(W) Jacek Rembis (A) Adam Gorham, Jordie Bellaire
This graphic novel is the second in a series of adaptations from Sapkowski's acclaimed short story collection The Last Wish
. In search of a reward, Geralt brings the carcass of a slain creature to a small town where he is told it may be of use to the local sorcerer-but the mage isn't who he is alleged to be. In hiding for his life, he requests Geralt's help in slaying the monster who seeks to murder him-a young woman said to have been born under the Curse of the Black Sun-a prophecy of inborn evil. He declares that she is more a monster than the creature presented before him. Geralt later encounters the woman, who asserts that it is the sorcerer who is the true monster-committing unspeakable crimes at the behest of his superstitious beliefs. With the boundaries blurred between the evil that is done and the evil done in return, Geralt is met with a quandary. The face of evil is ever-changing and his verdict, whether by choice or by force, can only lead to tragedy.
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