The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher (Mass Market Paperbound)

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I loved the narrative underlying the smash game Witcher 3, so I wasn't surprised to find out the game is based on a series of books by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. What took me by surprise was just how good these books are! The benighted love between Geralt and Yennefer, their affection for their foster child Ciri, the complex melange of altruism, racism, love, and hatred between humans, dragons, dwarves, and elves, the sheer humor of the author's storytelling, and the all-too-human history and mythic background that underlie the characters' individual stories--all of these elements combine to create a profound and classic work of fantasy. I am busy reading every word of Sapkowski's translated into English--you should too.

— From David's Diamonds


The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games.
*Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018*
Geralt is a witcher.

Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire.
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.

Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny
Witcher novelsBlood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok.

About the Author

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316029186
ISBN-10: 0316029181
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Witcher