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The Last Wish

The Last Wish

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Series: Witcher
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST

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 murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with swordfights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

Promotion info

Andrzej Sapkowski is a major European bestseller, as big in Poland as Pratchett, King and Crichton October 2007 sees the launch of THE WITCHER, a game based on the Sapkowski books, which will be as big as HALO or THE PRINCE OF PERSIA Sapkowski was an economist working in foreign trade when he entered and won a writing competition in Fantastyka Magazine in 1985; now his fantasy novels top the bestseller lists for months at a time Published in nine languages already, including French (Bragelonne), Spanish and Russian - and a bestseller in all of them. Sapkowski's Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, will stand alongside Elric, Conan and Covenant as a great fantasy hero Sapkowski has repeatedly been awarded all the major Polish literary prizes

Author description

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780575082441
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Gollancz
  • : December 2007
  • : 196mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 891.8538
  • : oc2008000171
  • : 288
  • : Andrzej Sapkowski