"The best epic saga of the prewar period"
Czesław Miłosz: History of Polish Literature
Nights And Days
Two fast-paced, hilarious adventure tales set in the Ancient Med. A European bestseller since 1946,
finally in English.
Witold Makowiecki (1903-1946) was a Polish agricultural engineer. Under German occupation during World War II, he took up writing to distract and cheer up his family and friends with colorful and witty tales. He is the author of popular adventure novels set in the ancient Mediterranean. Each book is a stand-alone volume, but the appearance of several characters connects them all. His books were published only after his death, but due to their writing style, fast action, and humor, they proved a great popular success and have remained in print since their original publication in 1946, in several European languages.
The Two Titles of the Series
A European Best-seller classic, continuously in print since 1946, now for the first time in English.
They slip their jailors in Carthage and rush across the Mediterranean pursued by enemy agents and assassins: a mysterious oriental priest and his Greek apprentice. Their mission: to prevent the outbreak of a civil war in Egypt. Their opponents: the Great Phoenician Council and the entire state apparatus of Eternal Egypt. Their resources: the old man's wit and the young man's courage.
A classic tale of high adventure, full of white-knuckle twists and turns, engaging characters, and sparkling humor. A European best-seller since 1946 now beautifully translated into English. If you liked The Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers, you will love this.
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A European action-adventure best-seller, never once out of print for 80 years, now for the first time in English.
Greece 562 BC.
For insolvent debtors, the price of bankruptcy is slavery. When his mother and siblings are seized for unpaid debts, little Diossos must run to fetch his friends: Kalias, Melicles, and Polynicos. He must cross mountains, forests, and stormy seas, brave wild animals, slave catchers, pirates, and... the law. He has one month to achieve his quest, but only days to grow up.
The Heroes of Out of the Lion’s Maw return for an encore in this stand-alone tale of high adventure, full of white-knuckle twists and turns, engaging characters, and sparkling humor. If you liked The Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers, you will love this.
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