Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher

Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher

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by Andrzej Sapkowski
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: 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

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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: 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. For fans of the video game and the uninitiated alike, The Last Wish is the opening chapter of The Witcher series.The Witcher series The Last WishThe Sword of Destiny Blood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

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This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Adrezej Sapkowski is a refreshing champion in a genre that's starting to get a little homogenic. While there is the occasional nod to traditional European fairy tales (Snow White, among others), much of the application of supertext and tropes are from a new point of view.—THE SPECUSPHERE

It's refreshing to see another take on familiar elements. There's a fairy-tale quality to much of THE LAST WISH.—Jonathan Wright, SFX

It is [his] world-weariness, combined with his battle-boned 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 magazine

Sapkowski's 'The Last Wish' is a great collection of short stories centred around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wonderous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievious 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.COM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316055086
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
12/14/2008
Series:
Witcher Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,856
File size:
1 MB

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