King Stakh's Wild Hunt

King Stakh s Wild Hunt King Stakh s Wild Hunt tells the tale of Andrey Belaretsky a young folklorist who finds himself stranded by a storm in the castle of Marsh Firs the seat of the fading aristocratic Yanovsky family Of

  • Title: King Stakh's Wild Hunt
  • Author: Uladzimir Karatkevich
  • ISBN: 9789491425202
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • King Stakh s Wild Hunt tells the tale of Andrey Belaretsky, a young folklorist who finds himself stranded by a storm in the castle of Marsh Firs, the seat of the fading aristocratic Yanovsky family Offered refuge by Nadzeya, the last in the Yanovskys line, he learns of the family curse and terrible apparitions that portend her early death and trap her in permanent, maddeKing Stakh s Wild Hunt tells the tale of Andrey Belaretsky, a young folklorist who finds himself stranded by a storm in the castle of Marsh Firs, the seat of the fading aristocratic Yanovsky family Offered refuge by Nadzeya, the last in the Yanovskys line, he learns of the family curse and terrible apparitions that portend her early death and trap her in permanent, maddening fear.As Belaretsky begins to unravel the secrets of the Yanovskys, he himself becomes quarry of the Wild Hunt, silent phantoms who stalk the marshes on horseback and deliver death to all who cross their path He must uncover the truth behind the ghostly hunt to release Nadzeya from her fate and undo the curse that hangs over the marshes.A jewel of Belarusian classic literature, King Stakh s Wild Hunt is one of Karatkevich s most critically acclaimed works that also inspired a 1979 film adaptation Based on an ancient European legend, this suspense masterpiece taps into the imagery of the country s rich cultural heritage to offer both a haunting piece of gothic intrigue as well as a profound meditation on the destiny of the Belarusian people.

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    About " Uladzimir Karatkevich "

  • Uladzimir Karatkevich

    Karatkievich was born in 1930 in Orsha, Vitebsk region In 1954, he graduated from the Philological Department of Kiev University and taught first in a village school in the Kiev region of Ukraine and then in his home town, Orsha Belarus Later, he completed advanced literature courses 1960 , and then cinematography 1962 , both in Moscow Literature then became his main occupation His first published work was a poem that appeared in 1951, that was later followed by three collections of verse Later, he turned to prose, and had since published a large number of short stories, in collections entitled Chazenia, The Eye of the Typhoon, From Past Ages, and others He also wrote the novels Unforgettable and The Dark Castle Olshansky Probably Karatkievich s most popular work is the novel King Stakh s Wild Hunt , 1964 His novels deal predominantly with Belarus s historical past, including the January Uprising 1863 1865 Karatkievi also wrote a number of plays, essays, articles, screenplays for short and feature films, and some very interesting detective and adventure stories Karatkievich s literary works are marked by romanticism, rich imagery, and emotionalism A recipient of several national literary awards, he has strongly affected the further development of historical themes in Belarusian literature.

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  • Атмосферно-готичний листопадовий роман, з завиваннями вітру, вересом на полях і вершниками-привидами, а-ля Джейн Ейр впереміш з Дракулою і Тарасом Шевченком. Читається дуже швидко, навіть білоруською, а взагалі білоруською дуже приємно читати.Речі, які ріжуть око - раціона [...]


  • Совершенно чумовая белорусская готика. Немного бледное начало, но в целом просто великолепно.


  • Vladimir Korotkevich's "Savage Hunt of King Stakh" has quite a few things in common with Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles". There is a depressing and creepy locale - the marshes. There is an heiress Nadzeja Janovska - the last direct descendant of an old aristocratic family - whose father died under mysterious circumstances. There is a terrifying family curse, set into motion by a long-gone ancestor in his pursuit of power. There is a group of guardians and distant relatives, [...]


  • Уладзимир Караткевич - моето ново литературно откритие. Беларуски поет и писател от началото на миналото столетие, който в родината си е окачествяван като "Апостолът на беларуската литература". Първият, който прави живи опити да събуди родолюбието и себеуважението на бела [...]


  • I received this one through the First Reads initiative on .One of the best mysteries I've read in a long time. The book goes into the history and the mystery of a particular family. One man, the protagonist is looking to solve the mystery, to save the girl he loves. He is strong-willed and persistent and through his eyes, we learn and see the pieces come together in a journey which keeps us guessing till the very end. The engaging and eccentric characters walk you through a path that will make y [...]


  • Аповесць трымае ў напружанні з першай да апошняй старонкі: спачатку інтрыгуе, потым не на жарт палохае (мінулай ноччу мне нібыта падалася здань Блакітнай дамы, вось вам крэст:)). Адарвацца было немагчыма, гістарычныя дэталі дадаюць рэалістічнасці (ці яшчэ больш містыкі?) апа [...]


  • Young Andrey, lost within the remote swamps of a Belarusian territory, comes upon the grand, forgotten castle of Marsh Firs. There, he meets his high-born hostess, Lady Nadzeya Yanovsky, the last remaining heir to the Yanovsky line. She is deeply frightened of the all-too-real phantoms that exist inside and outside of the castle walls."It was fright, chronic, horrible fright. Not the fright that makes one's hair stand on end for a moment, but the fright that finally becomes a habitual state impo [...]


