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The Last Wish

The Last Wish

(Book #1 in The Witcher series)

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Book Overview: The Last Wish

Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish introduced the world to the iconic monster hunter Geralt of Rivia; his beloved ward and the prophesied savior of the world, Ciri; and his ally and true love, the powerful sorceress Yennefer--and they took the world by storm. Now, experience the world of the Witcher like never before with this stunning deluxe hardcover edition of the story collection that started it all, featuring a beautiful new cover and eight gorgeous interior illustrations by a range of award-winning artists.

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 hunter.

Yet he is no ordinary killer. Both revered and hated, he seeks out the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent, holding the line against the monsters that plague the world.

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

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"This is a series you can sink your teeth into."-- BuzzFeed News

"Sapkowski has a confident and rich voice which permeates the prose and remains post-translation. I'd recommend this to any fan of heroic or dark fiction."-- SF Book Reviews

"Delightful, intense, irreverent, and compelling....you have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers."-- Hypable

"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read."-- Nerds of a Feathe

"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."-- Foundation

Andrzej Sapkowski is a renowned Polish fantasy novelist best known for creating the critically acclaimed "The Witcher" series. Born on June 21, 1948, in Łódź, Poland, Sapkowski's storied career in literature has cemented his standing as one of the most celebrated figures in modern fantasy writing. Prior to conjuring epic tales of monsters and magic, he pursued a career in economics and worked as a senior sales representative before venturing into writing. Sapkowski's prowess as a writer came to prominence after he won the third prize in the 1985 Polish science fiction and fantasy magazine, Fantastyka's story contest. This victory marked the beginning of his journey in writing, which led him to create the "The Witcher" series. The series is built around the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer navigating life in a world rife with medieval, supernatural elements, and moral ambiguity. Over the years, Sapkowski's riveting work has been adapted into various forms of media including TV series, films, and video games, thus amplifying his prominence on a global scale. Despite facing early criticisms, his unique blend of complex characters, rich world-building, and themes surrounding moral relativity and the grayness between good and evil, have collectively contributed to a lasting impact on readers and viewers around the world. While Sapkowski's legacy in fantasy literature continues to evolve, it is without a doubt, his intricate storytelling and unerring dedication to his craft that places him among the pantheon of great fantasy writers.

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