The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski, Danusia Stok (Translator)

Title: The Last Wish (#.5)
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski, Danusia Stok (Translator)
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 359 pages

I am obsessed with the The Witcher game series by CD Projekt, which is a Polish video game developer. The game series and soon-to-be Netflix special is based of a series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski. This is my most favorite RPG game series in current existence, so of course I had to read the origin story.

This book which Goodreads refers to as .5 in the series is a collection of scattered short stories that are loosely related in timeframe. I was not expecting that. I thought it would feel more connected, but instead the story jumps around from one adventure to the next. What I loved about this format was that I was introduced to Dandelion and Yennefer, two main characters in the game series. I learned a lot about their origination and how Geralt the Witcher came to know them.

If you love monster hunting adventures with protagonists that have a deadpan swagger and a overly masculine sex appeal then this is the story for you. On the other hand, I should say this could be the beginning of a beautiful love affair for you, as Geralt is my fantasy boyfriend.

Take a chance on this novel and enter the world of the Witcher, which is full of sexy ladies, muscle bound fighters and a deep fantastical story.

You can find the story on Amazon in multiple formats.

Synopsis: Soon to be a major Netflix original series!

Geralt the Witcher — revered and hated — holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the NYT bestselling series that inspired 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 murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and 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 short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world.

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
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

 

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