So, I’m taking a short break from Discworld to indulge in some monster-slaying goodness!
I just started reading The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (I will never not need to google the spelling of that…), which is the first book in the Polish book series the amazing Witcher video games are based on.
Not only do I adore the games, I also sort of signed up for this LARP event in Poland where I’m going to run around in a castle with a sword for three days, so I thought I would get a bit more into the Witcher lore before then.
(By the way, Artemis’ favorite Witcher character is Philippa Eilhart. I, on the other hand, yelled “Are you kidding me?!” when Iorveth was all, like, ‘follow that owl!’ in Witcher 2…)
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[…] The Last Wish (Andrzej Sapkowski) I admit that I only picked this one up because I love the Witcher games and wanted to learn more about the lore that inspired them. But it ended up far exceeding my expectations! The book consists of short, individual stories, in the form of flashbacks, and tells of the main character, Geralt, taking on different monster-hunting jobs. The writing style was nothing special, and the characterization limited (though I was very happy to see the same sarcastic Geralt I know from the games!), yet somehow these small stories pulled me in and kept me turning the pages. I never once stopped for a break in the middle of a story. […]