Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the Witcher Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.
Sapkowski revitalizes the genre with energetic and compelling writing. A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it! - DREAMWATCHThe character interplay is complex, unsentimental and anchored in brutal shared history. All bodes well for twisty plotting to come - SFXLike Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new - FOUNDATIONAn incredibly nuanced, well-articulated novel, imbued with a self-assured command of description and brimming with Eastern European folklore - Starburst on Time of ContemptLike a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodge podge of fantasy, intellectual discourse and dry humour. Recommended - Time MagazineDelightfully dry humour, mythology brimming with radical creatures and a group of interesting characters - Fantasy Book ReviewOne of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read - Nerds of a FeatherThere's lots of imagination on show, the writing has a strong voice, and the Witcher is an entertaining character - Mark Lawrence