Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy 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 hunter. 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.
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
Warriors of God
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.
A Fantasy Masterpiece
This series is on a level comparable to LOTR and GOT if you enjoy the fantasy genre this is a must read. The voice of the author is exquisitely express as the narrator excellently says the tale of Geralt of Riva. The story is “unique” in the sense that its a small twist on the normal plot of a fairy tale. The way we learn about the arduous journey of witcher, the anguish he and so many considered as indecent such as nonhumans or intelligent races. Truly a insight on the genre in a spectacular way showing the abhorrent behaviour of humanity while having part about genies granting wishes, a man cursed to be a beast only lifted through love, and princess forced out from her royal fate only to escape to a home owned by 12 dwarfs. Absolutely worth it
I’ve been a Witcher fan for a long time and this book and series is phenomenal. The narrator does a great job with the voices and you can really tell that he loves the story as well. Highly recommend to anybody. If you want more Witcher after the books and like to game. The Witcher 3 is the greatest game to be produced in this decade by a landslide. Geralt of Rivia never gets old.