en-The last wish - Andrzej Sapkowski Review


The first book in the Witcher series. 

Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. 

Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.

I was watching the netflix series at first. But to be honest, I didn't like them. I couldn't get into the story, the different timelines were too confusing ... But that all changed when Jaskier played this amazing song ' Toss a coin to your witcher'. I loved that song! And it made me change my mind. I was going to give the witcher series another chance. And this time I was going to do it right. I started the bookseries. 

The last wish is the first book in the witcher series. It contains a large number of short stories about the great witchter Geralt from Rivia. We get to know Geralt and we get to know all his stories as well.

The stories are nicely written and we learn a lot about Geralt. There are a lot of characters in the book wich makes it sometimes hard to follow. So I started writing them down as they came into picture. Thanks to this I had a nice overview and I got more into the storie than before.

We get to know the witcher step by step with each chapter and not all at once. That makes it nice so we don't feel like we're drowning in it.  It's a nice book and I can't wait to read the next one. 

  • Author: Andrzej Sapkowski 
  • Genre: Fantasy 
  • Theme's: Violence, Mystical creatures, power, love,... 
  • Publisher: Gollancz 
  • Published: 1993
  • Pages: 335
  • Rating: ***