The Witcher is a much more intimate story than GoT, focusing on three core characters as their decisions influence the world around them.
CS Soapbox: Is The Witcher Really the New Game of Thrones? When it was announced that Netflix would be adapting Polish author, Andrzej Saplowski’s The Witcher series, immediate parallels were drawn with HBO’s Game of Thrones. Having swords, dragons, magic, kingdoms and silver-haired protagonists, The Witcher made every GoT bereavement list the internet had to offer.
The Witcher takes place on an unnamed Earth, the majority of the story occurring on a landmass known as the Continent.