“It is [his] world-weariness, combined with his
battle-boned powers, that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here’s
hoping The Last Wish is merely the
opening chapter in his English language adventures.”
— Edge magazine on The Last Wish
“It’s refreshing to see another take on familiar
elements. There’s a fairy-tale quality to much of The Last Wish.”
— SFX magazine on The Last Wish
This is a series you can sink your teeth into.
— BuzzFeed News
"The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish.
Delightful, intense, irreverent, and compelling....you have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers.
One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist.
— Nerds of a Feather
Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended.
Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy.
— Foundation on The Last Wish
"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!
— Fantasy Book Review
Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor.
— Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish
It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures.
I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters.
— The Deckled Edge
Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic.
— The Wertzone
This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion.
— The Specusphere
New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years.
— Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game
The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year.
— GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again.
— Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake