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The more I read by this author, the more I realize he is one of the most talented and best contemporary authors of our time. This is a beautifully written book. The characters, the settings, the prose, all invite one in to this time and place. He is a master at creating everyday life during turbulent times. These are times we've read about, but I would venture that most of us have never really understood the times beyond the headlines and history books. Mr. Fischer makes them come alive. I read his first book, The Luck of the Weissensteiners, and knew I had discovered an immensely talented author. Not only was I not disappointed when I read Sebastian, if anything it eclipses his first book. Now I'm compelled to read his third book in the Three Nations Trilogy, The Black Eagle Inn. But it's a compulsion I'm looking forward to! Thanks, Mr. Fischer for bringing the past alive so beautifully!