The Last Wish (Andrzej Sapkowski)

The Last Wish is the first short story collection/novel in the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. I read the English translation by Danusia Stok.
Finished on: 3.2.2020

After a mission that injured him, Geralt the Witcher has sought refuge in the temple of Melitele where the head priestess Nenneke takes care of him. While there, Geralt remembers other missions he had and gets a visit from the poet Dandelion, his closest friend. But the local prince doesn’t want Geralt to stay and puts pressure on him and Nenneke to make sure that he leaves town.

I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about reading The Witcher novels because it seemed like such dude-bro fantasy to me – and I mostly avoid that subgenre. But I was very pleasantly surprised by this first book in the series. It’s a very good read.

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