Now a Netflix original series!
Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Timesbestselling 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 assassin. 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.
And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy!
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms
The Tower of Fools
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
One of my first books to finish.45
I loved the adventure55
An amazing start to Geralt’s story.55
Geralt 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.55
Take 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.55
The 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.35
With 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.25
Coming 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!55
What 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.55