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The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher - Now a major Netflix show

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher - Now a major Netflix show (Paperback)

By Sapkowski, Andrzej
Translated by Stok, Danusia

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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 sword fights 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.'
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ISBN 9781473226401
Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
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Series The Witcher
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ISBN-13 9781473226401
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Gollancz
Released 10 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sapkowski, Andrzej
Translated by Stok, Danusia
Series The Witcher
Category Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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