Hussite Trilogy

The Hussite Trilogy (Polish: Trylogia husycka, Polish pronunciation: [trɨˈlɔɡʲ.ja xuˈsɨt͡s.ka]) is a historical fantasy series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It consists of three books: The Tower of Fools, Warriors of God and Light Perpetual. It is set in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown (mostly Silesia and Bohemia) during the Hussite Wars (1419–1434).

Hussite Trilogy
The Tower of Fools (2002)
Warriors of God (2004)
Light Perpetual (2006)
AuthorAndrzej Sapkowski
Original titleTrylogia husycka
TranslatorDavid French
CountryPoland
LanguagePolish
GenreHistorical fantasy
PublishersuperNOWA
Published in English by Hachette:
Published2002–2006
No. of books3

The series have been translated into numerous languages, including Czech, Slovakian, Russian, German, Ukrainian and Spanish. The trilogy is to be published by Orbit in the US and Gollancz in the UK, who have purchased the rights. It will be translated by David French, who has worked with Sapkowski on The Witcher series.[1][2]

The main protagonist of the series is Reinmar von Bielau (Polish: Reinmar z Bielawy, i.e., Reinmar from Bielawa) known as Reynevan. He is a doctor and magician, and eventually a spy for the Hussites. Of nationality, he defines himself as "Silesian", rather than Czech, Pole or German. He studied in Prague.[3]

When asked about the creation of the trilogy, Sapkowski explained that he considered The Witcher saga of Geralt well-rounded and did not want to write any sequels. Therefore, he decided to write something completely different and chose the subgenre of historical fantasy. Further, he chose the setting of Bohemia and the Hussite Wars because, as he said, he frequently visited that area, and since the Hussite Wars is an important period in these lands, there are plenty of books on the subject. Also, the Hussite Wars are closely related to the Polish history of the period.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Team, The Orbit (2018-10-11). "A brand new fantasy trilogy by Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Witcher novels!". Orbit Books. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  2. ^ "Sapkowski's "Trylogia husycka" to be published in English". instytutksiazki.pl (in Polish). 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  3. ^ Trylogia husycka, a page at the SuperNowa publisher website
  4. ^ НО МЫ ЖЕ СЛАВЯНЕ! РАЗГОВОР С АНДЖЕЕМ САПКОВСКИМ, An interview with Sapkowski for the Russian monthly magazine "World of Fantastics"