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And the boy said : 'Refugees are coming from Chepino.' His father made him
repeat the same words three times. The boy repeated. 'Refugees are coming
from Chepino.' And Manol realized what these words meant, and what the Turks
And she told us of the capture and ruin of Chepino as it has been set down in
other books and chronicles, too. 'When the Turkish Emir Tsar Mehmed, called the
Hunter, began the war in Mora, he sent 105 ship loads of soldiers by sea, and ...
News had come that morning that a whole week ago Mehmed Pasha had begun
to convert the Chepino region to Islam, and that he would afterwards go down
south, along the course of some river. The moon went on shining, and over there
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Earth and Sky shattering book !!!! I read it in Bulgarian my mother's tongue.... I had no idea Bulgaria had a living Literary Giant of the caliber of Kazantzakis... Makes one think if Bulgaria has given birth to men of the caliber of Manol, the main protagonist of the book and movie, then this nation will rise.... I have been fishing in the Rhodope mountain lakes as a kid and they are truly magical... but after I read this book, I started to look at that region of the world with an entirely different outlook... I plan to visit villages in that region and meet people and take photos....
Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.
One of the best books I have read. It should be historical, but I think is about a values of life and faith. Three brothers one converted in Islam, the other two are still Christians - ready to lose them life, but sticking in its predecessors' religion. They received more support from them Islamic neighbors then coming up rapists. The destiny is curving in different aspects, but the end is loaded with a lot of hope.
It is worth reading this book.