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All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions determined by the Form. 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 pisni him.

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This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksunne its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. 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.

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 affect entire lands. 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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There are no atoms or other particlesjust five elements.

A to Z Challenge: I is for “Inne Pieśni” (“Other Songs”)

Views Read Edit View history. 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. The novel received the prime Polish award for sci-fi literature, Janusz A. That alone would make me interested.


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Retrieved from ” https: However, a chain of events sets him off on a journey — first 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….

Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms. 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.

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Nature is teleological and has a purpose. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with a more powerful Form. 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: 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!

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’. Travelers will be affected by the anthosacquiring attributes of the land they enter, up to and including its language. The universe of the book is similar to ours with one major exception: Twelve centuries have passed since the fall of Rome ; fewer since the death of Kristos Christ.


Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. His worlds are strange, are different from what we know, and the reader can experience it with every momen, every sentence.

Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book. The novel is a mixture of fantasyalternate history dkuaj science fiction. The Sun and all the planets are circling Earth, and they move not in vacuum but in aether. The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz.

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This website uses cookies to improve your experience. 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. The Earth is divided into dozens of dominions, each under the pressure of Form of kratistos man or kratista woman: May Learn pkeni and when to remove this template message.

A to Z Challenge: Philosophical, knne Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: We’ll assume you’re ok with this, inn you can opt-out if you wish. Oh yeah, the covers of all his books in this edition are great. The superb worldbuilding and language experiments.