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Villeins (The Villeins Trilogy #2)
By medieval law, villeins are illiterate laborers, living as slaves bound by church-state law, and sending their sons to die in constant wars. But the printing press changes everything. When a stubborn little group of brethren suffer alongside them, and teach them to read, a powerful bond is formed, of love and respect. Will the villeins still accept their yoke, when they ...more
Paperback, 486 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by Incunabula Press
(first published November 8th 2013)
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I just completed this book two of three in The Villeins Trilogy. Fast-paced storytelling with compelling characters is the mode here. This book was even better than the first, picking right up from where the first ended. Pearson not only creates a page-turning tale - he challenges the reader's thinking about might making right and brings out chilling parallels to our modern superpower world with the power of the Church in Europe at the beginning of the Reformation. Characters are so well ...more