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The Tower of Fools

#1 Hussite Trilogy

Andrzej Sapkowski David French

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Gollancz
13 July 2021
Series: Hussite
A BRAND NEW TRILOGY from the author of the legendary WITCHER series, set during the vibrantly depicted Hussite wars.

Reinmar of Bielau, called Reynevan, flees after being caught in an affair with a knight's wife.

With strange, mystical forces gathering in the shadows and pursued not only by the Stercza brothers bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, Reynevan finds himself in the Narrenturm, the Tower of Fools, a medieval asylum for the mad, or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order.

The 'patients' of this institution form an incomparable gallery of colourful types: including, among others, the young Copernicus, proclaiming the truth of the heliocentric solar system.

This is the first in an epic new series from the phenomenon, ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI, author of the WITCHER books Praise for Andrzej Sapkowski:

'Like Mieville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and makes it new' FOUNDATION 'Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodge podge of fantasy, intellectual discourse and dry humour. Recommended' TIME
By:   Andrzej Sapkowski
Translated by:   David French
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781473226142
ISBN 10:   1473226147
Series:   Hussite
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   13 July 2021
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 sorcerer Geralt de 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)

Sapkowski's love for the period is clear as he touches on notorious historical events and figures, including the Defenestration of Prague and printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg. The carefully painted landscapes and intricate politics, meanwhile, effortlessly draw readers into Reinmar's life and times. This is historical fantasy done right * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness * Joe Abercrombie * A well-crafted mix of historical fiction and fantasy with engaging characters, a tight plot and a unique setting * Grimdark Magazine * A bloody but satisfying picaresque * Guardian *


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