A freedom fighter against the Russian Tsar meets a legendary witch. She promises him that the revolution will be successful, and he will become the greatest leader ever. It’s too good an offer for him to refuse, but he might regret it.
The great Pope Urban II sought to unite the Christians of Europe and unleash them against Moors in Spain. He got his wish by accident. The result was bloody and tragic. This is historical fiction, rich with insights for us.