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Last Wish (#0.5 Witcher)
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Andrzej Sapkowski
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Last Wish (#0.5 Witcher)

Andrzej Sapkowski


9780316029186

Grand Central Publishing


Fantasy » Dark Fantasy / Grimdark;
Fantasy » Heroic;
Fantasy » Magic;
Game Worlds » Witcher


Paperback

384 pages

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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. This is a collection of short stories, following the legendary warrior Geralt of Rivia as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike... Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher novels. A New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the hit video games, The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world.

Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

By:   Andrzej Sapkowski
Imprint:   Grand Central Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 171mm,  Width: 105mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   180g
ISBN:   9780316029186
ISBN 10:   0316029181
Series:   Witcher
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   May 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it! -- Fantasy Book Review The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again. --Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year. --GT Reviews on The Witcher video game New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years. --Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion. --The Specusphere Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic. --The Wertzone I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters. --The Deckled Edge It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures. --Edge Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did. --Waterstones Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor. --Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy. --Foundation on The Last Wish Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended. --Time One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist. --Nerds of a Feather The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish. --B&N

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