Warriors of God
The second book in the Hussite Trilogy, from the internationally bestselling author of The Witcher
- 6,49 €
- 6,49 €
WARRIORS OF GOD, the second volume of the Hussite Trilogy by Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the bestselling Witcher series, depicts the adventures of Reynevan and his friends in the years 1427-28 as war erupts across Europe.
Reynevan begins by hiding away in Bohemia but soon leaves for Silesia, where he carries out dangerous, secret missions entrusted to him by the leaders of the Hussite religion. At the same time he strives to avenge the death of his brother and discover the whereabouts of his beloved. Once again pursued by multiple enemies, Reynevan is constantly getting into and out of trouble.
Sapkowski's deftly written novel delivers gripping action full of numerous twists and mysteries, seasoned with elements of magic and Sapkowski's ever-present - and occasionally bawdy - sense of humour. Fans of the Witcher will appreciate the rich panorama of this slice of the Middle Ages.
The marvelously detailed second historical fantasy in Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy (after The Tower of Fools) probes the sad irony of peace-loving religious figures forced to turn warrior. In the 15th century, Reynevan of Bielawa, a physician, sorcerer, and recent convert to the Hussite heresy, continues to work for the Czech rebels against the vengeful Roman Catholic Church and its German and Silesian supporters. Chasing a rumor that he has a son by his missing noble love, Katarzyna of Biberstein, Reynevan heads home to Silesia despite numerous enemies and the unpunished murderer of his brother all waiting to torture or execute him. While spying for the Czechs, he also attempts to use sorcery to free his companion, Samson, a wandering spirit trapped in a hulking mortal body. Sapkowski again shows firm command of myriad places, skirmishes, and theological disputes, allowing the reader to be immersed in the turbulence of late medieval Europe. If Reynevan seems to be a bit more pushed around by the plot than pushing himself ("It's the fifth time someone has seized me," he observes at one point), he nevertheless keeps the reader wanting to find out how he escapes once more. Fans will be pleased to see the series going strong. Agent: Patricia Pasqualini, Patricia Pasqualini Literary.