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Publisher Description

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!

Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire

The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
​Season of Storms


Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools

The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2008
December 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orbit
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Robe & Wizard Hat ,

A world in gray

A unique and thoroughly enjoyable read from beginning to end. Presents many interesting and fresh takes on fantasy cliches and human nature. The short stories are well written (and translated )for the most part, but occasionally the dialogue and action are hard to follow. Modern words, swears, and phrases are often used which can be immersion breaking for some. All and all an excellent introduction to a very different series.

Snuggalorian ,

Hidden gem, must read

This book is what I call a rarity. It is not often that I find a book that I read entirely in one single night, and it is a longer book. The book itself inspired an entire video-game series, so needless to say it is one of the best I've read in some time. If you're into ancient mythical times, then look no further.

The plot is fairly complex with both books from this author should you be interested in a second helping, though the read itself is fairly ways to follow. I will be surprised if this book does not create a movie, though casting the right person to play Geralt of rivia should prove to be impossible.

My best opinion for you if you are on the 'I don't know' phase is to grab the sample and just read. I was captivated for the majority of that alone.

Happy Reading,
-Snuggalorian

Fabbas23 ,

Kind of slow

The book has way to many segments of just uninteresting chatter that goes on for to many pages. Most of it is not important and just goes on. The characters the Geralt interacts with don’t show up again so what is the point of having this detail. Sure they show Geralt a personal ideals but it could have been done at a better pace. The parts were Geralt fights monsters and interacts with them is super exciting. It’s a good book just to not much talking.

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