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In the year 1668 of Our Lord Jesus Christ, two years after the Grand Vizier Ahmed
Kupriili had laid siege to Candia, in the month of grass, which is the fifth month
after the beginning of the year, the holy Christian forest called Rhodopa suffered
'I was in the Persian campaign, at the first siege of Candia and in Hungary. With
Syuleiman Aga.' 'You have sown badly, Hodja.' 'Syuleiman Aga did not allow the
people to change their faith.' Karaibrahim raised his eyebrows. 'No, I did not ...
The great siege of a fortress, second in the history of mankind after the Siege of
Troy had come to an end. And Candia, like Troy, stood on the shore of the sea. In
the siege of Candia as in that of Troy, help had come from all the world for the ...
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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.