Thursday, May 15, 2008

Debut Showcase: The Last Wish

The Last Wish (UK, Canada)
by Andrzej Sapkowski (website for role playing game)
Mass Market Paperback
Orbit Books
Excerpt

Blurb:
Geralt de Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good…and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

The international hit that inspired the video game: The Witcher is available for the first time in the US from Orbit.

This is the English Language debut of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, who, according to this wiki, is quite a successful novelist, and whose novels has spawned a role playing game. This is actually a linked collection of seven short stories. The Wertzone has a review.

1 comment:

Raven said...

This sounds really good. Really dark too, which appeals to me!