By Jaan Kross
The moment half in an epic ancient trilogy - The Estonian resolution to Wolf Hall - through the nation's maximum smooth author
The 12 months is 1563, and through any account Balthasar Russow will be acknowledged to have risen on the planet. clean from his stories 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 the city - a lot to the chagrin of her father, who has no desire to welcome peasant inventory to the kin while there is not any scarcity of upstanding younger German males - and is poised to start the chronicle that might ascertain his eternal fame.
But tribulations nonetheless wait for the now not-quite-young Pastor - Livonia remains to be laid low with international powers, with Tallinn braced to resist a protracted Muscovite siege. And he'll notice that marriage is usually a battlefield in itself.
Translated from the Estonian through Merike Beecher
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