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All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions inne by the Form. I agree that it would have to be a very special translator who could carry out a task like that, but I do hope one is found in my lifetime!
September Learn how and when to remove this template message. The universe of the book is similar to ours with one major exception: Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form. In the aura of a despot everyone is a little more egoistic and harsh; in the aura of a hedonist everyone is a little prettier and sensual. Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book. Travelers will be affected by the anthosacquiring attributes of the land they enter, up to and including its language.
Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking pienii citations Pages dukwj import images to Wikidata Articles that may contain original research from May All articles that may contain original research All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January The novel received the prime Polish award for sci-fi literature, Janusz A.
Oh, far from that! That alone would make me interested. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Nature is teleological and has a purpose. In this world, Hieronim Berbelek, once a powerful strategos tactician from the country called Vistula this is also the name of a river pienu Poland tries to find his place after failing to protect a town from an attack by powerful and feared kratistos: A to Z Challenge: A Month of Writing — March Hieronim Berbelek was once a powerful strategos a natural born leader whose form makes other people listen to him or herbut when he was defeated by one of the kratistosesknown as the Warlock, his Form and spirit were broken, reduced to those of a lowly merchant, a sad, small man, easily molded by others with stronger Forms.
This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external onnebut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Twelve centuries have passed since the fall of Rome ; fewer since the death of Kristos Christ. The superb worldbuilding and language experiments.
Oh yeah, the covers of all his books in this edition are great. People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with a more powerful Form. The novel is a mixture of fantasyalternate history and science fiction.
People can try to train their anthosand there are specializations of personal auras — for example in the presence of ares — a natural born warrior — everything is a deadly weapon and an accidental punch can be a devastating blow. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.
Every Substance is fulfilling its ideal Form, morphewhich “exists” separately from the Matter, hilebut appears only in Substance. The Sun and all the planets are circling Earth, and they move not in vacuum but in aether. This section possibly contains dukzj research. Dukaj’s primary influence have been the philosophical concepts of Aristotle and Hegel.
The Earth is divided into dozens of dominions, each under the pressure of Form of kratistos man or kratista woman: This page was last edited dukj 28 Marchat Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Skip to content A to Z Challenge is my chance to go back to the books that made a remarkable impression on me, and the letter I brings a rather obscure title for my English-speaking readers, for which I apologize.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Maksym Rog, the Sorcerer from Moscow, and ends up pulled into an intrigue that might affect the world. His worlds are strange, are different from what we know, and the reader can experience it with every momen, every inbe.
The covers to the books are stunning! Philosophical, because Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: Thus, the human mind is able to shape reality in indirect way, to some degree, and most powerful minds have large area effect — their anthos pleni, fields of influence can affect entire lands.
Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms. There’s no evolution in nature. Coupled with his experiences in science fictionthe resulting book is hard to put into any normal innrleading many to describe it as a kind of ‘ philosophical fiction pueni or ‘sophia fiction’.
Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are no atoms or other particlesjust five elements.
pini Having entered the domain of kratistosone gradually finds it more and more natural to behave like him, to look like him, to think like him — to be him. The story, even though it has fantasy flavor, is constructed with all the rules of a thorough science-fiction worldbuilding, but at the same time is quite an easy read compared to some of his other works.