“He turned again, in the opposite direction, deflected the blade flying toward his temple, made a swift feint and attacked.”
I can understand why this series morphed into a computer game. Reading it was just like playing a great fantasy RPG with plenty of skirmishes to keep things fresh. The short stories are a constant source of action and feature all manner of scary beasties from vampires to djinns, to anything and everything in between.
Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, prepared to take on any monstrous foe. Killing is not his only comfort, sometimes he even gets the girl. If you want some escapism that is easy to digest, grab yourself a copy of The Last Wish.
There will be blood, there will be violence, there will be magic – you have been warned. Things escalate at an alarming pace in Geralt’s world, where whole towns can come crashing down as a result of a strange fishing incident. You might even encounter an elf.
5 out of 5 fantastical foes fight fair.