The Last Wish and the rest of Sapkowski's eight-part literary series is written from Geralt's point of view. All the short stories written in The Last Wish revolve around Geralt, and he is basically the main character in almost every scene. But in The Witcher, other characters like Yennefer and Ciri are given time to take center stage, and parts of the larger storyline are told from their points of view.
In an interview with BGR, The Witcher writer and producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich explained that she wanted to write the series with a sense of the present and include Yennefer's experience as part of the narrative. "In the books, Geralt is our lens through which all the rest of the world is filtered," she told the outlet. "So, you're on Geralt's journeys, and Yennefer sort of comes in from the side; to me, I wanted to know who she was before she met Geralt. And there's a lot of things in the books that alluded to this. We culled together a lot of those instances in the books, and then we made that story the present day, as opposed to just a character waxing poetic about something that has happened to them in the deep past."