Translated by Danusia Stok.
Tähtifantasia Award 2011.
Geralt was always going to stand out, with his white hair and piercing
eyes, his cynicism and lack of respect for authority... but he is far
more than just a striking-looking man. He's a witcher; his sorcerous
powers, enhanced by elixirs and long training, have made him a brilliant
fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his
targets are the vile fiends that ravage the land. But first appearances
are often deceptive. Not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not
everything fair is good... and in every fairy tale, there is a grain of
As guardian of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, meets incestuous kings with undead daughters, vengeful djinns, shrieking harpies, lovelorn vampires and despondent ghouls: many are pernicious, some are wicked, and none are quite as they appear...