The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, A Review

This is the first book of short stories that begin the tales of the Witcher, Geralt. It’s a fun and quick read that defines what a Witcher is exactly and also creates a base for the continuation of Geralt’s story.

One of the reasons I had so much fun reading this is because it includes some unique takes on classic fairy tales such as Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and even the Pied Piper. The revamped story of Snow White was particularly interesting and the most lengthy.

The story moves between short chapters that cover Geralt’s recovery at a temple while learning some specifics of his life and longer chapters that are actual adventure like quests he has fulfilled. The final is my favourite, a chapter about his meeting with Yennefer.

I thought the writing was good. Like I said, it’s a fun easy read. I must say it almost seemed elementary or almost too easy to read at times. It wasnt really too deep even though I got the impression that the author was trying for that depth at times. I must say, it is great for a translation from Russian to English.

Thanks for reading my review! HAPPY READING!!!

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