The Tower of Fools: Book summary and reviews of The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Tower of Fools

The Hussite Trilogy #1

by Andrzej Sapkowski

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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 beloved 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

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"[S]harply detailed fantasy of magic, lust, and mayhem...The carefully painted landscapes and intricate politics...effortlessly draw readers into Reinmar's life and times. This is historical fantasy done right." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Sapkowski's energetic and satirical prose as well as the unconventional setting makes this a highly enjoyable historical fantasy. Recommended for Sapkowksi's many existing fans." - Booklist

"A ripping yarn delivered with world-weary wit, bursting at the seams with sex, death, magic and madness." - Joe Abercrombie, author of the First Law Trilogy

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Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.

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