  • Andrey Belaretsky gets caught in a rain storm. His carriage takes him to the castle of Marsh Firs. There Andrey meets Nadzeya Yanovsky. It seems that Nadzeya is being stalked by sinister phantoms that go on a hunt at night. Andrey decides to stay and help Nadzeya. Andrey gets an up close and personal look at the Wild King’s Hunt.I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have never heard of Uladzimir or that this book was made into a movie. This book is not something that I would typically read [...]


  • Esmamulje oli küll see, et „Jälle mingi raamat, kus hakatakse Nõukogude Liitu ülistama? Peab vist ikka tolleaegsete raamatute umbropsu laenutamise lõpetama“. Aga õnneks kuskil paarkümmend lehte sai loetud ja siis tõmbas raamat ennast korralikult kaasa.Piisavalt müstikat ja piisavalt reaalsust. Sellised kirjeldused, mis manasid pildi silme ette ja tõid kananaha ihule. Igaljuhul oli seda hea lugeda ja hakkasid tegelastele reaalselt kaasa elama, et mis kellega juhtuda võib ning kes s [...]


  • Со времен школьной программы никогда бы не подумала, что могу зачитываться белорусской классикой. А вот Короткевич стал приятным открытием. Настоящий экшн в обрамлении белорусских болот. Тайны, загадки, "зданi"(бел. призраки) и цiхiя крокi. Очень короткая повесть, в 300 страниц [...]


  • Not at all what I expected. A great murder mystery. Felt like Bram Stoker meets Shelock Holmes. A very pleasant suprise.


  • Ilmselt jäi see raamat minu jaoks kaugeks, nii ajaliselt kui ka kultuuriliselt. Lugu iseenesest on põnev, meenutades nii mitmestki aspektist "Baskerville'ide koera". Ometi ei olnud see kaugeltki nii köitev, kui A. C. Doyle meistriteos. (view spoiler)[Kuigi lõpuks saavad kõik saladused lahendatud, on mitmedki neist lahendustest minu maitse jaoks veidi liiga lihtsad. Või poolikult välja mängitud. Saladuse puhul tahaks pööret, üllatust, aga miskit jääb nagu puudu. (hide spoiler)]



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  • А калі мне скажуць заўтра, што я памру, - ну што ж: адпачынак таксама нядрэнная штука.Немагчыма зразумець народ, будучы ў зусім іншай талерцы; хто толькі не кпіў з яго дзеля сваёй карысці. Добры, памяркоўны, рамантычны народ у руках такой поскудзі. І пакуль гэты народ будзе дур [...]


  • This is an eerie tale. The whole story creates a creepy, dreary atmosphere and you can feel the oppressive weight hanging over these people and see the effect that constant fear has had on them. It’s wonderful how it keeps you unsure of what is real or imagined, what is supernatural and what is the conniving of man. It is a mystery and a ghost story and you are never sure what is going to happen next. There is the quiet, slow horror of noises and apparitions in the hallways and the heart stopp [...]


  • Захватывающая книга с необычным сюжетом, очень атмосферно. Неплохая интрига, хоть я и догадалась, кто главный злодей почти сразу, но это впечатления не испортило. Из минусов могу выделить только в некоторой степени язык, который порою смущал слэнгом (это я так маты называю), [...]


  • King Stakh's wild hunt was an interesting read, not the type of book I would usually select. It being such a different read made the selection even more worthwhile. I found that during the novel there were many words whose meaning I was not familiar with. In the case of many of them, the inbuilt Kindle dictionary was also not familiar. A quick google of these words often proved to show they were Belarussian in nature. This added some difficulty to the read, however, it also added to the reward. [...]


  • Белорусская адаптация "Собаки Баскервилей". Отменная между прочим. Интересный сюжет держит в напряжении от начала до самого конца.Глубокое описание персонажей и обстановки заставляет работать воображение на 100%. При этом весь роман выдержан в определённом темпе - скучно н [...]


  • King Stakh's Wild Hunt is an enticing mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. The reader wonders, along with Belaretsky, whether the Hunt is human or supernatural and the tension is nicely maintained from start to finish.I particularly liked the way the story is woven into Belarusian history and the impact that has on the tale. The characters are intriguing and well drawn and all in all the book is a very enjoyable read.


  • What an interesting book! Written in the style of a late 19th century novel, Karatkevich cunningly interweaves gothic themes with a Slavic sensibility. The novel's atmosphere is appropriately spooky at the right times and the tension is very high throughout. Altogether an enjoyable read, and most likely one that I will come back to again.


  • Это совершенно новая книга в белорусской литературе того века. Здесь нет того монотонного повествование про жизнь селян и злого пана. Это детектив, с убийствами, мистикой, любовью, алчностью. Все пропитывает страх перед неизвестностью, и лишь один человек, преодолевая стра [...]


  • Loo teevad eriliseks tema valgevene päritolu ning kohati veidi labane ideoloogiline klassi-temaatikat käsitlev retoorika. Kuningas Stahhi ajujaht on midagi kerget ja kaasahaaravat, pinget hoitakse üleval viimaste lehekülgedeni.






  • The book had an excellent mystery and I loved the historical setting. It was one of the books one can't put down until completion. I'm glad I came across this book as a first reads winner.


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