The Last Wish

The Last Wish

Book - 2012
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Geralt de 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. As guardian of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, meets incestuous kings with undead daughters, vengeful djinns, shrieking harpies, lovelorn vampires and despondent ghouls: many are pernicious, some are wicked, and none are quite as they appear...
Publisher: London : 2012. Gollancz,
2007. ,
ISBN: 9780575082441
Branch Call Number: AF SAPK

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mhellwig
Oct 29, 2018

It was the outstanding video games that introduced me to The Witcher series. Reading the books enriches my experience of the games as well, to know the background behind Geralt, Yennifer, Dandelion, Triss, and the rest of the cast.
These short stories are so well written with complex characters that push at the standards of the fantasy genre.
If you enjoy fantasy with realistic characters, you will love The Last Wish.

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Andrew Kyle Bacon
Oct 27, 2017

The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski is turning into one of my favorite book series I've ever read. The world building is revelatory, the characters fascinating, and the overall story telling wonderful. Geralt of Rivia is a compelling and likable character, deeply flawed, but very compelling. The cast of side characters, such as Dandilion, Yennafer, and Nenneke, are all likable and complementary to the main narrative of Geralt. This book is largely a series of short stories, but they are arranged within an ongoing narrative called "The Voice of Reason" which is spread throughout the book, broken up by the shorter narratives. The individual short stories are all marvelous, but the main narrative, "The Voice of Reason," is where the book really shines. So far I've read "The Blood of Elves" and this book, "The Last Wish." I'm a fan, and can't wait to read the remainder of the series.

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Oct 29, 2018

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Aug 19, 2015

blaquer thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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