Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show.
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin.
Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.
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Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher saga starts with a bang, introducing us to Geralt of Rivia, a sorcerer who’s also a bounty hunter of mythical creatures. The Last Wish follows Geralt’s colourful adventures, hooking us with 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.
I didn’t think anything could come anywhere close to The Lord of the Rings, but this series definitely comes close. Best fantasy short stories you’ll ever have the pleasure of reading.
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Great introduction into the world of The Witcher, strong main character and intriguing fantasy world.