The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski ~Review!

I have been wanting to read The Witcher series for years! I love watching my husband play the games–I am not good with video games, I just watch. But now with the show coming out soon, I have started reading the books! The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski is the introduction to The Witcher. A witcher is a sorcerer and an assassin trained to kill monsters that terrorize the world. Geralt of Rivia is smart, powerful and abides by his own code. He travels around killing monsters for money. He meets a striga, a beast, a vampire, a djinn and many more creatures. He discovers that not all monsters are evil, and that evil can have a beautiful face.

I wish I could just lock myself up all weekend and read this series nonstop! This book is very rich in detail in regards to the magic, spells, and monsters. The fight scenes are super descriptive and intricate. I love that all of Geralt’s adventures are fairytale twists. Geralt is a fascinating character and yet so complicated. I can’t wait to read more about him. He is the type to make mistakes and own up to them. He is cunning, yet still learning. He can be blinded and tricked by beautiful things.

The story also introduces Yennefer…I am not sure how I feel about her yet. She is obviously a strong female presence and a powerful sorceress, but she seems untrustworthy and knows how to manipulate those around her.

Since this book is an introduction and collection of adventures, it flows differently. But it is quite difficult to put down. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait to pick up the next book in the series.

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