The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish

By Andrzej Sapkowski

  • Release Date: 2008-12-14
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 364 Ratings

Description

The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games.
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

Reviews

  • Deep Intriguing Fiction

    5
    By Drew 25252252525262
    Well written fictional world, great characters and short engaging stories. I am looking forward to seeing where the books take Geralt of Rivia next.
  • Awesome

    5
    By JoshuaMD86
    Awesome
  • Awesome

    5
    By mrszorak44
    I love the Witcher game so much that I wanted to know more about the characters of the game and their history so I could relate more in the game. Reading the book just made me appreciate the characters more and gave me a new understanding of the game. Amazing read!
  • Love it!

    5
    By Bc5584
    I played the game first and from that it really intrigued me. The books are great and I really wish there more
  • Keeps you guessing

    5
    By Laladien
    A collection of adventures that slowly provides insight into the character of the witcher. Just when you feel like you know him, he makes a decision that surprises you as the reader. You finish the book wanting to go on to the next one.
  • Couldn’t Put it Down

    5
    By Symwen
    As a big fan of both the video games and (sadly) short-lived TV series, I’m wishing I’d had the patience to read the books first! Anyone criticising this book’s “lack of continuity” is forgetting that it’s a collection of short stories. It does a fantastic job with character development and setting the tone for future events to take place. Exciting, compelling, unique… Don’t bother me, I’m about to read them all!
  • Flawless

    5
    By Beasty17379054110064
    A perfect mixture of darkness, humor, mystery, and violence. Throughout all the stories you can always pick out one detail; An ongoing feeling of dark loneliness.. Feeling like deep inside Geralt feels true sorrow for turning out how he is. The witcher is a must read, if you haven't got it, get it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Nicko 50
    Excellent story
  • Fantastic fantasy

    5
    By Chieftain Keeftan
    I'm a huge fan of the witches video games and that's what drew me to the books. I didn't know what to expect but I can say this book is fantastically written and a page turner. Gerald of Rivia has become my favorite fictional protagonist and his story is becoming one of my favorite fantasy stories ever. If you're a fantasy fan or a fan of the video games this is a MUST
  • A gripping setting, but thinly developed.

    3
    By B.H. Vrux
    A great start to a world I've come to love, but very little actually happens in the first book.