The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher

· The Witcher Saga Book 1 · Sold by Orbit
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About this ebook

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and 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 hunter. Yet he is no ordinary 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.

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

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

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1.71K reviews
Steven Anselmo
April 14, 2020
I watched the Netflix series first. I had also played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt before that. It was great to understand some of the backstory. So many things make more sense now. I can't wait to read the next book. The only issue I had with it was the jumping back and forth in the timelines. It made it a little trickier to follow at first, but eventually worked out well.
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A Google user
November 9, 2014
The Last Wish is a collection of short stories sometimes dark twists on familiar Grimm tales, but featuring a protagonist that's very much a blunt instrument. Geralt the witcher is almost akin to James Bond, as he is a deliberately dull person thrown in extraordinary situations. The stories themselves are very well thought out and have surprising emotional depth. It also provides the foundation to the witcher arc, and is a must read for any fantasy fan and any who played the games.
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Eric Business Accnt
January 14, 2020
The Author has been going after the company that made his stories into highly successful video games that in turn sold more book as well for a long long time after he agreed to a deal, then later only after the game did better than he expected wanted more like the elitist you-know-what that he is. The stories themselves are fine, the lore in all forms is pretty good stuff but the person who created it is a dispicable scumbag that i'd never support with my hard earned money.
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About the author

Andrzej Sapkowski is the author of the Witcher series and the Hussite Trilogy. He was born in 1948 in Poland and studied economics and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about Geralt of Rivia turned him into an international bestselling writer. Geralt’s story has inspired the hit Netflix show and multiple video games, has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

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