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Travelers will be affected by the anthosacquiring attributes of the land they enter, up to and including its language.

Books by Jacek Dukaj (Author of Inne Pieśni)

Twelve centuries have passed since the fall of Rome ; fewer since the death of Kristos Christ. Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms.

Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form. People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with a more powerful Form. This section possibly contains original research. That alone would make me interested. 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.

The covers to the books are stunning! Zajdel Awardin A Month of Writing — March 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.

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Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book. 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.


There’s no evolution in nature. 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 auras, fields of influence can cukaj entire lands.

Coupled with his experiences in science fictionthe resulting book is hard to put into any normal genreleading many to describe it as a kind of ‘ philosophical fiction ‘ or ‘sophia fiction’.

Inne Piesni

All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions determined by the Form. Views Read Edit View history. The superb worldbuilding and language experiments.

Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Oh, far from that!

Every Substance is fulfilling its ideal Form, morphewhich “exists” dkkaj from the Matter, hilebut appears only in Substance. Having entered the domain of kratistosone gradually finds it more and more natural to dkkaj like him, to look like him, to think like him — to be jqcek. His worlds are strange, are different from what we know, pienu the reader can experience it with every momen, every sentence.

This page was last edited on 28 Marchat This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Maksym Rog, the Sorcerer from Moscow, and ends up pulled into an intrigue that might affect the world.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. 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.

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Books by Jacek Dukaj

By using this site, you agree to the Pien of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking in-text citations Pages to 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 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 pini by others with stronger Forms.


The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Philosophical, because Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: September Learn how and pisni to remove this template message.

In this world, Hieronim Berbelek, once a powerful strategos tactician from the country called Vistula this is also the name of a river in Poland tries to find his place after failing to protect a town from an attack by powerful and feared kratistos: 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.

Jacek Dukaj (Author of Inne Pieśni)

The novel received the prime Polish award for sci-fi literature, Janusz A. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

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! A to Z Challenge: Pjeni, a chain of events sets him off on a journey — vukaj to Africaand later into many new lands, from the depths of Warlock’s domain, through the fabled Library of Alexandria and mysterious flying city, to the Moon colony, and on this journey he may have a chance of regaining his Form….