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Gollancz Acquire Three More Witcher Novels

sword of destinyGollancz is thrilled to announce the acquisition of three more books in Andrzej Sapkowski’s hugely popular THE WITCHER series.

The first book, THE SWORD OF DESTINY, will be published in May 2015 alongside the blockbusting new computer game THE WITCHER 3: THE WILD HUNT, which won the Award for Most Anticipated Game during The Game Awards 2014. Sales for the previous two games in THE WITCHER franchise have totalled over 8 million copies worldwide.  SWORD OF DESTINY is a collection of linked short stories which fills in some of the gaps in the Witcher’s legend.

Two further books – THE SWALLOW’S TOWER and LADY OF THE LAKE – will be released in 2016 and 2017 and will conclude the main story of Geralt the Witcher. All three books will be translated by David French, whose translation of the previous two volumes in the series was widely acclaimed.

Marcus Gipps, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, bought World English rights from Patricia Pasqualini at Agence De l’Est. He said ‘we’re thrilled to be continuing our association with Andrzej and his magnificent Witcher series. The question we get asked most – across any medium, be it twitter, email or face-to-face at conventions – is when we will be continuing Geralt’s saga. We’re delighted to finally be able to answer that question, and hope the fans are pleased that they won’t have to wait too long for the next instalment!’

Andrzej Sapkowski is an international fantasy star and the winner of many fantasy awards, including the David Gemmell Legend award.