By Jaan Kross
The moment half in an epic ancient trilogy - The Estonian resolution to Wolf Hall - by way of the nation's maximum sleek author
The 12 months is 1563, and through any account Balthasar Russow may be acknowledged to have risen on the earth. clean from his reports within the German city of Stetten, he has assumed the function 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 whilst there is not any scarcity of upstanding younger German males - and is poised to start the chronicle that would be sure his eternal fame.
But tribulations nonetheless anticipate the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia remains to be suffering from overseas powers, with Tallinn braced to resist a protracted Muscovite siege. And he'll become aware of that marriage is usually a battlefield in itself.
Translated from the Estonian by means of Merike Beecher
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