Published on May 30th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Dark Horse Books and CD PROJEKT RED continue their presentation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s original short stories from his acclaimed collection, The Last Wish, now in graphic novel format. Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher: The Edge of the World features another story from the collection and more monsters and mystery. A devilish tale full of shocking twists, The Edge of the World is reverently adapted by writer Magdalena Salik (Ptomien, Gildia Hordow), with artist Tommaso Bennato (Mystic Heart), colorist Chris O’Halloran (Mortal Terror, Hellboy in Love), and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (The Witcher: Corvo Bianco). Like The Witcher: A Grain of Truth and The Witcher: The Lesser Evil before it, The Witcher: The Edge of the World will be presented in a beautiful hardcover volume. Kai Carpenter (Books of Magic, The Last God) returns as the cover artist for the third short story adaptation.

In The Edge of the World:

Work is hard to come by for Geralt. And for his bardic traveling companion, Dandelion, the doldrum of the road is not a worthy subject for his rhymes or ballads. As they travel to the edge of the known world, townsfolk speak of many stories, but it seems that’s all they are-recitals of monsters and superstition-until a man follows Geralt with news of a devil scavenging the local fields. Get rid of the beast, but under no circumstances is it to be killed. Only how can Geralt hunt the creature, when there are no such things as devils?

“The Edge of the World is one of my favourite Witcher stories,” admits Salik. “Why? Because of its characters who are diverse and counter-intuitive. Everyone has some ideas about devils or pixies – say farewell to them. In this story Sapkowski plays with your established notions about heroes and villains; and plot twists as well. For me it’s one of the wisest short stories ever, going far beyond typical fantasy quest versions of this scenario. There is all we love about The Witcher: jokes, quest, a lot of action, captivating characters. But apart from that there is also a strong message which leaves you both amused and pondering. In other words – enjoy and expect the unexpected.”

“For me, who loves the Fantasy genre,” says artist Bennato. “Working on a story of ‘The Witcher’ was a great pleasure and I hope that the fans appreciate the commitment and the passion that I put in trying to bring out the emotions of the characters and, in the case of the Sylvan, enrich his design with leaves, springs and mushrooms. Enjoy this incredible adaptation! I’ve done it, and I had fun drawing it!”

Experience one of the stories that inspired the hit games by CD PROJEKT RED when Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher: The Edge of the World arrives in bookstores on December 17, 2024 and in comic shops on December 18, 2024. Pre-order at your local comic shop, bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or TFAW for $17.99.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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