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Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published by Narodowa Biblioteka Lektur Szkolnych first published More Details Original Title. The Trilogy 3 , The Trilogy - 3 book edition 3. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. May 01, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction. One important note I started reading one by a different translator and the difference was night and day. It was like reading a wooden story by an author of adventure books for young adults instead of a well written story by a great author.
If you read a poor review I wonder if the reviewer didn't read the other translation. Thi One important note This last volume was my favorite of the three, but I wouldn't skip the others. Wonderful story, engaging characters, dramatic history and for Americans it has the added attraction of being about a place and time that many of us are not familiar with.
When I finished these books I felt a big hole. In spite of the huge page count I didn't want the story to be over. View 2 comments. Feb 22, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Wonderful literature.
The poles should be re-named The People of Job as they have suffered unawares for centuries while at the same time have defended western civilization with truly uncommon valor and integrity. The west owes a debt of thanks to these honorable people. It is crazy that they languished under the yoke communism after WWII and that we "blessed" it. Before read this book I had committed a mistake, to read in somewhere and I do not remember where that the best part of Sienkiewicz's Trilogy is the second.
To get things worst, the initial chapters of Pan Wolodyjowski were boring, and not by the romantic plot, but for the choices Michal had made. And then, some years have gone, some things changes and the story turnabout. Thankfully for the best.
With border skirmishes and battles, the old pan Michal returns and the war with the turks takes fo Before read this book I had committed a mistake, to read in somewhere and I do not remember where that the best part of Sienkiewicz's Trilogy is the second. With border skirmishes and battles, the old pan Michal returns and the war with the turks takes form, resulting in a catchy story.
I believe that the mix of little stuffs concerning the characters, with great historical events is what make a good historical novel. And that is what was presented in the book, the same case as The Deluge, making the decision of which is the best part of the series so difficult.
Therefore, I can not agree that the second, is the best, or the first is not so good, as I had read through reviews and comments. Jan 18, Mela rated it liked it Shelves: read-only-in-polish , historical-romance , historical-period-longth-century , historical-fiction , polish-literature. My review is the same as for Ogniem i mieczem - see here. Jan 05, Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk rated it liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , polish. Of the Trilogy this is my least favourite. It feels, to me, as though it is lacking a focus.
Dec 15, Adina rated it it was ok. Yes, I'm selfish. Sienkiewicz is creative enough that you will rarely be that far ahead of the plot twists and never because you had no warning. Even if you do know what is coming, the details may not be what you expected.
Having a warrior of a woman is a much needed relief from fainting, teary eyed motherly women that is every other female in the series. The inclusion of a great warrior driven mad by the violence Bottom Line First: I did enjoy Pan Michael, but not as much as the earlier volumes in The Trilogy. The inclusion of a great warrior driven mad by the violence or war is another example of an unexpected, but rightly included plot point.
This is a good book, but I was too often frustrated and urging the writer to move along. Over all I enjoyed the trilogy and recommend them to those willing to take on a few thousand pages of reading, all in an antique style and seeded with words from at least 5 languages.
Each book is a high romance of swords and knightly war. Pan Michael is far more about romance as in between the upper class ladies and warrior men of nobility. The entire first half of Pan Michael is about the maneuvers of the heart. The now aging Zagloba, sometimes Falstafian drinker and blow-hard and also the Polish Ulysses, master of schemes focuses on the love life of his favorite knights.
Pan Michael is the title character of this novel, also known as the little knight and the finest swordsman of the Polish Common wealth. He is certainly the central male character. Much of the book centers on a rather modern young lady Pani Basia often referred to as the haiduk Bridand. She is established as very non-traditional, having killed a marauder with duck shot some time before the novel's beginning.
She is a skilled swordswoman and will take lessons from the little knight. Of all the women in the three novels, she will be the one of the strongest and most able to take care of herself and her man. One of the key dramatic moments will come later when she escapes from the evil minded love of a once trusted officer turned dangerous enemy. We will have been told that this winter will be the end of a recent and brief period of relative peace following the expulsion of the Swedes recounted in book II of the Trilogy.
A new war is to come returning the reader to the wilds of the Ukrainian wastes. Many of the same remote burned out locations first destroyed in book I. This war will combine the Cossacks and the Trucks in a massive invasion. Despite consistent and accurate intelligence from the far reaches of the Polish Commonwealth, the frontier is not getting needed reinforcements.
The reader is carefully warned that the most our band of Polish Brothers can hope to achieve is to buy time. As in the earlier novel, Sienkiewicz writes very rich and richly detailed stories. The enemy is bad , but true to their own beliefs and systems.
Warfare is brutal, with both sides willing to burn and slaughter if only to keep an approaching enemy from the benefits of captured stores. There is a vast amount of hands kissed with great violence. Mustaches are alternately twisted and twitching, and pressing of heavily clothed breasts to heavily clothed bosoms as lovers and family member weep and swear their love.
Expect expositions on the many layers of feudal titles between the many populations , citizenships, military and civil titles.
Much of it can become too much. A major plot driver in the first third of the book is an impending election of the new King. Zabloba is drawn into one of the inner circles determined to elect a Polish king. We never here who gets elected, which also means we are not told that the new Polish King is, as a matter of history , not that great. Ultimately the narrative style can be too elaborate, too detailed, too courtly, too much High Romance and too filled with what will be unimportant asides.
Reading The Trilogy can be like reading your way through a vast over frosted wedding cake. Pan Michael gave me too many of these moments. Much is made of the young haiduk studying sword play form the "best swordsman in all of Poland". She will never be seen using this skill in a fight.
The three books of the Zabloba Romances can be read, stand alone, but if you can work your way through this overly rich style, try for all three.
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