With Fire and Sword

Henryk SIENKIEWICZ (1846 - 1916)

In 1647, Poland is a land facing complete destruction with fire and sword. It may come from without, as the Tartar hordes swarm over the steppes, turning cities to ash and the Poles to slaves. It may come from within the country’s bounds, as the traitor Hmyelnitski leads the Cossacks in a devastating revolt. Or it may come simply because the nation’s leaders and nobility have become selfish, lazy, and complacent, and are ill-equipped to face the horrors coming their way.

If Poland is to survive, it will depend on the heroes who rise in her time of need. Yeremi Vishnovyetski, the warrior-prince who alone can lead his people to victory … if they are wise enough to accept his leadership. The diminutive soldier Michael Volodiyovski, ever unlucky at love, but never equaled as a swordsman. Longin Podbipyenta, the Lithuanian giant whose sacred vow to remain unmarried until he performs an impossible feat in battle is complicated when he falls madly in love. Pan Zagloba, Poland’s Falstaff, whose thirst for ale and penchant for self-preservation are exceeded only by his loyalty to his friends. But in the end, Poland’s fate will rest on the shoulders of the knight Jan Skshetuski, who must choose between the safety of his beloved Helena and his allegiance to prince and country.

With Fire and Sword is the first novel of Sienkiewicz’s epic “Trilogy”, but is a stand-alone story in its own right. (Introduction by D. Leeson)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 03 Book I, Chapter 3 David Leeson
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Play 14 Book I, Chapter 14 David Leeson
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Play 16 Book I, Chapter 16 David Leeson
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Play 17 Book II, Chapter 1 David Leeson
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Play 20 Book II, Chapter 4 David Leeson
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Play 26 Book II, Chapter 10 David Leeson
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Play 27 Book II, Chapter 11 David Leeson
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Play 29 Book II, Chapter 13 David Leeson
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Play 30 Book II, Chapter 14 David Leeson
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Play 33 Book II, Chapter 17 David Leeson
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Play 34 Book III, Chapter 1 David Leeson
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Play 50 Book III, Chapter 17 Piotr Nater
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Play 56 Book IV, Chapter 1 part 1 Piotr Nater
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