The Last WishAndrzej Sapkowski & Danusia Stok

The Last Wish

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games.

Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless hunter. Yet he is no ordinary 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.

Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire 
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools
Warriors of God

Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

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The Witcher The Last WishAmazing, very in depth and grasping! Love the story arcs and how it is written! Onto the next book Swords of Destiny!!!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeI love the Witcher game so much that I wanted to know more about the characters of the game and their history so I could relate more in the game. Reading the book just made me appreciate the characters more and gave me a new understanding of the game. Amazing read!.Score: 5/5

I don't say this very oftenWith such a broad story that Geralt has it seems that it's been pin pointed down to this one storyline. Missing a lot of detail that makes the book pretty bland. I hate to say this and I don't think I ever have but even the Netflix show is better than this book. Just go watch the show. You'll be more satisfied..Score: 2/5

Excellent readingTake a large cup of J.R.R. Tolkien, add a bit of the Brothers Grimm, a dash of Chaucer, a pinch of Dante, some Shakespeare and a bit of Alexander Dumas then combine with a brilliant imagination and you’ve got a terrific experience waiting for you. I completely loved this book and am already on the second one. Brilliant storytelling! I am officially a fan now..Score: 5/5

The books only make me love the Witcher moreStarted with the games and now I am reading the books. This is by far one of my favorite franchises of all time!.Score: 5/5

Very goodVery good.Score: 5/5

Cannot download it on iPhone XI’ve read this wonderful book before on my iPhone 6. Recently I bought an X and the download cannot be started. I am wondering if it happens to other devices other than an X..Score: 4/5

Loved itComing from Witcher 3 and hearing the great reviews, this book did not disappoint. I’ve also heard reviews saying the writing/translations are not good, but unless you’re a hardcore critic, then they are honestly fine. I didn’t notice any jarring writing and thoroughly enjoyed the book!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentI have played the games & watched the Netflix series season 1. The book was great entertainment..Score: 5/5

Disappointing.The book was disappointing. Remarkably so..Score: 1/5

5/5I liked it.Score: 5/5

Great read.Very good.Score: 5/5

New readerI’m new to the series. I loved it! Sometimes it was hard to follow but it was a good read!.Score: 4/5

NiiiiceNiiiice.Score: 3/5

IncredibleThis book and series has given me a love for reading!.Score: 5/5

Boring...Bunch of disconnected stories... pretty boring book..Score: 1/5

A gripping setting, but thinly developed.A great start to a world I've come to love, but very little actually happens in the first book..Score: 3/5

Great BookGeralt recalls his adventures to a priestess. Not told necessarily linear, but gives you a good idea of Geralt’s character and personality. Recommend reading it..Score: 5/5

The ending!I enjoyed this book until the ending. There was no closure or say what happen, but again first book I read of the series..Score: 3/5

Funny, charming, easy readVery enjoyable..Score: 5/5

Great titleProb a player of the games, and someone who never reads this was amazing. I played all 3 Witcher games before reading this, I have watched all of Game of Thrones but never read the books, decided to give it a go for the Witcher Series and I’m glad I did, might try the Song Of Ice And Fire next but man this book was great can’t wait to read Sword of Destiny.Score: 5/5

Excellent fantasy seriesI decided to read the books before watching the series because, let’s be honest, the books are always better. I’m glad I did, this book is very well done and a true joy to read. The storyline is really well laid out and it’s centered on sarcastic characters. Having been in many life and death situations and knowing first hand the changes this makes to people it’s a pleasure to read something where the characters are tarnished with their lots in life..Score: 5/5

Kind of slowThe book has way to many segments of just uninteresting chatter that goes on for to many pages. Most of it is not important and just goes on. The characters the Geralt interacts with don’t show up again so what is the point of having this detail. Sure they show Geralt a personal ideals but it could have been done at a better pace. The parts were Geralt fights monsters and interacts with them is super exciting. It’s a good book just to not much talking..Score: 3/5

If Conan the Barbarian (sort of) used Magic......he'd be Geralt of Rivia..Score: 5/5

FlawlessA perfect mixture of darkness, humor, mystery, and violence. Throughout all the stories you can always pick out one detail; An ongoing feeling of dark loneliness.. Feeling like deep inside Geralt feels true sorrow for turning out how he is. The witcher is a must read, if you haven't got it, get it..Score: 5/5

Dumb and short I want a refund!I only read it because I was curious about the Netflix show. The book was SO much worse then I imagined. If I could give it a negative stars I would. I want a refund.Score: 1/5

Almost Perfect!This book is great and tells some great and well written stories about Geralt of Rivia, but a confusing overarching plot with an almost nonsensical cliffhanger holds it back from being perfect..Score: 4/5

Witcher 1 reviewThis collection of short stories is very good and entertaining. Some are better than others, but I enjoyed it throughout. If you are a fan of the games or want to play them in the future this book is a great place to gain some knowledge on the world and characters..Score: 4/5

