Geralt of 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.

The international hit that inspired the video game: The Witcher.
December 2, 2008  |  388 pages
(Rated on Oct 11, 2016)
Grade: C    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
Low High
Low High

Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
It feels like it took me ages to get through The Last Wish and I ended up skimming a lot in the last third. It's not a bad book, but the translation from Polish into English is stilted and the fact that the book is a collection of short stories didn't help. I've picked this up because I'm quite enjoying The Witcher video games and I wanted to know more about the universe. I really tried to like this book. Geralt, who is mainly fighting monsters, vampires and other creatures, is an interesting c