The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski
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.
The only reason I am reading this is because it’s the Sword and Lazer pick for the month.
I have never played the game and don’t intend to.
The author is Polish and the book has been translated to English. It’s a good translation, the prose is easy reading and despite large sections of story-telling by some characters, the plot moves nicely.
The book is a series of episodes where the Witcher encounters a situation or problem with a new set of characters, fixes things and moves on. Because of this there is no story arc or change to the character from start to end.