By Jaan Kross
The moment half in an epic old trilogy - The Estonian resolution to Wolf Hall - by way of the nation's maximum glossy author
The 12 months is 1563, and by means of any account Balthasar Russow should be stated to have risen on this planet. clean from his reports within the German city of Stetten, he has assumed the function as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. furthermore, 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 kinfolk whilst there's no scarcity of upstanding younger German males - and is poised to start the chronicle that would be certain his eternal fame.
But tribulations nonetheless wait for the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia continues to be laid low with international 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 way of Merike Beecher
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