The Last Wish : Introducing the Witcher
Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded 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.... show more
Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded 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. The international hit that inspired the video game: The Witcher.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2008-05-01
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
Series: Saga o Wiedźminie (#1)
I both really liked this book and was really annoyed by it. The last short story was the worst offender in my eyes, though, honestly, bits and pieces of... Really questionable ideas kept popping up. This was also a fairly cynical read, though less forcibly so than other stories I've seen recently.
"The Last Wish" is a collection of stories about Geralt Rivia, the Witcher, whose occupation is to deal with monsters. This is a frame story in which other stories are the memories that the protagonist recalls as he recovers from a nearly fatal wound. Readers who enjoy dark fantasy, fables, and fair...
Fun, but not much more. One or two quotables. Classic young boys' read, I guess.
Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a must read for sword-and-sorcery aficionados. • The Last Wish and most of the series were published in the 1990’s• They spawned from Poland, not the United States or United Kingdom • Inspired the Witcher game series a decade later (2007-ongoing)• More to come, t...
Wstyd trochę przyznać, ale nigdy nie ukończyłam sagi o Wiedźminie. Pierwszy tom opowiadań przeczytałam kilka lat temu, lecz niestety (albo i nie) nic już z niego nie pamiętałam. Ciężko mi jest oceniać zbiór opowiadań w momencie, gdy nie znam reszty książek i na dobrą sprawę nie wiele wiem o przed...