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The Tower of Fools

#1 Hussite Trilogy

Andrzej Sapkowski David French

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Gollancz
27 October 2020
Fantasy; Historical fiction; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Magic; Questing & Adventure; Abbey's Double Rewards; Nexus - Fantasy
Series: Hussite
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A brand-new historical fantasy from a legend of the genre. Fans of Bernard Cornwall, Conn Iggulden and Joe Abercrombie will love this. Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a doctor, a magician and, according to some, a charlatan. Discovered in bed with the wife of a high-born knight, he must flee his normal life. But his journeys will lead him into a part of Europe which will be overtaken by chaos. Religious tension between Hussite and Catholic countries is threatening to turn into war. Pursued not only by the affronted Stercza brothers, bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, and with strange, mystical forces gathering in the shadows, Reynevan finds himself in 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. The 'patients' of this institution form a gallery of colourful types including the young Copernicus, proclaiming the truth of his heliocentric solar system. But can Reynevan escape the Tower, and avoid being drawn in to the conflict around him, without losing his own mind? The first in an epic new trilogy set during the vibrantly depicted Hussite Wars by Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the bestselling Witcher series that has become an international phenomenon and inspired a bestselling videogame and Netflix show. Translated by David French, who worked with Sapkowski on six Witcher books. * * * * * * * * * 'A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness' Joe Abercrombie
By:   Andrzej Sapkowski
Translated by:   David French
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 42mm
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9781473226135
ISBN 10:   1473226139
Series:   Hussite
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the Witcher Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.

Reviews for The Tower of Fools (#1 Hussite Trilogy)

Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodge podge of fantasy, intellectual discourse and dry humour. Recommended - Time [on the Witcher series] A great read - Waterstones [on the Witcher series] A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it! - Dreamwatch [on the Witcher series] Like Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new - Foundation [on the Witcher series]


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