The Harvest of Chronos
An epic, humourous, and quite unique historical novel that looks at Central Europe in the 16th century – a territory plagued by ceaseless battles for supremacy between the Protestant political elite and the ruling Catholic Hapsburg Monarchy, as well as the ongoing battle between the sexes. In Kumerdej’s wonderful saga, history and fiction intertwine in wavelike fashion, producing a colorful portrait of the Renaissance; permeated by humanist attempts to resurrect antiquity through art, new scientific findings, and spirited philosophical and theological debates.
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The novel is a colourful portrait of Central Europe in the 16th century. It is convincing and authentic in the way it captures the spirit of that time, but what maked this book great is the language which changes with the narrator. You get the feeling that history is repeating itself only the ways of manipulation are different.