Now a Netflix original series!
Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games.
Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy!
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms
The Tower of Fools
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Unfathomably cool, heroic, and honorable: Meet monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. The Last Wish—the introduction to Andrzej Sapkowski’s awesomely bloodthirsty Witcher saga—is a collection of short stories about the young Geralt’s early adventures, ranging from epic clashes to sexy romps. These stories start with familiar fairy tale and Lord of the Rings–style elements before twisting into something darker and weirder, slithering between humor and heartbreak, high-stakes adventure and quiet emotional revelations. With his brilliant, chameleonlike reading of the audiobook, Peter Kenny creates distinct timbres and styles for Sapkowski’s broad cast of aristocrats, commoners, magicians, and creatures. We were riveted by every vividly detailed action sequence and scene of immersive world-building, and absorbed in the characters’ relatable motivations and choices. This is a great listen for series fans as well as newcomers intrigued by TV’s The Witcher.