Marek Toman

The Conquest of Saaremaa Island

Trans. Eero Balk
Saarenmaan valloitus
Saarenmaan valloitus
Kustannus Oy Pieni Karhu, 2007, 146 pp
Language: Finnish
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
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The sixty seven images, reminding us of medieval codices, describe the journey of a knight’s son Fabian of Hruškov from the Czech frontier to the order’s seat in Marlbork, which in the 13th century ruled over north- eastern Europe by the joint power of the sword and the cross, and then to the last outpost in the Baltic region not as yet conquered by the monks. While the commander of the young man’s suite sees the mission conducted in the name of the one and only God as a matter of military prestige, as soon as the journey starts, the “whelp” of the expedition displays efforts to answer existing questions by even more questions, striving to achieve a more effective communication.

Information about the original Czech edition

Dobytí ostrova Saaremaa

Language: Finnish
Title: Saarenmaan valloitus
Place: Helsinki
Publisher: Kustannus Oy Pieni Karhu
Year: 2007
Pages: 146
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency
Grants