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
The prequel to Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher saga introduces us to Geralt of Rivia, a sorcerer who’s also a bounty hunter of mythical creatures. The Last Wish starts with a bang, launching us into Geralt’s colorful adventures and surfacing scene-stealing characters like the man-turned-monster who doesn’t want to be changed back because women find him more attractive this way. Sapkowski really knows how to keep readers on the edge: He opens one tale with a knife to Geralt’s throat and cuts another story short right before a character makes a major announcement. It’s no wonder that his dramatic, immersive fantasy world has inspired video games, graphic novels, and now a TV show.
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Having been introduced to Andrezej Sapkowski's work through the excellent Witcher RPGs, I was still hesitant to read the original literature that inspired the games. To be honest, I don't read novels often. At all, in fact. But one day I decided to take the plunge and thank goodness I did - if you loved the games or even just the sound of dark fantasy grounded with moral ambiguity, refreshingly realistic characters and startlingly realized action, you will definitely enjoy this book.
I'm getting started on his second Witcher book, Blood of Elves, immediately. And then I will probably play through the games again as I can't seem to get enough. enjoy!
This book is an amazing read from start to finish.
Reads like a series of short stories with one protagonist and no plot or character development except main character. Unsatisfying but decently written with some interesting adversaries and moral commentary.