Geralt the Witcher lives in a world where everything is shades of grey and everyone engages in political maneuvering. As a Witcher he tries to stay out of this but fails. The books are English transations of Polish originals. The tone of the book is very similar to the tone of the computer game, so I suppose the translators did an awesome job. The books are what I'd describe as “low fantasy”. The world is grimy, so are its people. Geralt in particular is complex and flawed, sometimes extremely observant, sometimes thick as a plank (especially regards romance). Very entertaining read, worth buying. A short read, however.