The Witcher is a series of novels and short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It’s about Geralt of Rivia, a witcher or monster-hunter who is, as the song describes him, “a friend of humanity.” He is sometimes known as the White Wolf. Jaskier the Bard sings here of a time he was travelling with Geralt and suggests that those who are lucky enough to live in the Valley of Plenty should “toss a coin to their witcher” because monster-hunters need to eat, too. Deuteronomy 25:4 applies to witchers as well as oxen: “Do not bind the mouths of the kine that tread the grain.

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The role of Jaskier the Bard is sung by British actor/singer Joey Batey. Batey is lead singer of a band called The Amazing Devil, whose new album, The Horror and the Wild, is due to be released February 2020. Expect to hear some songs from that album here on when it releases.

Joey Batey as Jaskier the Bard in the episode “Four Marks,” The Witcher {image via Netflix}

Batey sings two songs “You Think You’re Safe” and “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” in the episode “Four Marks.” He also sings “The Fishmonger’s Daughter” in “Of Banquets, Bastards, and Burials” and sings “Her Sweet Kiss” in “Rare Species.”

David Kidman of Fatea Magazine praisedLove Run is an extraordinary debut disc by any standards, a masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama that manages to connect powerfully with our psyche. Tremendously exciting, it grabs you and refuses to let go.” We can expect similar praise for The Horror and the Wild. It should be right in our sweet spot.

The Witcher deserves a coin or two tossed in his direction because of the good he does for the community around him. In the same way, provides a unique service that makes the geeking world just a little bit nicer a place to live in, not just for you but for most of your friends as well. We hope that deserves your support.

Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.