The Janissary

The Peasant War

by Firsid Barsa



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/16/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 664
ISBN : 9781418405007
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 664
ISBN : 9781414039411

About the Book

“The King shall lose both head and crown…”

Doomed by ancient prophecy, the ineffectual ruler of the Remish Empire faces countless enemies:  rebellious nobles, an insurgent middle class, nationalistic rebels from breakaway provinces, a restive serf population.

The King summons the one man in all his empire who can save his dynasty:  the janissary General, Dmitry Konchak.

But can the King truly trust this strange man – a military genius who is squeamish and faints at the sight of blood, a religious mystic, an effeminate drunkard?

The King orders the janissary to arrest the conspirators of the White Lodge, wealthy young aristocrats seeking to overthrow the monarchy.  The newest recruit to their cause is Reiss Tselatse, whose tormented past has made him a fervent idealist, renouncing everything for the sake of the Revolution.  Tselatse’s chance encounter and bizarre friendship with the janissary will have far-reaching implications for the fate of the empire.

A letter of type missing from a printing press….  Mystical visions born from the bite of an insect….  The fateful consequences of a young widow’s ordeal…. Threads which weave throughout this epic story of revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.

About the Author

Firsid Barsa was born in South Africa, grew up in the United States, studied at Moscow University, has a Master’s degree in Russian Literature, and is keenly interested in Russian and European history of the Jacobin and Napoleonic periods.

Barsa, whose hobbies include alpine skiing and figure skating, currently lives in a small town in the state of Connecticut, and is putting the final touches on the second and third books of the Janissary Trilogy.