The Tower of Fools

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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

"A fantastic novel that any fan of The Witcher will instantly appreciate." —The Gamer

Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series has become a fantasy phenomenon, finding millions of fans worldwide and inspiring the hit Netflix show and video games. Now the bestselling author introduces readers to a new hero on an epic journey in The Tower of Fools, the first book of the Hussite Trilogy.


Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a healer, a magician, and according to some, a charlatan. When a thoughtless indiscretion forces him to flee his home, he finds himself pursued
not only by brothers bent on vengeance but by the Holy Inquisition.

In a time when tensions between Hussite and Catholic countries are threatening to turn into war and mystical forces are gathering in the shadows, Reynevan's journey will lead him to the Narrenturm—the Tower of Fools.

The Tower is an asylum for the mad...or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order. And escaping it, avoiding the conflict around him, and keeping his own sanity will prove more difficult than he ever imagined

"A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness." —Joe Abercrombie

"This is historical fantasy done right." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A highly enjoyable historical fantasy." —Booklist


The Tower of Fools is an historical novel set during the Hussite Wars in Bohemia during the 1400s, a period of religious conflict and persecution. Characters in the novel may express views that some readers might find offensive.

Also by Andrzej Sapkowski:
Witcher collections
The Last Wish
Sword of Destiny

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake
Season of Storms

The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Translated by David French

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NARRATOR
PK
Peter Kenny
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
19:06
hr min
RELEASED
2020
October 27
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
982
MB

Customer Reviews

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Slow it down

Slow it down to 3/4 speed to understand better. Difficult to follow for me due to the accents given to the different characters. I barely got into the second chapter and quit. Backed up several different times trying to pick up story line. To much work and not enjoying for me.

not freaked ,

Satirical, Witty, Erudite

Not for the lazy reader! A very complex read which I plan to review with a written copy, as I am unfamiliar with names and places of Eastern Europe. There is a lot of Latin, most of which I could follow... I found myself recalling Voltaire and Eco as I listened. I’m very impressed, and hope that the audiobooks for Volume 2 and 3 will be available soon!

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