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Product Code: 9780316441629

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Brief Description:
"Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher--two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering"--Amazon.com.


Biographical Note:
Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.


Review Quotes:
"The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish."-- B&N on Tower of Swallows


Review Quotes:
"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist."-- Nerds of a Feather on Baptism of Fire


Review Quotes:
"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended."-- Time on Blood of Elves


Review Quotes:
"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."-- Foundation on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!"-- Fantasy Book Review on Blood of Elves


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"Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor."-- Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous 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 on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed 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 on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters."-- The Deckled Edge on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic."-- The Wertzone on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
"This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion."-- The Specusphere on The Last Wish


Review Quotes:
" The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again."-- Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake


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


Review Quotes:
"New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years."-- Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game


Review Quotes:
" The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year."-- GT Reviews on The Witcher video game


Publisher Marketing:
Now a Netflix original series!
Before he was the guardian of Ciri, the child of destiny, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Join the Witcher as he undertakes a deadly mission in this stand-alone adventure set in the world that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games.
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel and silver.
But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.
The season of storms is coming...
Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series.
Now, look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020!

Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake Season of Storms
Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler(e-only)
Translated from original Polish by David French


Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 03/05/2018 (EAN 9780316441636, Hardcover)