Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.
"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge
of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor.
Recommended."--Time on Blood of Elves
"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."--Foundation on The Last Wish
"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 on Baptism of Fire
"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."--B&N on The Tower of Swallows