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Woman. Swedish. Nerdy child of the early 80s. I love stories. I love reading them, writing them, watching them, and I love playing them.

Fantasy is my great love, but I'll occasionally dabble in well-written novels, mythology, folklore, and non-fiction. Don't ask me about Nordic Noir. I don't read the stuff.

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Review of 'Tower of Fools' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I want to start this review by setting something straight; this is not a new book—well, it certainly isn’t now, but it wasn’t new on its October 2020 release either—it was newly translated.

The Tower of Fools is the first novel in The Hussite Trilogy, published in Poland between 2002 – 2006. It’s been extensively promoted as a new Sapkowsi novel.; it isn’t new, it’s just finally available in English.

The Tower of Fools begins in Silesia in 1425; there, we meet Reinmar of Bielawa, who, for reasons that will become obvious, are also knowns as Raynevan. At the beginning of the story, he’s discovered in an… indelicate situation with the wife of a high-born knight.

Reynevan is forced to flee. Pursued by the knight’s powerful family, he escapes into a region filled with political upheaval, war, religious persecution, and intrigue.

The Tower of Fools is, without a doubt, a …