By Jaan Kross
The moment half in an epic historic trilogy - The Estonian resolution to Wolf Hall - via the nation's maximum sleek author
The 12 months is 1563, and by way of any account Balthasar Russow may be acknowledged to have risen on the planet. clean from his stories within the German city of Stetten, he has assumed the position as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. in addition, he's betrothed to a maiden of town - a lot to the chagrin of her father, who has no desire to welcome peasant inventory to the kin while there's no scarcity of upstanding younger German males - and is poised to start the chronicle that would make certain his eternal fame.
But tribulations nonetheless look ahead to the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia remains to be suffering from international powers, with Tallinn braced to resist a protracted Muscovite siege. And he'll realize that marriage is usually a battlefield in itself.
Translated from the Estonian by way of Merike Beecher
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