The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows includes issues 1-5 of the series, and centers around father and daughter team Geralt and Ciri as they make their way to answer a contract and take care of a striga, i.e. a woman who has been cursed and transformed into a hideous werewolf like-creature.
The one they are after is terrorizing a heavily-populated town called Novigrad. On their way there, Geralt relates the only other time he has encountered one to his daughter, but it looks like the pair will not have it easy once they try to actually deal with the creature. Their journey also includes the duo taking care of minor monster issues along the way as well as a surprising appearance of Yennifer, Ciri’s mother.
Overall, The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows does a really good job of elaborating on the core themes of the source material, for fans of the video game franchise along with anyone who likes this type of fantasy storytelling. As a causal player of the Witcher games, I found myself engrossed in the story of The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows.
I was immediately sucked in by the traditional comic book style art and the universe created therein, but I stayed for the character development and gruesome monster design. The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows is a great read if you enjoy fantasy, medieval era stories or if you are a hardcore fan (or even just like the concept) of The Witcher.
Catch The Witcher Volume 3: Curse of Crows when it’s released by Dark Horse on June 21, 2017.