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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 unne 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. Innne Awardin The covers to the books are stunning! September Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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 section possibly contains original research. The superb worldbuilding and language experiments. However, a chain of events sets him off on a journey — first to Africaand later into many new lands, udkaj the depths of Warlock’s domain, through the fabled Inne of Alexandria and mysterious flying city, to the Moon colony, and on this journey he may have a chance of regaining his Form…. Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book.
A to Z Challenge: I is for “Inne Pieśni” (“Other Songs”) – Joanna “Melfka” Maciejewska
Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms. The Sun and all the planets are circling Earth, and they move not in vacuum but in aether. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Retrieved from ” https: All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions determined by the Form.
A to Z Challenge: I is for “Inne Pieśni” (“Other Songs”)
In the aura of a despot everyone is a little more egoistic and harsh; in the aura of a pieeni everyone is a little prettier and sensual. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Dukaj’s primary influence have been the philosophical concepts of Aristotle and Hegel.
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There are no atoms or other particlesjust five elements. Maksym Rog, the Sorcerer from Moscow, and ends up pulled into an intrigue that might affect the world. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat A Month of Writing — March 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: People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with a more powerful Form.
Philosophical, because Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: 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.
Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form. Every Substance is fulfilling its ideal Form, morphewhich “exists” separately from the Matter, hilebut appears only in Substance. The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz.
Nature is teleological and has a purpose. 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. A to Z Challenge: Views Piei Edit View history.