Fall of the King
by Johannes V. Jensen, Denmark.
The story of a dreamy, nonchalant student Mikkel Thøgersen and the entanglements that utimately bring him into service as a mercenary under King Christian II of Denmark during the first half of the 16th century. Moving from the Danish countyside to Stockholm during the execution of Swedish nobility and finally to the imprisonment of Mikkel and Christian, the narrative is a lyrical retelling of ”the fall” – of country, history, the individual, and nature. Both an epic depiction of real events and a complex psychological novel.
Paperback, 274pp. 1992