ExcellentExcellent.Score: 5/5

MagicalI loved the adventure.Score: 5/5

ExcellentAndrzej sapkowski has crafted an amazing collection of tales. this is a collection of short stories interwoven with a single story that connects them all. each story references a different fairy tale. the 1st about the princess Renfri is a thinly veiled reference to snow white and the 7 dwarves, following this if you look carefully you will find references to sleeping beauty, beauty and the beast, the bible in the book of revelation, Rumpelstiltskin, and others. and yet, the author takes these stories in completely new and unexpected directions. despite the obvious inspiration from fairy tales, it’s clear this is the beginning of an original tale that will be epic in scope..Score: 5/5

The last wishGood read.Score: 5/5

AmazingExcellent story.Score: 5/5

AmazingRead this book, it is well written, and it is very interesting and fun to read!! JUST DO IT!.Score: 5/5

Definitively Worth ItA fun read about some of Geralt's most interesting adventures. The book is well written, and always gives the reader an interesting twist. Definitively worth the read if you are a fantasy fan, or want to know the backstory to the Witcher games..Score: 5/5

WitcherWhat a great story. Fairy tales wound in like days of yore. i’m mostly a sci-fi fan but have been enchanted by Geralt of Rivia and the sorceress Yennifer.. Highly recommend the series..Score: 5/5

Awesome readOne of my first books to finish..Score: 4/5

Fantastic fantasyI'm a huge fan of the witches video games and that's what drew me to the books. I didn't know what to expect but I can say this book is fantastically written and a page turner. Gerald of Rivia has become my favorite fictional protagonist and his story is becoming one of my favorite fantasy stories ever. If you're a fantasy fan or a fan of the video games this is a MUST.Score: 5/5

AMAZINGJust went through about 20 some playthroughs of The Witcher 3, (not joking) and just got the content jitters. Finally picked up the first book and by god, it’s fantastic! I can’t wait to read the rest!.Score: 5/5

Must read!Geralt of Rivia is a character I absolutely adore. He’s witty, sarcastic, but also does whatever he thinks is right. I first discovered the Witcher when I played the Witcher 3 game on PS4. Then the Netflix adaptation came out. And now I’m reading the books. I can’t recommend this series enough. If you love fantasy and the like, especially crazy and imaginative beasts and creatures, these books are for you..Score: 5/5

Deep Intriguing FictionWell written fictional world, great characters and short engaging stories. I am looking forward to seeing where the books take Geralt of Rivia next..Score: 5/5

Love it!I played the game first and from that it really intrigued me. The books are great and I really wish there more.Score: 5/5

SuperbAn amazing start to Geralt’s story..Score: 5/5

AwesomeAwesome.Score: 5/5

Couldn’t Put it DownAs a big fan of both the video games and (sadly) short-lived TV series, I’m wishing I’d had the patience to read the books first! Anyone criticising this book’s “lack of continuity” is forgetting that it’s a collection of short stories. It does a fantastic job with character development and setting the tone for future events to take place. Exciting, compelling, unique… Don’t bother me, I’m about to read them all!.Score: 5/5

Critically Acclaimed Books, Game of 2015, Netflix Original SeriesThe title speaks for itself. The world of the Witcher is as rich, vibrant, and seamless as any other in the fantasy genre. That being said, do not read these books thinking that they are an extension of the show or video game. The books stand alone and bring something completely different to the table. Rather than being the fulcrum upon which the world’s fate turns, Geralt of Rivia is a largely passive but powerful bystander through which the story is told. Rather than being the one to enact change, Geralt more often than not comes into contact with agents of change and engages in moral and philosophical discussions about the repercussions of their actions. These pseudo-symposiums are punctuated with detailed monster biology, political intrigue, and brutal sword fights. Be prepared to see classic fantasy tropes told through the lens of a truly neutral character..Score: 4/5

Just watch it on Netflix.I enjoyed the series, so I thought I’d read this while waiting for the next season. That was a mistake. The writing (or maybe just the translation?) is amateurish, and the dialogue is like something out a 1940s gangster movie..Score: 1/5

Keeps you guessingA collection of adventures that slowly provides insight into the character of the witcher. Just when you feel like you know him, he makes a decision that surprises you as the reader. You finish the book wanting to go on to the next one..Score: 5/5

Nice..Score: 5/5

Really Good Intro into the WorldBe warned there are some stories and characters in this book that you won’t see until Season 2 of the show but it’s still a really good read.Score: 5/5

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Thoroughly entertainingHaving been introduced to Andrezej Sapkowski's work through the excellent Witcher RPGs, I was still hesitant to read the original literature that inspired the games. To be honest, I don't read novels often. At all, in fact. But one day I decided to take the plunge and thank goodness I did - if you loved the games or even just the sound of dark fantasy grounded with moral ambiguity, refreshingly realistic characters and startlingly realized action, you will definitely enjoy this book. I'm getting started on his second Witcher book, Blood of Elves, immediately. And then I will probably play through the games again as I can't seem to get enough. enjoy!.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is an amazing read from start to finish..Score: 5/5

Not impressedReads like a series of short stories with one protagonist and no plot or character development except main character. Unsatisfying but decently written with some interesting adversaries and moral commentary..Score: 2/5

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