(ツ)_/¯ what made him to write the books such a long time after lady of the lake but i enjoyed the opportunity for another adventure with Geralt all the Same(•‿•)


SMiki55

He'd been throwing clues about writing something witcher-related even prior the release of TW2 iirc. I don't think the decision to start writing was game-related, although I can imagine that it might've prompted him to write faster (he often admits being lazy in interviews).


Future_Victory

Sometimes during the playthrough of Witcher 2, I felt like Sapkowski wrote the script or participated in the creation of dialogue lines. But surprisingly he wasn't involved in any capacity! Yet the game itself so true to the books


ImagineGriffins

Witcher 2 is the most book-like of all the games, imho


Future_Victory

Yeah. While Witcher 3 is admittedly true to the spirit and characters of the books, but it did introduce some lore-breaking things like the absence of False Ciri, the appearance of White Frost, Emhyr & Aen Elle suddenly forgetting about the Child of Elder Blood, etc. Witcher 2 never created such problems


TheLast_Centurion

I love the flotsam forest. It has a very unique fairytale feeling that I dont think is replicated anywhere in W3 (although maybe Toussaint has a fairy feel but in a very different way. And the fairy tale world is probably the closest to that, yet kinda different still). Maybe it's just tall trees that I missed xD. But W3 world is phenomenal, so hard to complain. At least in that way it is not just the same places.


Future_Victory

Flotsam forest is the closest thing we could get as in-game Brokilon (imagine Geralt and Ciri meeting in a place like this and maybe Geralt fighting a giant centipede). Sometimes, W2 is undeservedly bashed for poor combat and not so well-done mechanics, but I think it's negligible for its incredible story (I just love complex & well-thought narratives). It's far better than W1's combat (though, it's not a fair comparison)


ElderTrollsSkyrum

With the first two games released, I assume he just wanted to write one more book since the Witcher was starting to get more attention around that time.


glassgwaith

I loved Season of Storms. I also loved the ending because it confirmed my headcanon that Geralt is still alive and active


RY0M43CH1Z3N

You know that in Bautism of fire.


glassgwaith

We do?


Future_Victory

Care to explain?


RY0M43CH1Z3N

Geralt \*\*is\*\* Stribog read the next pages from his first appearance.


AwakenMirror

That is the wildest theory I have heard. There is hardly any evidence for that to be found, as Stribog is just mentioned as a wandering storyteller for what? Two pages total? What's the background for that theory?


RY0M43CH1Z3N

In the next pages are phrases talking in \*\*past\*\* about the Sihil, his decissions, etc.


Future_Victory

I have no idea what this means


Marvel_Music_Fan

Money?


UndecidedCommentator

Money.


dzejrid

Yep, money.


Petr685

He wrote The Hussite trilogy.


dzejrid

And "Viper". *shivers*


TheLast_Centurion

Is it that bad? Or just that atmospheric, lol


dzejrid

It's his attempt at war novel happening during the late stages of Soviet-Afghan war with some fantasy elements. It's crap.


CrownlessKing104

Actually, he wtote another book that was gis first work in decades that had nothing to do with the witcher. military story set in Afghanistan with midtical quest It was complete dissaster and no o r red it. hemce back to golden cow


waltherppk01

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ And that's OK


AudioOfMan

Money.