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The Last Wish
Andrzej Sapkowski

Classification : Sff (science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : Apr 01, 2012
Imprint : Gollancz
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780575082441
Price : 499

About the book
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. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with swordfights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

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Andrzej Sapkowski
Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the Witcher Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now...(+)
Books by Andrzej Sapkowski
Baptism Of Fire: The Witcher 3 (PB)
Blood of Elves (HB)
Blood of Elves (PB)
Blood of Elves (PB)
Blood of Elves: The Witcher 1 (PB)
Season Of Storms: A Novel Of The Witcher (PB)
Sword Of Destiny: Tales Of The Witcher (PB)
The Lady Of The Lake: The Witcher 5 (PB)
The Last Wish (HB)
The Last Wish (PB)
The Last Wish: Short Stories 1: Introducing The Witcher (PB)
The Time of Contempt (PB)
The Tower Of The Swallow: The Witcher 4 (PB)
Time Of Contempt: The Witcher 2 (PB)