A warrior roaming the lands has gained notoriety among the commonfolk. Word of his deeds has spread far, and his approach strikes fear at the heart of the most formidable opponent. Known as the “Butcher of Blaviken” or the “White Wolf,” Geralt of Rivia’s reputation as a killer of men and monsters has earned him appreciation and disdain in equal measure. Better known by his famed moniker The Witcher, Geralt goes where no man dares. He answers bounties and notices posted by the citizens of the continent, calls for aid in ridding their towns of haunting menaces or in breaking curses that trouble the innocent: blood for coin. And in his mastery of the sword— rumours telling of a steel blade for men, a silver blade for non-humans—he is almost unrivaled.
Like a relic of the past emerging from the mists of Avalon, Geralt of Rivia has entered our awareness over the last two decades. He rose out of the fog of fiction and settled in our consciousness, a deadly sword-bearer schooled in the arcane arts. Created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the Witcher series of novels and stories has risen to prominence as one of the best modern fantasies ever written, ranked alongside works by Robin Hobb, Philip Pullman, and George R.R. Martin by its fans.
Discover more about The Witcher, and what you’ll need to know in the lead-up to the new, highly anticipated Netflix television series by clicking the Tor.com link: An Introduction to the Worlds of The Witcher
We’re so busy concentrating on gaining proof for our beliefs or sheltering our disbelief that we forget to question what’s right in front of us. Reality. What is it and how do you define it? In the documentary,
Renegade: The Life Story of David Icke, investigative researcher Icke opens with the epitomal words: "People say I talk about some weird stuff – some far out stuff. But how about that chair you're sitting in? – isn't solid! How weird is that? This reality is nothing like we think it is."
This includes our modern world and his belief that those in the shadows are run the show according to their hidden agenda. There’s a growing social movement that’s happening worldwide. People are waking up. They are coming to an awareness that the way things are being run aren’t necessarily for the benefit of the citizens. As Icke explains at one point in the film, the powers that be only have that power because of we are accepting of it: "The power of the few is in the acquiescence of the many. And if we stop acquiescing with our own enslavement, we cannot be enslaved."
To read more about one of the most important films of our generation, click here:
David Icke Renegade of the Zeitgeist.
Indie Publisher and author of Fiction, J.K.A. Short also writes on music, games, and other creative entertainment