In other words, an introduction to Geralt as a character as well as the world building for the main series later on. There is also not much world building here. I understand that the author is trying to bring out the inner conflicts that Geralt is facing but it really fell flat and so bland.
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I enjoyed reading the adventures of Geralt though it was portrayed in bits and pieces. However, there is one part of the story which I felt illogical i. Geralt using his last wish to make Yennefer a sorceress to fall in love with him and maybe have sex with him during their battle with the djinn?
The only reason that I moved my initial rating of maybe 2.
The Last Wish
Overall, I would still want to continue with this series as this book is merely an introductory book and not the main series. Ok, so I read somewhere that book 1 is really book zero. The next book in the series is the actual book 1 and that it makes a lot more sense. Like Liked by 1 person. Ya they said this is like the start only and not the main series. I initially wanted to start off with the 1st book but then I read somewhere that we should start off with the Last Wish first. But I think I beg to differ.
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Review: The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. The collection also contains a framing story between each story in the collection which flows together quite well. Geralt himself is a rather entertaining character. He has quite a sharp and witty tongue on him along with his special blades and spells. Despite being a prequel he also seems to be quite world weary even if he can be foolish in some regards.
The Last Wish (The Witcher, #) by Andrzej Sapkowski
He is well written as is the actual book. Geralt, the various other major characters and the book itself are all written in such a way that you want to find out more. Just what is this world like?
Where is Kaer Morhen and just what is…was it like at the home of the Witchers? Most questions are indeed answered, but always while leaving a few more in your mind. The narration of this English translation is performed by Peter Kenny who is a rather prolific narrator. His accents work rather well for differentiating characters and giving them all distinct personalities and flavour.
It is exceptionally done.
His delivery of some of the barbs in verbal duels made me burst out laughing. The only complaint I have about the audio version is really rather minor. Another gripe is that the voice he used for the so-called devil is one that did personally grate on my nerves but that is entirely a personal thing to me. In conclusion if you are a fan of more traditional depictions of various fairy tale creatures or just a fan of a well written fantasy series in a compelling setting I recommend this series.
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