The Deluge, known as "Potop" to the people of Poland, is set in the wild frontiers of war torn Poland during the seventeenth century. An epic tale of faith, selfishness, sacrifice and heroic valor is retold in this love story that is virtually unknown outside of its native country. This vivid tale comes alive as it sweeps you across the plains and the forests of Poland and Lithuania and is set against the bloody background of the Swedish Invasion of 1655-1697 The Deluge is the second of three novels written by the famous and much loved author Henryk Sienkiewicz. Like the other two parts of the Sienkiewicz Trilogy, "The Deluge" not only depicts vital historical events but also mirrors a people soul. It is a masterful blend of history and imagination that shows whole nations as well as individuals caught up in earthshaking events, fighting for their lives and rediscovering themselves through their own commitments.