A Coup for Humanity
Revolutionaries Fight for Justice and Equality against Relentless
Brutal Forces in New Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel.
In times of global conflict, soldiers and civilians in
warring nations often find it difficult to distinguish between friend
and foe. In The Janissary Trilogy, author Firsid Barsa
takes readers to a distant planet immersed in a revolution that
creates comrades out of enemies and pits soldiers against their
The first book of the trilogy,
The Peasant War
delves into the turmoil of the
Remish Empire, a kingdom of restive peasants, malcontent nobles,
and an emerging middle class. These restless citizens grudgingly
follow the imperial orders of their king, who in turn relies on
the extreme loyalty of the Janissary Corps, an elite cavalry unit,
to protect his life and carry out his commands. General Dmitry Konchak
is the ruthless leader of this corps.
Tension simmers as a secret society of noblemen plots
to overthrow the monarchy and free the serfs. The society recruits
Reiss Tselatse, an idealistic and rebellious aristocrat, to join
the scheme. Their plans are foiled, however, and the rebels fall
into the hands of the enemy. Captured, Reiss endures torture as
he guards a vital secret.
A serf uprising sweeps the empire, and Konchak leads
the janissaries on a mission to restore order. Instead, inspired
by mystical visions, he and his men join forces with the urban revolutionaries
in a bizarre alliance. Janissary General Dmitry Konchak becomes an unlikely hero
of the Revolution -- a military genius who is squeamish and faints at the sight
of blood, an effeminate drunkard, an outsider among the political elite,
the so-called “New People” whom he helped bring to power.
Tselatse is freed from exile and joins the
fight as the Commissar of the Janissary Corps. However, to be a
part of this murderous crew, he must reconcile his humanitarian
ideals with their barbaric methods.
In the second book of the trilogy,
The New People In Power
Field Marshal Konchak fights to reunite the empire and re-conquer breakaway
regions, including his own native province. In the village where he was born,
the janissary comes face to face with his own past, as an ancient Oracle
foretells a ghastly future. Konchak’s destiny is mirrored by that of his friend.
Tselatse's infatuation with a merchant’s
daughter leads to an unlikely act of heroism: They must burn the secret police
archives to keep them out of the hands of hostage-takers. And yet, not all
the files are burned…
In the third book of The Janissary trilogy,
The Final Conflict
Konchak must save the empire which he himself forged, against a ferocious horde of invaders.
As war wages on, neither enemy atrocities, nor assassinations, nor relentless power struggles within the ruling elite
can deter Konchak from pursuing his personal destiny. The ancient gods, original inhabitants of this planet,
for many generations trapped within a mountain, have decreed a unique fate for the janissary.
But first he must settle scores with the man who betrayed him, and face the horrific loss of a beloved friend.
In this satisfying finale, all the threads of the complex story come full circle to a final resolution:
A missing letter from an old printing press; a message that travels across the continent only to be returned as “Undeliverable”;
fragments of encrypted files employed to trap a spy: all the mysteries are finally resolved, concluding this epic story of
revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.